Sending Mail via Extended MAPI

John J. Lee jjl at
Fri Jul 30 22:02:50 CEST 2004

David Fraser <davidf at> writes:

> Does anyone have an idea how to send mail via the win32 mapi
> extensions that come with pywin32? It's very easy using Simple MAPI,
> but unfortunately brings up dialog boxes inn various versions of
> Outlook with security patches etc. It doesn't seem obvious from any
> documentation and the spambayes classes (which are cited as a good

I think that's the idea.  Microsoft's plan to is to make the API for
sending mail without user intervention so incredibly complicated and
pulverisingly dull that the even the virus authors can't be

IIRC, there's a commercial COM server that wraps up Extended MAPI and
exposes a clone of the Simple MAPI interface.


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