I am running Windows 2000 server with a third-party mail server (hermes) and wish to use this to distribute e-mail to select workstations. The e-mail will
be sent to the mail server from SQL Server 7.0. The problem occurs here: I
receive an error message saying that the application is not MAPI compliant.
You need to either find a MAPI service module for the hermes mail server. Failing that, you need to run a mail server that is MAPI compliant, which -- for the most part -- limits you to Microsoft Exchange and one or two other products.
This was first published in September 2001