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…


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…


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…


December 2013 Release of MFCMAPI and MrMAPI

The December 2013 Release (build is live: It’s been a while. I’ve been busy while I was gone. All dialogs got a visual refresh with collapsible panes. New windows cascade now. I finally implemented a viewer for messages. And most important of all, I went out and got myself a snazzy new icon…