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The MAPI message system


Support for MAPI is deprecated.

The Message Application Programming Interface (MAPI) is used in several popular email systems, such as Microsoft Mail and later versions of Lotus cc:Mail.

For a list of operating systems for which MAPI is supported, see the SQL Remote for SQL Anywhere table in [external link] SQL Anywhere 10.0.1 Components by Platform.

MAPI addresses and user IDs

To use SQL Remote and a MAPI message system, each database participating in the setup requires a MAPI user ID and address. These are distinct identifiers: the MAPI address is the destination of each message, and the MAPI user ID is the name entered by a user when they connect to their mail box.

MAPI message and the email inbox

Although SQL Remote messages may arrive in the same mailbox as email intended for reading, they do not in general show up in your email inbox.

SQL Remote attempts to send application-defined messages, which MAPI identifies and hides when the mailbox is opened. In this way, users can use the same email address and same connection to receive their personal email and their database updates, yet the SQL Remote messages do not interfere with the mail intended for reading.

If a message is routed via the Internet, or if certain security patches are applied to the operating system, the special message type information can be lost. The message then does show up in the recipient's mailbox.

MAPI message control parameters

The MAPI message system uses the following control parameters: