"A rule in this public folder prevents a message this large from being posted."



I got an error from my VB program which tries to post a file to the
outlook public folder:

A rule in this public folder prevents a message this large from
being posted.

The machine that runs the VB program uses outlook2003. I can post the
same file with outlook2000 manually without problem. Does anyone know

Dim objDocItem As Outlook.DocumentItem
Dim strFileType As String
Dim intLoc As Integer
Dim objAtt As Outlook.Attachment
' FileSystemObject requires reference to
' Microsoft Scripting Runtime library (scrrun.dll)
Dim fso As Scripting.FileSystemObject

On Error GoTo errorHandler

' check whether file exists
Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
If fso.FileExists(strFilePath) Then
' add new DocumentItem to folder
Set objDocItem = objFolder.Items.Add("IPM.Document")
' attach the file and set properties
Set objAtt = objDocItem.Attachments.Add(strFilePath)
objDocItem.Subject = objAtt.FileName

' set special message class for Office document files
intLoc = InStrRev(strFilePath, ".")
strFileType = Mid(strFilePath, intLoc + 1)
Select Case strFileType
Case "doc"
objDocItem.MessageClass =
Case "xls"
objDocItem.MessageClass = "IPM.Document.Excel.Sheet.8"
Case "pps", "ppt"
objDocItem.MessageClass =
End Select

Call subError("Postfile", 1001, "Successfully posted " &
strFilePath, 1)
Call delay(20)
Call subError("Postfile", 1001, "Could not find file: " &
strFilePath, 1)
End If
Exit Sub

Set objDocItem = Nothing
Set fso = Nothing
Set objAtt = Nothing
Call subError("Postfile", Err.Number, Err.Description, 0)

Sue Mosher [MVP-Outlook]

Does the folder have any restrictions as to what forms in can accept?

Sue Mosher, Outlook MVP
Author of Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003

and Microsoft Outlook Programming - Jumpstart for
Administrators, Power Users, and Developers

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