Word MailMerge and Outlook Security

Discussion in 'Microsoft Outlook' started by NorCalVikesFan, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. We have a Word VBA macro that sends e-mails using the
    ActiveDocument.MailMerge
    object. When we execute the ActiveDocument.MailMerge.Execute method Outlook
    pops up the "An application is trying to access your address book..."
    message on a system using Outlook 2003 and Exchange 2003 (I believe).

    We had this issue before and were able to give our customers a workaround
    suggested by Microsoft. The work around was to use the Outlook Security
    template and customize the security settings for particular users. This
    worked in previous versions of Outlook/Exchange, but we are having some
    difficulty getting it to work with the 2003 version.

    My question is, will this method still work? Or have the security features
    changed too much, preventing this method from working?

    We haven't done too much experimenting with all of the settings yet. We
    will continue to do that. I'm just trying to confirm that this method will
    still work.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
    NorCalVikesFan, Feb 9, 2005
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  2. Yes, that technique applies to all versions of Outlook from Outlook 2000 SP2
    and later.

    --
    Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
    Author of
    Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
    Administrators, Power Users, and Developers
    http://www.outlookcode.com/jumpstart.aspx


    "NorCalVikesFan" <> wrote in message
    news:aadOd.2364$...
    > We have a Word VBA macro that sends e-mails using the
    > ActiveDocument.MailMerge
    > object. When we execute the ActiveDocument.MailMerge.Execute method
    > Outlook
    > pops up the "An application is trying to access your address book..."
    > message on a system using Outlook 2003 and Exchange 2003 (I believe).
    >
    > We had this issue before and were able to give our customers a workaround
    > suggested by Microsoft. The work around was to use the Outlook Security
    > template and customize the security settings for particular users. This
    > worked in previous versions of Outlook/Exchange, but we are having some
    > difficulty getting it to work with the 2003 version.
    >
    > My question is, will this method still work? Or have the security
    > features
    > changed too much, preventing this method from working?
    >
    > We haven't done too much experimenting with all of the settings yet. We
    > will continue to do that. I'm just trying to confirm that this method
    > will
    > still work.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for your help.
    >
    >
    >
     
    Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook], Feb 9, 2005
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