Address Book Stupid Error Msg -- MAPI

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jim giglio

I opened the address book as usual yesterday, selected a name, then
right-clicked on the name and selected "action". The action I wanted was to
send mail. But I got a REALLY stupid error message to the effect that the
address book can't find an e-mail client to use. Then it goes on to say some
gibberish about MAPI. There is no option that allows ANYTHING to be set to
MAPI.

Why am I getting this error msg? And what can I do about it? I tried using
the error msg as a GOOGLE search string, and it appears that I'm not alone
with this problem. But the suggested answer is to go to TOOLS -> OPTIONS and
set outlook as the default e-mail client. SURPRISE! That had no effect. Does
anybody have the answer?
I opend the address book as usual yesterday, selected a name, then
right-clicked on the name and selcted "action". The action I wanted was to
send mail. But I got a REALLY stupid error message to the effect that the
address book can't find an e-mail client to use. Then it goes on to say some
gibberish about MAPI. There is no option that allows ANYTHING to be set to
MAPI.

Why am I getting this error msg? And what can I do about it? I tried using
the error msg as a GOOGLE search string, and it appears that I'm not alone
with this problem. But the suggested answer is to go to TOOLS -> OPTIONS and
set outlook as the default e-mail client. SURPRISE! That had no effect. Does
anybody have the answer?

jcgiglio@att.net

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Bruce Hagen

Windows version? OE version? Server name? What happens if you open a new
message window and click on the To to add the recipient?

Care to share the REALLY stupid error message with us?

Please post the error message in its entirety. You can left click on it to
highlight and then right click to copy and then paste it into this thread.

Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP [Mail]
Imperial Beach, CA

"jim giglio" <jimgiglio> wrote in message
news:166AA3A8-C82E-4BA5-AEDB-8D57FD31E885@microsoft.com...
>I opened the address book as usual yesterday, selected a name, then
> right-clicked on the name and selected "action". The action I wanted was
> to
> send mail. But I got a REALLY stupid error message to the effect that the
> address book can't find an e-mail client to use. Then it goes on to say
> some
> gibberish about MAPI. There is no option that allows ANYTHING to be set to
> MAPI.
>
> Why am I getting this error msg? And what can I do about it? I tried using
> the error msg as a GOOGLE search string, and it appears that I'm not alone
> with this problem. But the suggested answer is to go to TOOLS -> OPTIONS
> and
> set outlook as the default e-mail client. SURPRISE! That had no effect.
> Does
> anybody have the answer?
>
> jcgiglio@att.net
>
> > n/a


 
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Bob

Which AV program do you have installed?

Do you have AV email scanning enabled?

"jim giglio" <jimgiglio> wrote in message
news:166AA3A8-C82E-4BA5-AEDB-8D57FD31E885@microsoft.com...
>I opened the address book as usual yesterday, selected a name, then
> right-clicked on the name and selected "action". The action I wanted was
> to
> send mail. But I got a REALLY stupid error message to the effect that the
> address book can't find an e-mail client to use. Then it goes on to say
> some
> gibberish about MAPI. There is no option that allows ANYTHING to be set to
> MAPI.
>
> Why am I getting this error msg? And what can I do about it? I tried using
> the error msg as a GOOGLE search string, and it appears that I'm not alone
> with this problem. But the suggested answer is to go to TOOLS -> OPTIONS
> and
> set outlook as the default e-mail client. SURPRISE! That had no effect.
> Does
> anybody have the answer?
> I opend the address book as usual yesterday, selected a name, then
> right-clicked on the name and selcted "action". The action I wanted was to
> send mail. But I got a REALLY stupid error message to the effect that the
> address book can't find an e-mail client to use. Then it goes on to say
> some
> gibberish about MAPI. There is no option that allows ANYTHING to be set to
> MAPI.
>
> Why am I getting this error msg? And what can I do about it? I tried using
> the error msg as a GOOGLE search string, and it appears that I'm not alone
> with this problem. But the suggested answer is to go to TOOLS -> OPTIONS
> and
> set outlook as the default e-mail client. SURPRISE! That had no effect.
> Does
> anybody have the answer?
>
> jcgiglio@att.net
>
> > n/a


 
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Michael Santovec

That means that Outlook Express is not properly set as your default mail
program.

