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Outlook - The MAPI spooler could not be started

Outlook - The MAPI spooler could not be started

Outlook - The MAPI spooler could not be started

(OP)
When trying to send an attachment from another program (adobe acrobat/excel/word), I get the error:

The mapi spooler could not be started.  Close and then restart all mail-enabled applications.  MAPI 1.0 (000004C7)

I've done an Office repair, deleted all mail profiles and recreated them, uninstalled Office and reinstalled then made a new profile again but no luck fixing this. I did some Googleing but I found very little on this error and nothing that helped.

Any thoughts?

-DJWW
 

RE: Outlook - The MAPI spooler could not be started

Take a look here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/173299

Looks like it might be covering your issue? Although you have uninstalled and re-installed Office it won't have cleanly removed all and replaced, particulalry where registry entries are concerned, so it might be worth replacing just the file in question over your current install.

 

I used to have a handle on life... but it broke.         Cpt. Red Bull

RE: Outlook - The MAPI spooler could not be started

(OP)
I finally fixed the issue!

I tried doing a repair of Office, uninstalling and reinstalling Office, uninstalling Office then installing Groupwise (our previous email client) then installing Office but no luck. I seemed to change the errors every time but eventually I got the error "Cannot load the mail service. Check your mail installation".

In C:\WINDOWS\system32, I ended up renaming mapi32.dll to mapi32.dll.old and running fixmapi.exe found in the same folder. This created a new mapi32.dll file and fixed the issue.

Hopefully someone else finds this useful.

-DJWW
 

RE: Outlook - The MAPI spooler could not be started

Good job on posting the fix...will no doubt help others out.

I used to have a handle on life... but it broke.         Cpt. Red Bull

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