Can't send email from my address book in OE

  mooghaun 20:56 09 Sep 2003

A problem has occured in my Outlook Express after a reformat. Whenever I go into the Address Book to send an email and click on 'Send Mail' I get this message: Address Book - Main Identity The Address Book could not identify an e-mail client that it could invoke. The Address Book uses the simple MAPI protocol to send email. If your e-mail client provides an opton to let it handle simple MAPI calls, then turn on this option from the e-mail client and try again.

How do I turn on this option. Please help.

  spikeychris 21:09 09 Sep 2003

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\WAB\WAB4
Is there a DWORD named UseOutlook and is its value set to 1?

If so, you have Address Book configured to share contacts with Outlook, even
if you don't use it (can happen with the install of Office). Change the
value to 0 (zero).

  spikeychris 21:32 09 Sep 2003

Just to elaborate, apologies if you know already.

Go to start and run, type regedit. You will see a + sign on the left of My computer followed by Hkey_classes_root. You will also see HKEY_CURRENT_USER with a + symbol on the left, hit the + and hit the + to the left of software then Microsoft then Wab and finally click on the Wab4 folder.

You will see use Outlook in the right pane, double click it. You will see its D word value, if it is set to "1" the set it to 0 (zero) re-boot and try that.

  mooghaun 21:42 09 Sep 2003

Spikeychris, in WAB4, WAB File Name, I've got:
(Default) "C/WINDOWS/Application/Data/Microsoft/Address Book

Nothing else.

When I click on the WAB4 file, everything is set at 0x00000000(0)

In WAB Sort State, I get: (Default) (value not set.) Same in WAB Server Properties.

When I click on WAB I get: (Default) (value not set)
Server ID: 0x00000119(505)

  mooghaun 21:46 09 Sep 2003

Our emails crossed, I'll go back and search for Outlook.

  mooghaun 22:04 09 Sep 2003

Checked thoroughly, there is no Outlook in the right pane in WAB4

  spikeychris 13:30 10 Sep 2003

In the c:\windows\sendto folder you should have a zero byte file named Mail

If not, look in the registry at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MAPIMail (note the dot
before MAPIMail)

Is the Default value "CLSID\\{9E56BE60-C50F-11CF-9A2C-00A0C90A90CE}" ?
If it isn't post back.

  mooghaun 20:53 10 Sep 2003

Checked everything like you told me to:
The Sendto folder does a zero byte named MailRecipient.MAPIMail

In the Registry, I found .MAPIMail (it has the dot before). The default value is exactly as you gave me with one small exception: The "CSLID had one slash immediately after it and yours had two, thus: "CSLID/} etc. Was this a typo error.

Also I tried to open the MailRecipient.MAPIMail folder out of curiousity and the Open Box kept bouncing back when I clicked Open. Don't know if that throws light on anything.

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