Wireless Email (Access Attachment)

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A work coleague has a laptop (running xp home) all works ok when pluged into the company network. Ie can send & receive emails
When it is used ‘wireless’ he can send an email without attachments & emails from excell
If he tries to send an Access Report (1 page)by email when wireless, it is asking for a printer to be installed.

Any ideas / suggestions welcome (keeping to topic would be nice)
 
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Is he wireless on his work network or working from home?

Also how is he exporting the Access report e.g. HTML RTF or is he trying to email a .mdb file - This type of file may get blocked over a network. Could try renaming the extension. :D
 
I would guess renaming the file suffix would work, but for a different reason.

I would suggest that the file type (probably .MAR) is being recognised by Windows as a printable format and hence requires a printer driver to be installed and active. When he connects to the network at work, he probably implicitly connects to a network printer, so there is no problem. When running wireless, I suspect that there will be no printer attached and hence the problem occurs.

Another solution might be to install a Windows printer to LPT1 or USB1. Even though not physically connected, it might get around the problem.

This is just an educated guess by the way and could be complete *******s :D
 
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Is he wireless on his work network or working from home?

Also how is he exporting the Access report e.g. HTML RTF or is he trying to email a .mdb file - This type of file may get blocked over a network. Could try renaming the extension.
When I said wireless Im mean mobile 3G etc.
Trying to send it as RTF.

I have also set the printer as LPT1 Generic.

Still not sending, but thanks for the ideas
 
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You might want to look at what program opens RTF files by default. It is usually WORD.

Or try exporting in a different Format such as HTML.

:)
 
Thanks for ideas, Its sorted now.
A generic printer was added, but it must be set as default, rather than point to it when sending.
 
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