|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Outlook Warningby geekondemand (Scribe)
|on May 04, 2006 at 21:16 UTC||Need Help??|
geekondemand has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Unfortunately, today I come to profane your doorstep with a question regarding a warning I get when accessing my Outlook mailbox using Mail::Outlook. Alas, I'm sure it's not this spiffy module's fault at all, but rather the wonderful M$ security patches. The actual message is:
"A program is trying to access e-mail addresses you have stored in Outlook. Do you want to allow this? If this is unexpected, it may be a virus and you should choose No."
I post here in hopes that I can get an answer that a humble perl hacker can understand with a minimum of the VBA COM gobbledygook.
The reason I'm using this module is to make a cool new rules system for Outlook in Perl. I'd appreciate pointers to other similar systems for other email clients so that I can use a common file/database format for defining rules, etc. Outlook's builtin rules aren't entirely satisfactory. I had a nice solution called Message Executive that worked well, but it's not being updated any longer and is now showing signs of age.
I'm also doing this because I thought it'd be a nice way to exercise (or is that exorcise) some ideas I got during reading HOP. However, I need to get past this source of frustration with the warning. I'd be grateful for anything that gets me off the dime on this one.