August 2014 Release of MFCMAPI and MrMAPI

The August 2014 Release (build is live: It’s been a chaotic half year and I haven’t been able to get my builds out as often as I’d like, though I did do a ton of work on MFCMAPI. This month we get a totally rebuilt MAPI property parsing engine. As it’s an engine…


Message Header Analyzer’s Manifest

For those of you who know what to do with this, here’s the manifest for Message Header Analyzer: For the rest, I’ll put some instructions together later. Enjoy!


Automated Dump Collection Using Procdump

I thought I’d share a script I’ve been using on some recent cases to generate memory dump files on multiple machines for intermittent crashes. The scenario this script targets is that you have a process, say Outlook.exe, which is crashing for a number of users, but you haven’t yet narrowed down a repro scenario. You’d…

Outlook 2013 Click To Run and COM Interfaces

In this article I’ll go over the current state of Outlook 2013 Click To Run (C2R)and support for various programmatic interfaces. Please comment on any areas I’ve missed and I’ll update the article accordingly. With Outlook 2013, we enabled something we had never supported before, side by side (SxS)  installation with other versions of Outlook….


MAPICDO March 2014 Release

It’s time for what is most likely the last release of the MAPICDO download. Here are the release notes: Installation details: The version given on the Download Center is 08.03.08353. The version stamped on the files, however, is 6.5.8353.0. All of the files in the update are dated January 13th, 2014. If you already have…


February 2014 Release of MFCMAPI and MrMAPI

The February 2014 Release (build is live: The past month’s experiment of checking in as I go seemed to work well. Since the checkins are now self annotated I’ve decided to stop post creating items in the issue tracker for work I’ve already done. Do please continue to file items for work I…


Prefix Searching the PST

Here’s a neat trick: Load a PST into Outlook and pick a folder with some messages in it Go to Advance Find -> Advanced -> Field -> All mail Fields –> From Select condition”’word starts with”. Enter the last part of an e-mail address of a sender of a message in your folder. Click on…

Custom Icons and Table View

A couple of customers recently reported this interesting issue with Outlook views and custom form icons: Publish a custom form in Outlook and chosen to give it an icon. There doesn’t need to be anything special about the form. In fact, the default custom form icon will reproduce this issue. Configure a folder with the…