Solved How do I fix MAPI Failure

March 14, 2013 at 22:52:50
Specs: Windows 7
How to locate MAPI on my computer. I am trying to send an email and it keeps saying I need Outlook. I would like to install Outlook so I will not receive this message.

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March 15, 2013 at 05:36:19
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Windows 7 is not supplied with email software, you have to install one such as Microsoft Outlook which supports the MAPI (Messaging Application Programming Interface) email protocol.

The MAPI protocol itself is already built in to Windows 7 -- you just need to install Microsoft Outlook to be able to use that protocol. Microsoft Outlook is not free, you have to buy it from Microsoft or in a software store. You may have to buy the full Microsoft Office suite which includes Microsoft Outlook.

Alternatively, there's a free email client called Mozilla Thunderbird which supports the MAPI protocol, but I hear that it can be a bit "buggy" and therfore doesn't always work properly with the MAPI protocol: https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/thund...


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