PC MAPI: Simple MAPI Version 3.2.0.4081 Update

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SUMMARY

Microsoft provides replacements for the Simple MAPI files, included with versions 3.0b and 3.2 of Microsoft Mail for PC Networks, for both Microsoft C and Microsoft Visual Basic. The replacement files provide additional enhancements to the original Mail technical reference disk.

For complete information about obtaining and installing the Simple MAPI files, see the following sections:

  • To download the updated files
  • To update your technical reference disk
  • To use the technical reference manual files
  • To update your MAPI.DLL and FRAMEWORK.DLL files
  • To use the Autosend application or source code

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This update includes the following files:
  Filename      | Description
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  TECHDISK.EXE  | Mail technical reference disk
  TECHDOCS.EXE  | Mail technical reference manual
  MAPI.DLL      | Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI)
                | dynamic link library
  FRAMEWRK.DLL  | Framework layer dynamic link library
  SAMPLE.EXE    | Sample Simple MAPI application for sending mail
                | automatically. Source files included.
				
The Simple MAPI files included on the technical reference disk allow application developers to include messaging capabilities in their applications' user interfaces. Support is provided for both Microsoft C and Microsoft Visual Basic.

This update contains TECHDISK.EXE, a replacement for the Mail technical reference disk included with versions 3.0b and 3.2 of Microsoft Mail for Windows. This replacement disk provides additional enhancements to the original Mail technical reference disk and includes the following modifications for versions 3.0b and 3.2 of Microsoft Mail for Windows:

  • MAPI.H has been modified to be strictly ANSI compatible, and no longer causes warnings on Warning Level 4 with the Microsoft C version 7.0 compiler.
  • The sample Visual Basic Simple MAPI application has been modified to compile when you use Microsoft Visual Basic version 2.0.
This update also contains TECHDOCS.EXE, an electronic version of the Mail technical reference manual included with version 3.2 of Microsoft Mail for Windows.

This update also includes the latest MAPI.DLL and FRAMEWRK.DLL files, and a sample Visual Basic program called Autosend (included in the SAMPLE.EXE file) that sends mail at specific times or intervals. The code for this application is included to allow additional capabilities such as checking mail response time between postoffices.

This update also contains MAPI.DLL, a replacement for the MAPI.DLL file included with versions 3.0b and 3.2 of Microsoft Mail for Windows. This replacement file provides additional enhancements to the original MAPI.DLL file and resolves the following problems that can occur when you are using versions 3.0b and 3.2 of Microsoft Mail for Windows:

  • Deleting a message in a shared folder does not function as expected; the message in the folder is deleted, but the header still appears. If you select the header to bring up the message, Mail for Windows returns a dialog box that says "The message cannot be accessed." Also, if you change a message in any way, the message becomes inaccessible.
  • Reply, Reply All, and Forward commands on customer messages in shared folders fail if these commands are called from Mail for Windows. This problem occurs because the client hands off the temporary message ID of the shared folder, instead of the permanent shared-folder message ID. NOTE: For this problem to be resolved, two files must be updated: the MAPI.DLL file (included in this update) and the MSMAIL.EXE file (update included in MAILUPD.EXE on the MSL).
  • To correctly launch e-forms, Microsoft Electronic Forms Designer requires that the message type it gives to Simple MAPI be preserved in the delivered message. However, the message type is not encoded in WINMAIL.DAT by default, so it is lost across gateways. Therefore, the message is received and displayed as a note rather than as a Microsoft electronic form.
  • Custom forms that did not include their own textize maps could not use the provided default print/save functionality.

    NOTE: To fix this problem, MSSFS.DLL (update included in MSSFS.EXE on the MSL) version 3.2.4081 or later must be used in conjunction with the MAPI.DLL included in this update.
This update also contains FRAMEWRK.DLL, a replacement for the FRAMEWRK.DLL file included with versions 3.0b and 3.2 of Microsoft Mail for Windows. This replacement file resolves the following problem that can occur when you use versions 3.0b and 3.2 of Microsoft Mail for Windows:

  • When you execute the MAPIAddress() function, an "Out of Memory" error can occur. This problem occurs because a second MAPI session is being started and closed, and the MAPIAddress() function is then executed in the first session.

To Download the Updated Files

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file. After you download MAPIUPD.EXE to a clean directory, run it (by typing mapiupd at the MS-DOS prompt) to extract the contents of the file. You should receive the following files:
   MAPI.DLL     ( 54,208 bytes, dated 02/01/95, 2:31 A.M.)
   TECHDISK.EXE (216,727 bytes, dated 09/17/93, 8:00 A.M.)
   TECHDOCS.EXE (289,006 bytes, dated 09/17/93, 8:00 A.M.)
   FRAMEWRK.DLL (221,168 bytes, dated 05/06/93, 7:00 A.M.)
   SAMPLE.EXE   (334,884 bytes, dated 09/17/93, 8:00 A.M.)
   README.TXT
				

