I'm using Windows Vista Premium (64 Bit).
I've also got Outlook 2002 on my computer.
I'm now trying to set up a new email Rule.
I cannot find the Rule option under the Tools Bar.
I had it there a month ago and set us several rules.
Any idea on how to get this back?
||1/9/2010 3:46:01 PM
Email without Rules wrote:
> I'm using Windows Vista Premium (64 Bit). I've also got Outlook 2002 on my
> computer. I'm now trying to set up a new email Rule. I cannot find the
> Rule option under the Tools Bar. I had it there a month ago and set us
> several rules. It's gone.
Do you have an e-mail type folder selected, like the Inbox folder (so the
Tools -> Rules menu is enabled)?
You're going to run into a password retention problem with OL2002 running
under Vista. Outlook 2002 will NOT remember passwords when ran under
Windows Vista. Outlook 2002 was coded to use pstore (protected storage
system) in the registry to cache the login credentials for the e-mail
accounts defined in Outlook; see
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb432403.aspx. pstore is no longer
available under Windows Vista. The registry keys are still there but are
read-only so Outlook cannot record your login credentials into those
registry keys but cannot update them. Vista dropped pstore and went to
DPAPI. For information on DPAPI, read
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms995355.aspx. DPAPI has been
around since 2001 starting in Windows 2000. The result is that you will
need to supply your login credentials for each e-mail account that you have
defined in Outlook for the first mail poll performed by Outlook. After the
first mail poll, the login credentials are reused so you don't need to
supply them again. However, if you exit and reload Outlook then you need to
supply the login credentials for only the first mail poll.
Outlook 2003/2007 are coded to use either pstore or the newer DPAPI which
means they will run under Vista and pre-Vista versions of Windows.
Mainstream support for Outlook 2002/XP has ended. There will be no further
feature changes, bug fixes, or enhancements to it. That means it will
remain incompatible for use under Windows Vista. Your Microsoft-based
solutions are: suffer with the problem when using Outlook 2002 on Windows
Vista, upgrade to Outlook 2003 or 2007, or use a different e-mail program
that runs properly on Windows Vista.
The PStore keys in the registry are read-only in Windows Vista. Removing
the read-only attribute won't fix the problem. The PStore interface used by
Outlook is not available in Windows Vista. You cannot manually edit the
registry to retrieve or enter the passwords. PStore isn't just a location
in the registry with plain text data. It is a method of encrypting the
passwords using TripleDES that are cached in the registry in a binary
construct. Once a user is logged into Windows, the CryptoAPI can be used to
decrypt that Windows account's cached passwords from the PStore in the
registry. While Windows Vista no longer provides support for PStore, it is
possible to continue supporting PStore using a program. Alas, there will be
nothing forthcoming as a hotfix or add-on from Microsoft to support PStore
functionality in Outlook 2002 under Windows Vista because Outlook 2002 is no
A possible solution is to use a program (as a macro that runs inside of
Outlook) that manages the encrypted password for you in the protected
registry cache. If you don't want to write the macro or cannot find a free
one already written for you, there is OLAutoPW at
http://www.mgsware.de/index.php/OLAutoPW/138/0/#403. I've never used it
(because I don't use Windows Vista). Cost is 10 euro (~$16). It may also
be possible to use AutoIt, AutoHotkeys, or other keyboard macro programs
that can trigger on specific dialog windows to answer the password prompt
for you but then you need to leave them running all the time and write up
the macro that they run along with identifying the trigger(s) on when and in
which window to run their macro.
1/9/2010 6:52:44 PM