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Outlook Express 6 Export MAPI error

By dexterdoo
Aug 4, 2004
  1. When I try to Export messages, I'm getting "an error occurred while initializing MAPI" ??? This happens with a "clean" install and with Outlook configured as POP, "not" MAPI ! Already checked MS Knowledge Base and it was of no help!
     
  2. Goalie

    Goalie TS Booster Posts: 616

    First of all.. MAPI is used typically for Exchange based features. It can be used for other features, particularly something like exporting to a PST file.

    Is this Outlook or Outlook Express? BIG difference. Just checking, I know you said OE...

    http://www.winbookcorp.com/_technote/WBTA05000872.htm is for OE 4.. I don't know if the same applies to 6. (Appears not to)

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q179637

    Indicates for OE up to 5.5.. However, it may still work for 6. (Appears not to)

    See also
    http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=...c3ae0c%24cd529d90%24a301280a%40phx.gbl&rnum=9

    This indicates that Export isn't what you want, but backup the data instead. Provides several good links.

    Edit: More info, spelling correction
     
  3. Goalie

    Goalie TS Booster Posts: 616

    To Clarify:

    Outlook Express 6's export function is meant only to export messages directly to Outlook 2000+ or Exchange.. To go to other programs, you should backup your data and then import from the backup.
     
  4. dexterdoo

    dexterdoo TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Thanks Goalie ! I've got a backup program that works fine, I just thought that something was wrong since the Import/Export wasn't working ..... :)
     
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