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PentaSuite - Email and MAPI Support

Both PentaSuite and PentaZip can attach files directly to an Email message. The systems we have tested are:

  • Netscape Messenger
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Outlook Express
  • Eudora
  • Lotus Notes (All 32-bit versions of Lotus Notes from 4.5 onwards provide the necessary .DLL. However, version 4.5.4 works reliably in all situations. Version 4.6 and 4.6a were missing some fixes to the MAPI support that were in 4.5.4 and so do not work properly).
  • Novell GroupWise

There are other programs available on the software market that adhere to the MAPI standard. PentaSuite and PentaZip should work properly with such systems.

What does MAPI mean?

MAPI means "Messaging Application Program Interface". Its purpose is to allow a program to attach the file or document currently open (such as a compressed file opened using PentaZip) to an e-mail message. The e-mail program which is present on your system and has been defined as default will be used to do this.

Besides PentaZip, there are other programs that adhere to the MAPI rules (set down by Microsoft and others) that can access e-mail. Included among those programs you will find Word Processors, Graphics, spread sheets, etc.

What is the purpose of MAPI?

As mentioned above, the MAPI support allows you to quickly attach documents to e-mail messages directly from the application that created the document. Without MAPI, users must first save the document, remember what folder the document is in, switch to your favorite e-mail program and then manually attach the document to the outgoing message.

MAPI streamlines this process dramatically. To e-mail the current, open document from your word processor, select the Send command from your word processor’s File menu. This automatically activates the default e-mail program and attaches a copy of the open document to a new message.

The MAPI system has created a standardized method for message handling by applications so that software programs can attach documents to e-mail messages quickly, easily and transparently for the user.

Additional Information

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