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A2002/3 SendObject & Netscape Messenger Email

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In A97, I used sendobject frequently. My default mail application when
I was developing in A97 up until July this year was netscape 4.x (yes, i
was a dinosaur and I know netscape 4.x was the bug that ate Sheboygan).

With my new PC and A2003, I'm using Netscape 7.2 (which other netscape
users tell me is much, much better than 4.x with respect to all sorts of
things).

However, my sendobject coding does not seem to be working with Netscape
messenger 7.2, my current default mail application.

Are there any issues with this? I really don't want to start developing
with a separate smtp mailer such as Blat, which I used successfully in
A97 developments. The reason is because I would usually have a routine
to check the user's registry (this was for win98 apps) for Blat and then
ask the user if they wanted to install Blat from a separate directory on
our server if it was not found. Then, for those familiar with Blat, you
have to have the body, to, subject, etc, come from files, so i would
have to write to an area that Blat could find. I'm not that confident
of doing this sort of thing in Win XP environment and would much prefer
to just use the sendObject action in Access itself.

Thanks in advance for any help!
--
Tim - http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~tmarshal/
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Nov 13 '05 #1
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Here are a couple of places to look:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MailTo

HKEY_LOCAL_MACINE\Software\Clients\Mail

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\11.0\ Common\Mapidll

let us know if this helps...

(david)

"Tim Marshall" <TI****@antarctic.flowerpots> wrote in message
news:cj**********@coranto.ucs.mun.ca...
In A97, I used sendobject frequently. My default mail application when
I was developing in A97 up until July this year was netscape 4.x (yes, i
was a dinosaur and I know netscape 4.x was the bug that ate Sheboygan).

With my new PC and A2003, I'm using Netscape 7.2 (which other netscape
users tell me is much, much better than 4.x with respect to all sorts of
things).

However, my sendobject coding does not seem to be working with Netscape
messenger 7.2, my current default mail application.

Are there any issues with this? I really don't want to start developing
with a separate smtp mailer such as Blat, which I used successfully in
A97 developments. The reason is because I would usually have a routine
to check the user's registry (this was for win98 apps) for Blat and then
ask the user if they wanted to install Blat from a separate directory on
our server if it was not found. Then, for those familiar with Blat, you
have to have the body, to, subject, etc, come from files, so i would
have to write to an area that Blat could find. I'm not that confident
of doing this sort of thing in Win XP environment and would much prefer
to just use the sendObject action in Access itself.

Thanks in advance for any help!
--
Tim - http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~tmarshal/
^o<
/#) "Burp-beep, burp-beep, burp-beep?" - Quaker Jake
/^^ "What's UP, Dittoooooo?" - Ditto

Nov 13 '05 #2

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David, thanks very much for your reply. Comments below:

david epsom dot com dot au wrote:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MailTo
Not sure what to look for in here, but the directory is there.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACINE\Software\Clients\Mail
Again, not sure what to look for, but because I installed several
browsers, I have directories in this key for:

* hotmail (I assume installed by winXP?)

* Mozilla

* MSN EXPlorer

* Netscape (I have this set up, I think for my 7.2)

* Netscape messenger (I set up 4.8 so I could test som of my web stuff
on the dreaded 4.x)

* Outlook Express
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\11.0\ Common\Mapidll


What's interesting here is that there is now directory like the above.
I have down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\11.0\ Common\
but no Mapidll.

Could this be it? What might be causing it? Perhaps Access is looking
for this directory which, I would assume would have a default path set
to my netscape mailer, would it not?

I thought I'd used the correct windows XP stuff to make sure this was
correct...

Thanks in advance for any comments back on this, David? or anyone?
--
Tim - http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~tmarshal/
^o<
/#) "Burp-beep, burp-beep, burp-beep?" - Quaker Jake
/^^ "What's UP, Dittoooooo?" - Ditto
Nov 13 '05 #3

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> > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\11.0\ Common\Mapidll

I just got that one from Office 97

OL98: Send To Command Starts Wrong E-mail Program
http://support.microsoft.com/default...B;en-us;180896

HKEY_LOCAL_MACINE\Software\Clients\Mail
Look in the default value of the key.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MailTo

On my PC the Open Command of the MailTo key (which is the key
used by the URL:MailTo protocol) opens Outlook.

(david)


"Tim Marshall" <TI****@antarctic.flowerpots> wrote in message
news:cj**********@coranto.ucs.mun.ca... David, thanks very much for your reply. Comments below:

david epsom dot com dot au wrote:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MailTo


Not sure what to look for in here, but the directory is there.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACINE\Software\Clients\Mail


Again, not sure what to look for, but because I installed several
browsers, I have directories in this key for:

* hotmail (I assume installed by winXP?)

* Mozilla

* MSN EXPlorer

* Netscape (I have this set up, I think for my 7.2)

* Netscape messenger (I set up 4.8 so I could test som of my web stuff
on the dreaded 4.x)

* Outlook Express
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\11.0\ Common\Mapidll


What's interesting here is that there is now directory like the above.
I have down to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\11.0\ Common\
but no Mapidll.

Could this be it? What might be causing it? Perhaps Access is looking
for this directory which, I would assume would have a default path set
to my netscape mailer, would it not?

I thought I'd used the correct windows XP stuff to make sure this was
correct...

Thanks in advance for any comments back on this, David? or anyone?
--
Tim - http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~tmarshal/
^o<
/#) "Burp-beep, burp-beep, burp-beep?" - Quaker Jake
/^^ "What's UP, Dittoooooo?" - Ditto

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