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How to Prevent Message: A program is trying to send an email on your behalf. (Outlook)

How to Prevent Message: A program is trying to send an email on your behalf. (Outlook)

You may receive a warning message in Microsoft Outlook when you attempt to send an email about suspicious activity. Your Windows antivirus software detects another programs is trying to access your e-mail address information or is attempting to send an e-mail message on your behalf and warns you. This behavior is controlled in Programmatic Access Security within Outlook.

 

Disable Microsoft Outlook Programmatic Access Security (Office 2010 and up)

 
  1. Launch Microsoft Outlook as Administrator (Right-click Outlook -> Run as administrator).
 
  1. Go to File -> Options -> Trust Center -> Trust Center Settings -> Programmatic Access.
 
  1. To disable the warning message, choose Never warn me about suspicious activity (not recommended).

 

 

As indicated by Microsoft Outlook, this is not a recommended setting so proceed with caution.

If you are unable to select any options, your Antivirus is likely outdated and you will see a warning message below.

 

Unavailable. This version of Windows does not support antivirus detection.

 

Outlook programmatic access security option unavailable



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Tuesday, 09 August 2022