Mark Pearl

So, a morning of bashing my head an a new found appreciation for .Net…

Today I had to do some legacy app programming in vb6…

The issue we were trying to resolve was that we had an application sending emails via the MAPIMessages library. Everything worked fine in Windows XP, but if the user ran the same program in Windows 7 you would get a Runtime error ‘32002’.

After a fair amount of searching on the internet I got several conflicting reasons as to why this was “crashing”. To save those other poor soles that may come across this problem I have pasted a working vb6 solution that works in Windows 7 below…

Public Function TestEmail(ByRef MAPIMessages As MAPIMessages, ByRef MAPISession As MAPISession) Let MAPISession.DownLoadMail = False ‘————————————————— ‘Sign on Session ‘————————————————— If (MAPISession.SessionID = 0) Then Call MAPISession.SignOn End If

    With MAPIMessages
        .SessionID = MAPISession.SessionID
        .AddressResolveUI = False

        .MsgSubject = "This is a subject."
        .MsgNoteText = "This is a body."

        .RecipIndex = 0
        .RecipType = 1
        .RecipAddress = "smtp:"
        .RecipDisplayName = "smtp:"

        .Send False
    End With End Function Now there are a few gotchas that you have to be careful about…

You need to set the RecipDisplayName correctly, if you do not, even if the RecipAddress is correct it will return an error.

You also need to turn the AddressResolveUI to false…

Provided you have those two things done… it should work fine…

Good luck!

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