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Send To MAPI Recipient Shortcut

How do I quickly send a file as an attachment to a mail recipient via MAPI?

To send any file as an attachment to a mail recipient via MAPI you can do the following:

  1. Go to %SystemDrive%’documents and settings’%username%’sendto (or ‘Windows’SendTo in Win9X).
  2. Right-click in the right hand panel and select New > Text Document
  3. Name the new file in any name you want (e.g. MAPI Mail or similar) as long as you give it a .MapiMail extension.

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When you want to Mail files as attachments:

  1. Select the files you want to send.
  2. Right-click the files.
  3. Select Send to and the Mail name you just created (e.g. MAPI Mail or similar).

  1. An Outlook window will pop out with the required file set as an attachment. Enter the recipient’s e-mail address and send the e-mail.

Note: This will only work if you’re running Outlook 98, 2000, XP or 2003 as your default mail client.

This tip works for Windows 9X, ME, NT, W2K and XP.

You could also run a tool like Send To Toys v2.3 that can customize the way your Send To context menu looks like (tool is 100% freeware and it’s darn good!)

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