Thank you for your reply.

Actually, it seems that Outlook needs to be running (minimized) in order for the process to work. This is not in the documentation…

After that, and executing on a P IV 2.4 PC with 512Mb of RAM, the transfer takes on average 1250 e-Mails per ten minutes. The Address Book is a bit slower, at 12 contacts per minute, on average. Naturally, your results may vary.
Thank you once again for a terrific Applet!