Fun with Outlook and MAPI
davidf at sjsoft.com
Fri Dec 10 20:57:49 CET 2004
Will McGugan wrote:
> Chris wrote:
>> I'm trying to send an e-mail through outlook. So far I've gotten it
>> to work with the mail script at
>> http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/149461 My
>> only problem is that when I call Resolve() and Send(), I get
>> confirmation dialogs. I will be sending out quite a few e-mails at a
>> time, and would rather not have the user have to click yes for every
>> single one. Does anyone know a workaround? I know about smtplib, but
>> I would prefer to simply make what I have work. Thanks.
> Alas, I dont think that there is much you can do to prevent the
> confirmation dialogs with Outlook's MAPI dll. MS added them in a service
> pack as an anti-virus measure, so no work-around. Not all clients show
> these anoying dialogs though. Thunderbird definately doesn't.
There is actually a workaround. You're using Simple MAPI which has a
nice easy interface. The confirmation dialogs are only for Simple MAPI.
Using Extended MAPI can work around the problem but its a lot more tricky.
See the initial discussion here:
This code has now been included in pywin32 somehow but I can't remember
where and its late. Should also be a cookbook entry. Maybe Google can
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