Total Access Emailer is the most popular email program for Microsoft Access. Easily send personalized emails to everyone in your table or query. You can even attach filtered reports as PDF files for each contact.
Total Access Emailer uses industry standard SMTP to send emails bypassing the limitations of Outlook and sending messages from multiple FROM addresses. A popular SMTP server is Google Gmail with their free and paid Workgroup accounts.
Google Gmail SMTP Protocol Changed
Google sends emails with its SMTP server at smtp.gmail.com. A few years ago, to increase security, Google required users to explicitly set Gmail accounts to allow Less Secure Apps for this feature.
Starting June 1, 2022, Google no longer supports Less Secure Apps for sending SMTP emails which they consider to be a security hole. To address this, they offer two options.
Creating and using a Gmail App Password
Using Google Gmail API OAUTH 2.0 protocol which is ideal for organizations with paid Google Workspace accounts
Total Access Emailer and the Google Gmail SMTP Server
We are pleased to announce the release of updates to Total Access Emailer that support the new Google Gmail protocol requirements.
Whether you run it as a Microsoft Access add-in or through its VBA Runtime Library, Total Access Emailer supports using a Google App Password or a Google email API Client ID and Secret ID with OAUTH 2.0 authentication.
From the Options form’s SMTP Settings tab, there’s a new section for Gmail Authentication which launches a Wizard to load your account:
With the Professional Version’s royalty-free VBA runtime library, you can set this up and deploy it to others, or your users can authenticate it with their own Google Client account using a new procedure to support this.
Instructions for configuring Google Gmail SMTP with Total Access Emailer are here:
Total Access Emailer is the most popular email automation system for Microsoft Access. Total Access Emailer uses your SMTP server to send emails. A popular choice is the SMTP server provided by Microsoft Office 365’s Exchange Server.
Total Access Emailer and the Office 365 SMTP Server
Assuming the account is properly configured to relay email messages (Mailbox Delegation), Total Access Emailer has supported Office 365 since it was introduced.
Over the years, Microsoft has increased security on their site and adjusted configurations for their SMTP server. You can connect via SMTP protocol using an approved IP address or Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol for a specific email address.
If you are having trouble using TLS protocol, the SMTP protocol still works for Office 365. You need to authenticate your IP Address where you’re sending the emails. Remember to use the Temail.txt to store the FROM email address to use for validation as instructed in the referenced page above.
We realize that is not possible for all the environments of Total Access Emailer users.
New Versions of Total Access Emailer
This has accelerated our ongoing development for a new version of Total Access Emailer to address the new protocols. Our development team has already created a solution that is working with the new protocols and hope to release it, as soon as it completes thorough testing. We expect to release these Access 32 and 64-bit versions:
Total Access Emailer 2021 for Access 2021, 2019 and the current Office 365 version
Total Access Emailer 2016
Total Access Emailer 2013
Total Access Emailer 2010
New versions are now available! Visit the Total Access Emailer page for more information on the new features or ordering information.
Receiving the New Version
Customers on Premium Support Contracts will receive a free update for their version when it is available. Existing customers will be able to purchase an upgrade at a discounted price.
Microsoft confirmed the Microsoft Office security update released on Tuesday (December 14, 2021) causes Microsoft Access databases on shared drives to be locked after users exit the database. This prevents other users from opening the database and multiuser database sharing. Customers reported errors like:
Could not lock file (Error 3050)
Could not use 'Admin' (related to workgroup security)
This file is in use. Enter a new name or close the file that's open in another program.
Several issues appear to be happening:
The first person opening the database is successful but an exclusive lock is placed on the database preventing others from opening it.
The Access lock file (*.laccdb or *.ldb for ACCDB and MDB databases respectively) is not being deleted after the last person exits the database. This makes the database seem like it’s still being used.
This can also impact workgroup security files (*.mdw) that also have their *.ldb lock file.
This is due to the December 14, 2021 (Patch Tuesday) update to Office. The problem was introduced by a security fix, so it impacts all active versions of Access.
We are working on a fix, and will deliver it as quickly as
The update has only updated a small percentage of users, and we are pausing automatic updates.
We are excited to announce the release of Total Access Memo 2021! Total Access Memo lets you add rich text format (RTF) memos to Microsoft Access with sophisticated editing and spell checking. Our super-easy data binding means you can display rich text on your forms and reports and store it in your tables.
Give your users the ability to add text with different fonts, point sizes, fonts styles (bold, italics, underline, etc.), bullet points, tabs, paragraph margins, indentations, alignment, spacing between paragraphs, color, graphics, hyperlinks, etc .
Total Access Memo 2021 is an upgrade from the 2007 version and includes these enhancements:
Support for 64-bit Versions of Access/Office including 365
Improved Rich Text Editor
Enhanced Sample Database
Updated Manual and Help File
New Setup and Distribution Programs
Download the free trial to experience it for yourself.
Existing Total Access Memo owners are eligible to upgrade at a discounted price.
A set of Microsoft Office security updates released on November 12, 2019 causes Access databases to fail when it runs Update Queries to modify data. An error like this appears when the query is run:
It doesn’t matter if the query is against a table in the current database, a linked table, or a linked SQL Server table. If the Access database engine is processing the UPDATE query, the error occurs.
In addition to Microsoft Access, other programs that update Access databases may also be affected. That includes Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc. and programs written in Visual Studio .NET, VB6, and web applications.
