September 2015 Release of MFCMAPI and MrMAPI

The September 2015 Release (build is live: It’s amazing – how much I don’t get to work on MFCMAPI when I’m no longer in Developer Support. That’s no excuse for leaving it alone for a year! I did patch quite a bit in the past year. Here’s a change list – see the…


ProfileProp – Examine Profile Properties

I’ve had some requests lately to write a MAPI sample that shows how to access profile properties programmatically, so I threw this together from some bits and pieces of code I had laying around. I had the chance to incorporate a few cool features in this code: MultiEx: It loops over the profile services looking…


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…


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…


Wrapped PST and Indexing

One of the things we’ve seen with Outlook 2013 is that Wrapped PSTs that never used to be indexed by Outlook are indexed now. This can be great if you’ve got a store which can deal with being crawled, but what if your store can’t handle it? The PST provider on which the Wrapped PST…