Part 2: Customize the 2007 Office system to work with a non-Microsoft e-mail application


Update  April 6th: The full article is finally available on TechNet – Customize the 2007 Office system to work with a non-Microsoft e-mail application.

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Due to some publishing delays, the new article “Customize the 2007 Office system to work with a non-Microsoft e-mail application” will not be available today on TechNet.  So, in case you were anxiously awaiting the specific “how-to” information, here is an abbreviated version in blog form.  

See my previous post on this topic for the overview (Customize the 2007 Office system to work with a non-Microsoft e-mail application). 

 

Maintain a non-Microsoft e-mail application as your default e-mail client

Select and complete the appropriate solution steps from the following list:

·         If you are deploying the 2007 Office system, without Office Outlook 2007 or earlier, to work with a non-Microsoft e-mail application, follow these steps in the OCT:

a.     In the Additional content area, click Add registry entries.

b.     Click Add to add the following registry entries.

Root

Data type

Key

Value name

Value data

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

REG_SZ

SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows Messaging Subsystem

MAPI

1

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

REG_SZ

SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows Messaging Subsystem

CMC

1

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

REG_SZ

SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows Messaging Subsystem

CMCDLLNAME

Mapi.dll

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

REG_SZ

SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows Messaging Subsystem

CMCDLLNAME32

Mapi32.dll

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

REG_SZ

SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows Messaging Subsystem

MAPIX

1

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

REG_SZ

SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows Messaging Subsystem

MAPIXVER

1.0.0.1

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

REG_SZ

SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows Messaging Subsystem

OLEMessaging

1

·       If you are deploying the 2007 Office system with Office Outlook 2007 and you want an existing non-Microsoft e-mail application to remain the default e-mail client, follow these steps in the OCT:

a.     In the navigation pane, in the Setup area, click Modify Setup properties.

b.     Click Add to add the following names and values that are appropriate.

Name

Value

Comments (2)

  1. Whoops!  The links are fixed now.  Sorry about that.

    Yes it should address the scenario you mentioned.  

  2. Matt says:

    The links for "Change user’s configurations…" and "Configure feature installation states…" point to the C: instead of a web address.

    I assume this article addresses the problem that Outlook thinks it’s the default e-mail client despite an alternative being set in Internet Options under Programs?

    Thanks!