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Microsoft KB Archive/103945

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Article ID: 103945

Article Last Modified on 10/30/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 3.0
  • Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 3.0a
  • Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 3.0b
  • Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 3.2
  • Microsoft Mail for PC Networks 3.2a



This article was previously published under Q103945

SUMMARY

Microsoft provides a replacement for the Macintosh client file that is included with versions 3.0, 3.0a, 3.0b, 3.2, and 3.2a of Microsoft Mail for PC Networks.

For complete information about obtaining and installing the Macintosh client file, see the following sections:

  • To download the updated file
  • To update your Macintosh client file


MORE INFORMATION

This update contains the Macintosh client file, a replacement for the Macintosh client file included with versions 3.0, 3.0a, 3.0b, and 3.2 of Microsoft Mail for PC Networks. This update includes the following modifications:

  • With the earlier version of this file, the computer could stop responding when sending a message to a personal group under low memory conditions. The Macintosh client file has been modified to correct this problem.
  • Some network operating systems will not allow a file to be created in all uppercase letters. The Macintosh client file has been modified for these types of networks to allow the client to create filenames in lowercase letters if LOWRCASE.GLB exists in the GLB subdirectory of the Mail database.
  • With the earlier version of this file, when mail is sent to global groups that contain nonalphabetic characters in their names, the recipient field appears blank when the message is viewed by a Mail for Windows user. The Macintosh client file has been modified to correct this problem.

This replacement file also resolves the following problems that can occur when you use version 3.0, 3.0a, 3.0b, 3.2, or 3.2a of Microsoft Mail for PC Networks:

  • Extended template information that exceeds 64K is now correctly displayed when you choose the Info button in the Addressing dialog box of the Macintosh client.
  • The Macintosh client has been modified to enable you to address mail to an X.400 recipient when the address exceeds 52 characters. Attempting to do this with previous versions of the Macintosh client could produce the following error message:

    The application "unknown" has unexpectedly quit, because an error of type 1 occurred. OK?

  • If you attempt to forward a message in the Macintosh client, and you choose not to forward an attachment to that message, the following error message is generated:

    Low on Memory. Unable to complete the operation. Please close some windows.

    The Macintosh client has been modified to forward the message without generating the error.
  • On a Power Macintosh, if the check box Open "To" Address Selector (from the Compose menu, select Get Info) is selected, and you attempt to forward or reply to a message, the following error message is generated and can hang the machine:

    The system has closed the following application "Unknown" because of an error type 1".

    The Macintosh client has been modified to forward or reply to a message without generating the error or hanging the machine.

To download the updated file

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services


Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

You should receive the following files:

Microsoft Mail (414,806 bytes, dated 02-15-95, 9:14 P.M.)
README.TXT
                

To update your Macintosh client file

NOTE: The Macintosh client file is in a self-extracting archive (.SEA) format as well as in Bin-Hex (.HQX) format to allow you to use an MS-DOS- formatted disk. To access the workstation software, you need to decode the file using a decoding utility, such as StuffIt or Compact Pro. These utilities can be found on most major bulletin boards, such as America Online and AppleLink.

From an IBM or compatible computer

  1. At the MS-DOS command prompt, type the following and press ENTER

    copy <path>:\maclient.hqx <destination>

    where <path> is the drive and directory where you downloaded the MACLIENT.HQX file and <destination> is the drive and directory where your postoffice currently resides. For example, if you downloaded the file to the TEST directory on drive D and the postoffice is located in the MAILDATA directory on drive C, type the following command:

    copy d:\test\maclient.hqx c:\maildata

  2. From a Macintosh that has access to the Mail postoffice share, use one of the decoding utilities, such as StuffIt or Compact Pro, to decode the file into its original format by doing the following:

    • To use StuffIt: From the Other menu, choose Bin-Hex. Then select Decode Bin-Hex File. -or-

    • To use Compact Pro: From the Misc menu, choose Convert FROM BinHex4. The utility will generate a Macintosh file called MACLIENT.SEA in the same location as the original file.
  3. Each Macintosh user can then use AppleShare to update his or her subdirectory of the postoffice to the local Macintosh.

    The MACLIENT.SEA file is a self-extracting archive. Double-click the icon to extract the Microsoft Mail file.

From an Apple Macintosh

  1. If you download MACLIENT.SEA, go to step 2.


If you download the .HQX file, use one of the decoding utilities, such as StuffIt or Compact Pro, to decode the file into its original format by doing the following:

    • To use StuffIt: From the Other menu, choose Bin-Hex. Then select Decode Bin-Hex File. -or-


    • To use Compact Pro: From the Misc menu, choose Convert FROM BinHex4. The utility will generate a Macintosh file called MACLIENT.SEA in the same location as the original file.
  1. Copy the file to a share that each Macintosh user has access to, such as the MAILDATA subdirectory of the postoffice. Then using AppleShare, each Macintosh user can update his or her Mail client software by copying MACLIENT.SEA from the MAILDATA subdirectory of the postoffice to the local Macintosh and double-clicking it to extract the Macintosh file.



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