OLEXP: "Send To" and E-mail Links Do Not Work with Outlook Express
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306098

Also, in Windows XP: Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Set Program
Access and Defaults, Custom, Email and select Outlook Express.

Mike - http://TechHelp.Santovec.us

"jim giglio" <jimgiglio> wrote in message
news:166AA3A8-C82E-4BA5-AEDB-8D57FD31E885@microsoft.com...
> I opened the address book as usual yesterday, selected a name, then
> right-clicked on the name and selected "action". The action I wanted
> was to
> send mail. But I got a REALLY stupid error message to the effect that
> the
> address book can't find an e-mail client to use. Then it goes on to
> say some
> gibberish about MAPI. There is no option that allows ANYTHING to be
> set to
> MAPI.
>
> Why am I getting this error msg? And what can I do about it? I tried
> using
> the error msg as a GOOGLE search string, and it appears that I'm not
> alone
> with this problem. But the suggested answer is to go to TOOLS ->
> OPTIONS and
> set outlook as the default e-mail client. SURPRISE! That had no
> effect. Does
> anybody have the answer?
> I opend the address book as usual yesterday, selected a name, then
> right-clicked on the name and selcted "action". The action I wanted
> was to
> send mail. But I got a REALLY stupid error message to the effect that
> the
> address book can't find an e-mail client to use. Then it goes on to
> say some
> gibberish about MAPI. There is no option that allows ANYTHING to be
> set to
> MAPI.
>
> Why am I getting this error msg? And what can I do about it? I tried
> using
> the error msg as a GOOGLE search string, and it appears that I'm not
> alone
> with this problem. But the suggested answer is to go to TOOLS ->
> OPTIONS and
> set outlook as the default e-mail client. SURPRISE! That had no
> effect. Does
> anybody have the answer?
>
> jcgiglio@att.net
>
> > n/a


 
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VanguardLH

jim giglio wrote:

> I opened the address book as usual yesterday, selected a name, then
> right-clicked on the name and selected "action". The action I wanted was to
> send mail. But I got a REALLY stupid error message to the effect that the
> address book can't find an e-mail client to use. Then it goes on to say some
> gibberish about MAPI. There is no option that allows ANYTHING to be set to
> MAPI.
>
> Why am I getting this error msg? And what can I do about it? I tried using
> the error msg as a GOOGLE search string, and it appears that I'm not alone
> with this problem. But the suggested answer is to go to TOOLS -> OPTIONS and
> set outlook as the default e-mail client. SURPRISE! That had no effect. Does
> anybody have the answer?


Internet Options -> Programs
Select an e-mail client.
 
F

FromTheRafters


"jim giglio" <jimgiglio> wrote in message
news:166AA3A8-C82E-4BA5-AEDB-8D57FD31E885@microsoft.com...
>I opened the address book as usual yesterday, selected a name, then
> right-clicked on the name and selected "action". The action I wanted
> was to
> send mail. But I got a REALLY stupid error message to the effect that
> the
> address book can't find an e-mail client to use. Then it goes on to
> say some
> gibberish about MAPI. There is no option that allows ANYTHING to be
> set to
> MAPI.
>
> Why am I getting this error msg? And what can I do about it? I tried
> using
> the error msg as a GOOGLE search string, and it appears that I'm not
> alone
> with this problem. But the suggested answer is to go to TOOLS ->
> OPTIONS and
> set outlook as the default e-mail client. SURPRISE! That had no
> effect. Does
> anybody have the answer?


No, but I do have a question.

The results of your google string seemed to return fixes for "Outlook"
not "Outlook Express" - they are different programs and may have
different 'stupid error' textboxes.

So my question is - are you asking about Outlook or OE?

 
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