Outlook warning: A program is trying to access e-mail

By milky
Feb 27, 2006
  1. Outlook from Office XP Pro fully updated, keeps giving me the warning:

    A program is trying to access e-mail addresses you have stored in Outlook. Do you want to allow this?

    ...every time I use Outlook to send an email.

    According to what i've seen on the web, there is no way around this security feature, but also seems like this warning should only pop up if another program is trying to access the address book, not when Outlook tries to access its own address book.

    Does anyone else have this problem?
    Is there a workaround?
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    I found this little program - http://www.contextmagic.com/express-clickyes/ It`s not so much a solution,
    more an alleviation of the symptoms.If you have a good Firewall/Anti- spyware/Virus regime the "security feature"
    shouldn`t be needed,anyway.Malware writers would get round it easily enough.
  3. milky

    milky TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 85

    thanks...that looks like it might work, but should I even be getting this warning when I go to write new mail with Outlook? It seems like this should only happen when another app tries to send email?
  4. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    Take note of what processes are running on your box when no programs are running.
    Then start Outlook and check and make note of changes (new processes)
    Then start an email message and check for and note any new processes.
    You can do a search for the file names that you discover (If you don't know if they are O.K.
    If none of the processes are bad than atleast you know you don't have spyware etc.
    I have a plugin called Qurb(works with Outlook) , Outlook at first gave me this warning . I just did not have it installed correctly.
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