Types of Update Queries Affected
When attempting to run an Update query, it may fail with the error: “Query ‘query name’ is corrupt”. This occurs for an UPDATE query that:
Updates a single table (i.e. it updates a table, rather than the output of a Select query or join)
Specifies a WHERE clause (i.e. has entries in the Criteria row in the query designer)
These queries can be saved Access query objects or SQL strings executed in VBA code (or other languages that use ACE).
Security Updates Causing Query is Corrupt Error 3340
The issue was introduced on November 12, 2019 via the following patch updates for MSI builds:
Office 2010: Description of the security update for Office 2010: November 12, 2019 (KB4484127)
Office 2013: Description of the security update for Office 2013: November 12, 2019 (KB4484119)
Office 2016: Description of the security update for Office 2016: November 12, 2019 (KB4484113)
Office 2016: Update for Office 2016 – November 12, 2019 (KB3085368)
Microsoft announced they’ll fix this in the December update, but that’s way too long to wait. We hope Microsoft will respond more quickly. Until then, we found multiple solutions to address this issue.
Current Microsoft Fixes
Here are the current Microsoft fixes for the issue.
There is a December 10, 2019 security update for the MSI builds, that will be available via WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) and will be automatically applied that fixes the issue.
Access 2010: KB4484193 – Build 14.0.7243.5000
Access 2013: KB4484186 – Build 15.0.5197.1000
Access 2016: KB4484180 – Build 16.0.4939.1000
Note: If you try to apply the patch and you receive a message that says “No products affected by this package installed in the system”, this means you have a click-to-run (C2R) installation of Office, rather than an MSI installation.
Access 2010 C2R: Fixed Build 7243.5000 – December 10, 2019 Open an Office program, select [File], click [Account], click [Update Options] and select [Update Now].
Access 2013 MSI: Fixed Build 5189.1002 – November 27, 2019 This update is only available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center. The update can’t be installed on Office Home and Student 2013 RT. To manually download the update, visit November 27, 2019, update for Office 2013 (KB2965317). Organizations that want to distribute the update without requiring each user to install manually, visit Distribute updates for Office 2013 products for more information.
Access 2013 C2R: Fixed Build 5197.1000 – December 10, 2019 Open an Office program, select [File], click [Account], click [Update Options] and select [Update Now].
Access 2016 MSI, Access Database Engine 2016 Redistributable: Fixed Build 4927.1002 – November 18, 2019 This update is only available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center. To manually download the update, visit November 18, 2019, update for Office 2016 (KB4484198).
Access 2019 Volume License: Fixed Build 10353.20037 – December 10, 2019 Open an Office program, select [File], click [Account], click [Update Options] and select [Update Now].
Access O365 Monthly Channel/Access 2016 C2R/Access 2019 (Version 1910): Fixed Build 12130.20390 – November 18, 2019 Open an Office program, select [File], click [Account], click [Update Options] and select [Update Now]. For more information on the update, visit Version 1910: November 18.
Access for Office 365 (Microsoft Store Version): Fixed Build 12130.20390 – November 22, 2019 Open Microsoft Store, Click on […] in the upper right corner, Choose [Downloads and Updates]
Access for O365 Semi-Annual (Version 1808): Fixed Build 10730.20422 – November 22, 2019 Open an Office program, select [File], click [Account], click [Update Options] and select [Update Now]. For more information on the update, visit Version 1808: November 22.
Access for O365 Semi-Annual (Version 1902): Fixed Build 11328.20480 – November 22, 2019 Open an Office program, select [File], click [Account], click [Update Options] and select [Update Now]. For more information on the update, visit Version 1902: November 22.
Access for O365 Semi-Annual (Version 1908): Fixed Build 11929.20494 – November 22, 2019 Open an Office program, select [File], click [Account], click [Update Options] and select [Update Now].
Uninstall the Security Updates
The best way to fix the problem is to uninstall the Security update for Office which is the source of the problem. There are different steps depending on whether you are on an Office 365 subscription or not.
Modify All Your Update Queries
If your solutions are deployed to users where you cannot uninstall their Security Updates, you can modify your queries so they don’t trigger the problem. This can be done by adjusting the queries or replacing them with recordsets updated in code.
Rename each table and create a query selecting it with the original table name. Need to adjust table references.
Deploy your Access application with Access 2007 or earlier. You can download the free Access 2007 runtime from our site.
We are excited to announce the release of Total Access Analyzer for Microsoft Access 2019! Total Access Analyzer examines all your database objects to provide extensive documentation, code analysis, object cross-reference, and diagrams with over 390 presentation-quality reports.It detects 300+ types of errors, suggestions, and performance tips, so you can learn and apply Best Practices to fix problems, improve your design, and speed up your Access applications.>New Features
Access Analyzer 2019 is an upgrade from the 2016 version and includes these enhancements:
Supports Microsoft Access 2019, 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
Document All Database types supported by Microsoft Access 2019.
Improved Blueprint Documentation.
Additional Cross-Reference and Validation including Subform References.
Improved Memory Management.
Data Macro Documentation.
Document Workgroup Security in ACCDBs.
Better Support of Documentation for Multiple Databases.
Module Bracket Reports.
Improved User Interface Shows more Progress Details.
Microsoft Access debuted in 1992 and recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary! Over the decades, Microsoft Access evolved with a large number of enhancements, database formats, features both new and old. and discontinued features.
It’s hard to remember all the changes. Fortunately, we created a comparison matrix that shows the different Microsoft Access versions and changes. See when versions were released, their latest service packs, database formats, linked tables, field types, security features, Windows Operating Systems, and many other features both new and old.