You may receive a security warning message when you use the SendObject macro action or the SendObject method in Microsoft Access

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Article ID: 884998 - View products that this article applies to.
For a Microsoft Access 2000 version of this article, see 263084.
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Symptoms

When you use the SendObject macro action or the SendObject Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) method with the EditMessage argument set to No, you may receive the following security warning message:
A program is trying to automatically send e-mail on your behalf. Do you want to allow this? If this is unexpected, it may be a virus and you should choose No.
The Yes button in the dialog box is disabled for several seconds, and then you can click Yes. If you click Yes, the e-mail message is sent. If you click No, the message is not sent, and you may receive one of the following error messages:
Error message that is received with the SendObject macro action
Microsoft Office Access can't send this e-mail message. Before attempting to send an e-mail message from Microsoft Office Access, resolve the problem identified in the previous message, or configure your computer to send and receive e-mail messages.
Error message that is received with the SendObject VBA method
Run-time error '2293': Microsoft Office Access can't send this e-mail message.

Cause

When you apply the Microsoft Outlook E-mail Security Update, the Outlook E-mail Security Update provides additional levels of protection against malicious e-mail messages.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
262631 Information about the Outlook E-mail Security Update
The Outlook E-mail Security Update changes the way that attachments are handled by Microsoft Outlook. The Outlook E-mail Security Update also changes the way that Outlook can be controlled programmatically.

Note The Outlook E-mail Security Update is included with Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, and Microsoft Outlook 2002.

Workaround

To work around this problem, you can customize the behavior of the Outlook E-mail Security Update. You can customize the behavior if you are not running Outlook in a Microsoft Exchange Server environment.

For additional information about how to customize the behavior of the Outlook E-mail Security Update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
263297 Administrator information about the Outlook E-mail Security update: June 7, 2000
Note If your mail is delivered to a Personal Folders (.pst) file, you cannot configure the settings for the update.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References

For more information about how other Microsoft Office products may be affected by the Outlook E-mail Security Update, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290499 Administrator information about e-mail security features
262634 Description of known issues with the Outlook E-mail Security Update in Outlook 2000
262618 Known issues with the Outlook E-mail Security Update

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Article ID: 884998 - Last Review: August 31, 2012 - Revision: 6.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office Access 2007
  • Microsoft Office Access 2003
  • Microsoft Access 2002 Standard Edition
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