MAPI Developer: MAPI call (lpFolder)->OpenEntry() takes 2 minutes to open messages in mailbox

Recently I was working with a MAPI developer and came across this interesting issue. We noticed their custom MAPI application takes 2 minutes to open the messages in a given mailbox. Further troubleshooting we noticed they see this behavior with the MAPI call, (lpFolder)->OpenEntry(). It takes 2 minutes to open messages in a given mailbox…


Custom CDO app throws error CDO_E_FAILED_TO_CONNECT

Recently I was working with a customer (at his Windows XP) where his CDO app (CDOSEND.vbs – given below) is failing to send email and throws the error “CDO_E_FAILED_TO_CONNECT” (you can refer the below given Output also). We tried setting CONFIG parameters like user name, SLL, password – but it doesn’t help. Code Snippet: Option…


Troubleshooting: Why Windows Mobile is connecting to my PC?

There are several things that may prevent your device from connecting: If Windows Live OneCare is installed on your computer, it may be blocking device connectivity. For the steps to configure Windows Live OneCare to allow the device to connect, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/en-us/help/synchronize/device-center-onecare.mspx The driver installation may not have completed successfully….