Mail .msg and Office XP(2002) compatibility

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asked Nov 16, 2011 by izak (200 points)
edited Nov 16, 2011

Im using Rebex Mail 1.0.4 to save .msg files. These files are then opened my Microsoft Outlook. I have found that I am unable to open these message files with MS Outlook XP(2002).

Is this a known compatibility ussue? Is it possible to open Outlook files created by Rebex with MS Outlook XP?

Im using the following code:

Dim RebexMessage As New MailMessage
RebexMessage.Subject = "Subject"
RebexMessage.BodyHtml = "Body"
RebexMessage.Save("D:\rebexmail.msg", MailFormat.OutlookMsg)


Applies to: Rebex Secure Mail

1 Answer

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answered Nov 16, 2011 by Lukas Matyska (60,690 points)
edited Nov 16, 2011

Unfortunately .msg files are supported only for Outlook 2003 and greater. It is due to usage of Unicode .msg format which is supported from Outlook 2003.

We are working on non-unicode .msg format to support older Outlooks, so it will be added in one of the future releases.