To update your technical reference disk

  1. At the MS-DOS command prompt, type the following and press ENTER
    copy <drive>:\techref\disk\techdisk.exe <destination>
    where <drive> the drive and directory where you ran the self-extracting MAPIUPD.EXE file and <destination> is the drive and directory where your Simple MAPI files currently reside. For example, if you ran the self-extracting file from the TEST directory on drive D, and your Simple MAPI files are located in the MAILEXE\TECHREF directory on drive C, type the following command:
    copy d:\test\techdisk.exe c:\mailexe\techref
  2. At the MS-DOS command prompt, type the following and press ENTER
    <destination>\techdisk.exe -d
    where <destination> is the drive and directory where your Simple MAPI files currently reside. For example, if your Simple MAPI files are located in the MAILEXE\TECHREF directory on drive C, type the following command:
    c:\mailexe\techref\techdisk.exe -d
  3. At the MS-DOS command prompt, type the following and press ENTER
    copy <mailexe>\setup.inf <mailexe>\setupinf.old
    where <mailexe> is the complete path to the directory containing the Microsoft Mail for Windows SETUP.EXE program. For example, if SETUP.EXE is located in the MAILEXE directory on drive C, type the following command:
    copy c:\mailexe\setup.inf c:\mailexe\setupinf.old
  4. Using any text editor, edit the SETUP.INF file. In the [MsMail System] section, replace the following line
    1, mapi.dll,,,, 1993-05-26, !DECOMPRESS,, OLDER, !READONLY ,,,,, SHARED, ,,,,, 54352,,,, 3.2.0.4037,
    with:
    1, mapi.dll,,,, 1995-02-01, !DECOMPRESS,, OLDER, !READONLY ,,,,, SHARED, 54208,,,, 3.2.0.4081
    Save the file and close the text editor.

    NOTE: For these changes to affect the entire network, each existing user must run Setup again.

To use the technical reference manual files

At the MS-DOS command prompt, type the following commands and press ENTER after each line
md <harddrive>:\<destination>
copy <drive:>\techref\doc\techdocs.exe <destination>
<destination>:\techdocs.exe
where <harddrive> is the local hard disk or network drive, <drive> is the drive and directory where you ran the self-extracting MAPIUPD.EXE file, and <destination> is the path where you want the technical reference manual files to reside. For example, if you ran the self-extracting file from the TEST directory on drive D, and you want the files to reside in the C:\TECHDOCS directory, type the following command:
md c:\techdocs
copy d:\test\techdocs.exe c:\techdocs
c:\techdocs\techdocs.exe
The technical reference manual files are in Word for Windows 2.0 format. Read the README.TXT file in the directory where the technical reference files reside.

To update your MAPI.DLL and FRAMEWORK.DLL files

NOTE: To fix the problem with MAPI.DLL version 3.2.4081, you must do one of the following steps:

  • Recompile all user[ASCII 146]s custom-form generating applications supplying the custom form a new message class name. -or-

  • To replace the old textize map with a new one, you need to create a new mail message file (MMF) for every user.
At the MS-DOS command prompt, type the following and press ENTER
copy< drive>:\*.DLL< destination>
where <drive> is the drive and directory where you ran the self-extracting MAPIUPD.EXE file and <destination> is the drive and directory where your MAPI.DLL and FRAMEWRK.DLL files currently reside. For example, if you ran the self-extracting file from the TEST directory on drive D, and your MAPI.DLL and FRAMEWRK.DLL files are located in the MAILEXE directory on drive C, type the following command:
copy d:\test\*.DLL c:\mailexe

To use the Autosend application or source code

  1. At the MS-DOS command prompt, type the following commands and press ENTER after each line
    md <harddrive>:\<destination>
    copy <drive>:\sample\sample.exe <destination>
    <destination>:\sample.exe
    where <harddrive> is the local hard disk or network drive, <drive> is the drive and directory where you ran the self-extracting MAPIUPD.EXE file, and <destination> is the path where you want the sample application files to reside. For example, if you ran the self- extracting file from the TEST directory on drive D, if you want the files to reside in the C:\SAMPLE directory, type the following command:
    md c:\sample
    copy d:\test\sample.exe c:\sample
    c:\sample\sample.exe
  2. At the MS-DOS command prompt, type the following commands and press ENTER after each line to use the Autosend application
    copy <samplepath>:\*.vbx c:\<windir>
    copy <samplepath>:\*.dll c:\<windir>\system
    where <samplepath> is the drive and directory where the sample application resides and <windir> is the path to the Windows directory. For example, if the sample application is in the C:\SAMPLE directory and your Windows directory is C:\WINDOWS, type the following commands:
    copy c:\sample\*.vbx c:\windows
    copy c:\sample\*.dll c:\windows\system
    Run the sample application from Windows. To use the source code, you must use the Professional Edition of Microsoft Visual Basic version 2.0 or later.

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Article ID: 95522 - Last Review: October 30, 2006 - Revision: 3.4
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  • Microsoft Mail Client 3.0
  • Microsoft Mail Client 3.2
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