Send email to tippers using your email program

MAPI stands for Messaging Application Programming Interface, and it gives programs the ability to send email using your email program to do the actual sending. We have made Footy Tipping Software and the email add-on use MAPI to send emails, with some success.

Unfortunately, using MAPI from a program perspective is completely blind - our programs cannot tell which mail application is currently set up on your system to process MAPI requests. Because of this, getting MAPI to work is something of an inexact science, and on some machines playing with these settings may not do anything at all!

Below is a set of instructions on how to set up MAPI for several popular mail applications. This list is far from complete, and if you have any information on getting MAPI working with a program not included, please contact us with your instructions.

If you cannot get MAPI to work for you, we have included an option to use SMTP as an alternative.

 

Eudora Pro 4.x-6.2

  1. Go to the Tools Menu, choose Options.
  2. In the list of categories on the left, choose MAPI.
  3. In the group of radio buttons labeled 'Use Eudora Pro server:' choose either 'Always' or 'When Eudora is running'.
  4. Setup any other options as are appropriate for your situation.
  5. Choose OK.

Outlook 2003

  1. Go to the Tools menu, choose Options.
  2. Choose the Other tab.
  3. Tick the checkbox labeled 'Make Outlook the default program for Email, Contacts, and Calendar'.
  4. Choose OK.

Outlook Express 4.7

  1. Go to the Tools menu, choose Options.
  2. Choose the General tab.
  3. Check the checkbox labeled 'Make Outlook Express my default mail program'.
  4. Also check the check box below that labeled 'Make Outlook Express my default Simple MAPI client'.
  5. Choose OK.
Outlook Express 5, 5.1 & 6

  1. Go to the Tools Menu, choose Options.
  2. Choose the General Tab.
  3. Down the bottom there is a section marked 'Default Messaging Programs'.
  4. Click on the button marked 'Make Default'. If this button is 'dimmed' the Outlook Express is already your default mail program.

Please note: the author has had no luck getting this working. The documentation suggests that this is meant to enable MAPI support, but it may only work for 32bit applications not 16bit applications (like Footy Tipping Software).

Netscape Messenger 4.0x

  1. Go to the Edit menu and choose preferences.
  2. Click on Mail and Groups in the left tree view.
  3. There should be a button marked extended options (or something like that), click on it.
  4. In the next dialog there will be a checkbox allowing you to use Netscape Messenger from MAPI based applications.

Netscape Messenger 4.5-4.7

  1. Go to the Edit menu and choose preferences.
  2. Click on Mail and Newsgroups in the left tree view.
  3. Check the checkbox labeled 'Use Netscape Messenger from MAPI based applications'.
  4. Choose OK.

Pegasus Mail

With Pegasus Mail, an icon is added to your program group for the program called 'Setup Pegasus MAPI support. Click on that icon, and follow instructions.

Mozilla Thunderbird

  1. Go to the 'Tools' menu item and select 'Options'.
  2. Select the 'General tab' and in the 'General Settings' group, place a tick in the 'Use Thunderbird as the default mail application'.
  3. Press OK.

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol)
The SMTP facility sends your email directly via an Internet email server, bypassing your email program.

You can use SMTP by clicking on the options button in the remote tipper or email program. If you are in a company, you will have to talk to your local IT administrator to obtain the SMTP server address. If you use an Internet Service Provider (ISP), you should use the same address that you have used for your email program, either as a server name, (e.g. mail.bigpond.com) or as an IP address (e.g.144.135.25.9). Remember if you use an ISP or dial into your work network you must be connected before you click the email button. It is strongly recommended that you supply your email address as some servers will not pass your email on without it.