Welcome to the Outlook 2010 MAPI Reference

Last modified: August 16, 2011

Applies to: Office 2010 | Outlook 2010 | Visual Studio

Welcome to the Microsoft Outlook 2010 Messaging API (MAPI) Reference, which provides the messaging architecture for Microsoft Outlook 2010. MAPI for Outlook 2010 provides a set of interfaces, functions, and other data types to facilitate the development of Outlook 2010 messaging applications. Applications and transports use MAPI to manipulate email data, to create email messages and the folders to store them in, and to support notifications of changes to existing MAPI-related data.

Note Note

If you are new to developing solutions for Outlook, see Selecting an API or Technology for Developing Outlook Solutions to identify the APIs and technologies that are most appropriate for your needs.

Publish date of this reference: August, 2011

Getting Started with the Outlook 2010 MAPI Reference

Provides information about the various reference and conceptual resources in the Outlook 2010 MAPI Reference.

MAPI Samples

Provides sample applications.

MAPI Concepts

Provides a guide to understanding and programming with MAPI.

MAPI Reference

Provides references to MAPI programming elements.