"A program is trying to access e-mail addresses" message...


Ian Francis

I have Office 2002 Pro running on Windows XP. I have recently updated my
Office package with all available updates and have noticed a new, annoying
feature. Everytime I compose an e-mail I get the dialog box that states "A
program is trying to access e-mail addresses you have stored in Outlook. Do
you want to allow this?".

Is this a normal part of the security update, and if so, is there any way I
can disable it?

Thanks in advance,



I am in the same situation wit several workstations in the office doing the
same thing. I am allso looking for a solution.

Ian Francis

Thank you for the link. Unfortunately, I don't find anything in the
suggested list that I am using on my machine. The only thing that comes to
mind is that I am using Word to compose my e-mails. Assuming Word is the
"program trying to access e-mail addresses" would you know what I need to do
to stop the dialog box from coming up?

Thanks again,


See http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2002sp3.htm#problems

Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

Word will not cause that warning. Did you read the information about the Acrobat add-in? That seems to be the most commonly involved add-in.

Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of
Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers

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