Solidworks access outlook?

Why does Solidworks try to access microsoft outlook?
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dlevy
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It's probably trying to send performance email. If you don't want it to do that, go to Tools/Options/System Options/General and uncheck "Enable performance email".
SolidWorks claims that it is helpful to them to get the performance email, so I leave it enabled. Many people don't.
Jerry Steiger Tripod Data Systems "take the garbage out, dear"
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Jerry Steiger
What does that mean? Any use for it?
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dlevy
Performance Email
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CS
It is for the benefit of SolidWorks corporation, though they use it to give you a 'trickle-down' benefit.
They find out some details of your system (but not in a creepy big-brother way... its more a 'hey, this is a popular video card... better check that it works with SolidWorks and iclude it in our testing systems!' way), and I believe there is some capacity to get crash information and data on how you are using SolidWorks. I have been told that they use this data and combine it with what they get from other folks to get a sense of what the general user base is doing, how they are set up, and identify general problems they are having. I have also been told it is received anonymously, but I really don't care a lot about that.
If you opt out, your data cannot be included. We figure that it can only help us, so why not? (Actually, if our office were part of a small minority providing performance emails, our problems would show up in larger proportion and get priority treatment... so I guess it is against my interest to advise anyone to turn it on :)
-Ed
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Edward T Eaton
Thanks. I turned it off.
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dlevy

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