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When you send a mail merge to electronic mail (e-mail), or if you attach the Outlook Address Book as the mail merge data source, you receive the following warning message:
A program is trying to access e-mail addresses you have stored in Outlook. Do you want to allow this?
If this is unexpected, it may be a virus and you should choose "No".
If you click Yes, you receive the following 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"."
This behavior occurs whether you are running Microsoft Outlook in Internet Mode Only (IMO) or in Corporate Workgroup (CW) mode.
This behavior occurs if you have installed the OutlookE-mail Security Update. The Outlook E-mail Security Updateprovides additional levels of protection against maliciouse-mail messages. The update changes the way thatOutlook handles attachments and the way that Outlookcan be controlled programmatically.
For additional information aboutthis update, please see one of the following articlesin the Microsoft Knowledge Base, depending on whichversion of Outlook you have:
262631 OL2000: Information About the Outlook E-mail Security Update
262617 OL98: Information About the Outlook E-mail Security Update
This behavior is by design with the Microsoft Outlook E-mail Security Update.
The Word for Windows Mail Merge feature can normally display merged documents in the following formats:
Electronic Fax (if installed)
Electronic Mail (if installed)
For more information about mail merge feature, click Microsoft Word Help on the Help menu, type mail merge in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.
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