Outlook 2003 and older versions may receive warning message to allow or deny

When sending a report in an email message from DRM using Outlook 2003, why am I receiving an Outlook warning message asking me to Allow or Deny?

The warning message reads:  ‘A program is trying to access e-mail addresses you have stored in Outlook. Do you want to allow this? If this is unexpected, it may be a virus and you should choose ‘No’.’

DRM uses the Rockton Report Engine to render and email reports.  In certain versions of Outlook, Outlook considers this a security threat because another program other than Outlook is trying to send or create an Outlook email message and asks you to either allow or deny this action.

Outlook does not have a setting to always allow this action, so you will be prompted every time you create or send an email message using DRM.  While this issue is outside the scope of DRM as it is purely an Outlook security setting, if you do not want Outlook to warn you then Microsoft offers a Security Template that allows you to tell Outlook not to warn you when a specific program uses Outlook.  How to use and download this tool can be found here: https://office.microsoft.com/en-us/office-2003-resource-kit/customizing-security-settings-by-using-the-outlook-security-template-HA001140293.aspx .

IMPORTANT: Since this tool is out of the scope of DRM, Rockton Software cannot provide you with support for this tool or any other Outlook issues that may occur as a result of installing this tool. Rockton Software does not endorse this product, nor guarantee it’s safety for your system.

If you prefer to not utilize the tool mentioned above, the alternative would be to have email messages from DRM sent to your Drafts email folder and then bulk send from your Drafts folder.

The newer versions of Outlook do not have this security warning, so upgrading your Outlook version would eliminate this message and issue.