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Can't send mail using Send To: drop down

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  1. neilvonhof

    neilvonhof Thread Starter

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    An error occurred while attempting to open the Windows Address Book . Please specify a default mail delivery location in your profile. MAPI 1.0 [00000220]".

    What do I do?
    Thanks
     
  2. EAFiedler

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    Hi neilvonhof

    What operating system and messaging program are you using?

    Let us know.
     
  3. neilvonhof

    neilvonhof Thread Starter

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    Windows XP Pro SP2. I use Outlook for email (not Express) if that's what you mean by messaging program???
    Thanks so much for the help!
     
  4. EAFiedler

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    Yes, exactly. :)

    What version of Outlook are you using, 97, 2000, 2002 or 2003?
     
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    Outlook 2000 SP-3
     
  6. EAFiedler

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    Is this a new setup for Outlook 2000?

    Close Outlook 2000.
    Control Panel > Mail Icon > Delivery tab

    In the drop down window, select the Personal Folder (.pst) file you want your messages to be delivered to.
    Apply, OK to save and close.

    (If it says (None) in the drop down window, then you will need to add a Personal Folder to the Profile.)


    Restart Outlook 2000.

    Let us know if that makes a difference.
     
  7. neilvonhof

    neilvonhof Thread Starter

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    No, this is not a new setup for Outlook 2000.
    There is no Delivery tab when I open the Mail icon in Control Panel. (Also no drop down window) When I dbl. click on Mail I get a window called Internet Accounts - fields called Account, Type & Connection and buttons down the right side starting at top with Add, then Remove, Properties, Set as Default (grey'd out), Import, Export and Close at the bottom.
    I recieve mail just fine...........and have been using this set up for over 2 years??????
     
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    It sounds like your setup for Outlook 2000 is for Internet Mail only.

    Mine are all setup as Corporate Workgroup, I'll see if I can find the steps for you.
     
  9. EAFiedler

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    Is the Outlook Express Address Book setup to share its contacts with Outlook 2000?

    Open the Address Book in Outlook Express,
    Click the Tools menu in the Address Book.
    Do you see a Share option there?
    If so, uncheck it to remove the sharing.

    Close the Address Book and Outlook Express.

    Start Outlook 2000 and see if you still receive that error message.
    Was the error occurring when clicking the To: button in a new message?

    More information on sharing:
    http://www.slipstick.com/contacts/oeshare.htm
    http://www.insideoe.com/files/wab.htm#share
     
  10. neilvonhof

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    OK, I did what you said and it was set to Share so I selected not to share. Shut down both Outlook and Outlook Express and Address Book - but the problem I'm having still exists. The error does NOT occure when clicking the To: button in new message.
    The ONLY problem I am having has to do with sending a file as an attachment through Outlook. Let's say I want to send a particular photo. I open Windows Explorer (now called My Computer in the window that opens) find the photo file I want to send, right click on that file and point at Send To and select Mail Recipient - at that point I get the error message mentioned in the first post. What I used to get and what I get on my Win XP computer at work is a new message window opened in Outlook with the file attached, ready to address and send.
    Thanks again for all of this assistance!
     
  11. RT

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    This won't fix the problem, but it might be a work-around. It should bring up Outlook from the Send To context menu, but I do not know if a new message with the file attached will come up (crosses fingers :) ).

    Click Start>Run and type " sendto " without quotes, to open the Send To folder. Click File>New>Shortcut from the top drop-down menu. Browse to the exe file that opens Outlook (Outlook isn't installed on the computer I'm using right now so I can't direct you, sorry). Click Next, and type a name. Finish and you're done.

    The name you typed should appear when you right click a file and choose Send To. As I stated, this should open Outlook, but this suggestion may not be what your looking for.
     
  12. EAFiedler

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    RT's solution is also a valid option.


    Do you receive the same error in Internet Explorer
    File > Send > Page by E-mail or Link by E-mail ?


    With Outlook 2000 closed:
    Control Panel > Internet Options > Programs tab
    In the E-Mail: field select Microsoft Outlook

    If Microsoft Outlook already shows in the E-Mail field, select Outlook Express
    Apply, OK to save and close.

    Go back into Internet Options and select Microsoft Outlook
    Apply, OK to save and close.

    Test the Send To function.
    ________________________________________________________________


    If that fails check the File Types:
    Open My Computer
    Tools > Folder Options > File Types tab
    Scroll down to:
    URL:MailTo Protocol
    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Outlook.exe" -c IPM.Note /m "%1"

    Click the Advanced button
    Highlight open
    Click the Edit button
    Verify the Application used to perform action: is similar to the above.
    (Verify this is the correct path for your Outlook.exe)
    To change the default e-mail program


    Let us know if anything makes a difference or not.
     
  13. neilvonhof

    neilvonhof Thread Starter

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    RT's work around works!
    As far as the last instructions from EAFielder:
    1) I do NOT receieve the same error when I do what you said in Internet Explorer - the Send Page worked - loaded Outlook with the page in the text field.
    2) I did the switch to Outlook Express and back to Oulook as you instructed - no change - same error
    3) I did the File Types: instructions - the path was correct in the URL:MailTo Protocol. I went into Edit to check it out, confirmed that it was the correct path to my Outlook and none of that made a difference - same error.
    Conclusion: I am happy with the work around - it works and really takes no more clicks or steps than it does the way that it's supposed to work. However, if you want to continue your quest I am more that happy to keep trying out your suggestions and be your guinea pig.
    Thanks again for all of this,
    -Neil
     
  14. RT

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    Glad it worked for you, neilvonhof!
    You can use the same technique to add other items to the Send To context menu, say specific folders or other programs.

    Unfortunately it doesn't address the true nature of the error you're getting, but you're in good hands with Mr Fielder.

    Best of luck
     
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