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I am trying to figure out how to send an e-mail message each week, at the same time, unmonitored. I am working on a an exchange server?  
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In the Backoffice Resource Kit, there is a comand line tool, called SendMail.

With this and the Sceduler you can set up a batchjob, that would be execuded at a defined period.
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Thanks T, you sent me in the right direction.  i haven't tried it yet but it is the one of the answers. Here is another way. I hope this helps you in the future.

Using Microsoft Outlook to Schedule Report Transmissions

On the microsoft.public.outlook97.usage newsgroup, Preben Rasmussen asked how Outlook mders, in case you want to modify it later. You could also use File | Save As to save it as an Outlook template .oft file. Be sure you save it before you add the code in the next step!

Step 2: Choose Tools | Design Outlook Form, then Form | View Code. Type this bit of code into the Script Editor:

Function Item_Open()
    Item.Send
End Function
This will cause this item to be sent as soon as it's created. Choose File | Close to close the Script Editor.

Step 3: On the (Properties) tab of the form, clear the box for Save form definition with item. This is necessary to keep the item from being sent again when the recipient opens it.

Step 4: Choose File | Publish Form As. Give it a name, such as Network Status Report. This will also cause it to have a Message Class of IPM.Note.NetworkStatusReport (or whatever you named it). Publish it in Personal Forms.

Step 5: Create a shortcut to Outlook.exe using the /c and /a command switches, which are documented in the "Control what happens when you start Outlook" help topic:

<path>\Outlook.exe /c IPM.Note.NetworkStatusReport /a <path>\<filename>
where <path>\<filename> is the particular attachment you want to send.

When you run this shortcut, it creates a message with the recipients, subject, cover note and attachment, then sends it into the Outbox. Creating it
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