You receive a "You Do Not Have the Necessary Permissions" error message when you import or link a Hotmail folder in Access 2002

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Article ID: 288001 - View products that this article applies to.
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This article applies to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb) and to a Microsoft Access project (.adp).

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When you try to import or link a Microsoft Hotmail Inbox into an Access database, you receive the following error message:
You do not have the necessary permissions to use the " object. Have your system administrator or the person who created this object establish the appropriate permissions for you.


The Outlook/Exchange ISAM driver opens a MAPI connection to Microsoft Access with read-only permissions.


Download all the messages in the Hotmail folder before you try to link or import.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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Steps to Reproduce the Problem

  1. Start Microsoft Outlook 2002.
  2. Set up an account for reading Hotmail within Outlook. You may need to create a profile for your Hotmail account.
  3. Start Microsoft Access.
  4. On the File menu, point to Get External Data, and then click Import.
  5. In the Files of Type dialog box, click Outlook.
  6. Click the Hotmail folder, and then click the Inbox.

    Note that you receive the error message that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section of this article.
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Article ID: 288001 - Last Review: October 24, 2013 - Revision: 1.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Access 2002 Standard Edition
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