Outlook 2007 : Why i can’t accept an invitation that is in a third-party calendar format?

One of my customer updated that they have an application which uses Outlook Object Model which usually receives the invitation and process it. But when has issues for a specific invitation to a meeting in Microsoft Outlook 2007. This impacts him that he can’t no longer accept the invitation. When we researched regarding the issue,…

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Unsupported Messaging API’s in Managed code – Outlook Add-ins

Certain technologies that predate the .NET Framework are not supported in managed code programming. These technologies include Collaboration Data Objects (CDO), Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI, often known as Extended MAPI), and Simple MAPI. These technologies were designed and developed with unmanaged code, and Microsoft does not provide official managed wrappers to support their use…

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Outlook 2007 SP2’s application shutdown changes

I went through Ryan’s MSDN article, where we can learn how Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Service Pack 2 has changed the way that the Outlook process shuts down. Customers developing Outlook solutions that run outside of the Outlook process should understand these changes and the impact on their solutions. Prior to Outlook 2007 SP2, Outlook…

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How to get Explorer & Inspector selected mail item using Outlook Object Model (OOM) & .Net?

In this article, we are going to see how we can get Explorer & Inspector selected mail item using Outlook Object Model (OOM) & .Net and process it. ‘[Code Snippet : VB.Net, .Net Framework 2.0/3.5, Outlook Object Model (OOM)] … ‘Declaration part Dim ThisOutlookSession As Outlook.Application = New Outlook.Application Dim NS As Outlook.NameSpace = ThisOutlookSession.Session…

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CDONTS, CDOSYS, System.Web.Mail & System.Net.Mail

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 does not install Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) for NTS (CDONTS). Therefore, applications that use CDONTS do not function on a Windows Server 2003-based computer. Windows Server 2003 provides improved alternatives to CDONTS. To make applications that use CDONTS function on a Windows Server 2003-based computer, update existing CDONTS applications to use…


Outlook 2007 MAPI reference : Required properties for all the messages

Please find the following table which described in the Outlook 2007 MAPI reference talks about properties that clients can expect to set or see supported on messages of all classes. Property Description PR_CREATION_TIME PidTagCreationTime Canonical Property (PidTagCreationTime) Set by message store providers on outgoing messages. PR_DISPLAY_BCC (PidTagDisplayBcc) PR_DISPLAY_CC (PidTagDisplayCc) PR_DISPLAY_TO (PidTagDisplayTo) Set by message store…

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How to use offline booking of resources in Outlook?

Do you know how to use offline booking of resources in Outlook? Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, Microsoft Outlook 2002, and Microsoft Outlook 2000 allow you to schedule a resource, such as a conference room or piece of equipment, without the Microsoft Exchange Server account that is assigned to this resource being…

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Part # 3 : Working with SCL (Spam Confidence Level) – Manually adding the SCL rating field into the column header of Outlook folders

Per the support knowledgebase, we need to add the SCL rating field, follow these steps: In Outlook 2003, click Inbox. On the View menu, click Arrange By, and then click Custom. In the Customize View: Messages dialog box, click Fields. In the Show Fields dialog box, click the Select available fields from list, and then…

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Part # 2 : Working with SCL (Spam Confidence Level) programmatically

In this series, we will concentrate on how we can get the IMF SCL rating programmatically with Outlook 2003/2007 by calling the getSCL() method: ‘[Outlook VBA : Code snippet] … Sub getSCL() …   Set inbox = Outlook.ActiveExplorer.CurrentFolder Set items = inbox.items   ‘Implement Unstructured Exception handle On Error Resume Next ‘should it encounter an…


Part # 1 : Working with SCL (Spam Confidence Level)

What is the SCL? The spam confidence level (SCL) is the normalized value assigned to a message that indicates, based on the characteristics of a message (such as the content, message header, and so forth), the likelihood that the message is spam. What are the SCL values? There are eleven values available to categorize spam,…

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