use delphi to send e-mail via outlook

Posted on 1998-10-26
Last Modified: 2010-04-06
is there any way to put in the outbox folder under outlook express, a message to an email written in a textbox, and with an attachment, without using outlook, just A single delphi program?

Please post full code.
Question by:jpcs
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ID: 1344531
Hi jpcs,

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
         TempUrl : string;
         TempUrl:=' subject&body=test body';


you can use this for outlook, but I don't think it's possible to send attachements.

To send attachments, use MAPI, but Outlook isn't MAPI compliant.  Exchange is.

So, I guess you've to make a tough descision.


Expert Comment

ID: 1344532
I do not entirly understand your question.

Do you want to start a email message box from Outlook without starting outlook entirly? Or do you want to create a message compatible with outlook?

Expert Comment

ID: 1344533
jpcs:::      to use ShellExecute, you have to add SHELLAPI to the Uses clause

( uses  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Cla... )

hey Zif, it works perfectly !

bryan =)

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Expert Comment

ID: 1344534
thanks for the support bryan :-)

Author Comment

ID: 1344535
Sorry for the delay... been absent.

I can't accept the answer, because Outlook is possible to the  MAPI client as default (set it up in options), and I know it's possible to do wat I want, since Photo Shop 5 does it... (If you have an image opened and click on send in the File menu, it opens outlook in a new message and the message is in the attachments section.


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ZifNab earned 50 total points
ID: 1344536
Hi jpcs,

then use a the MAPI component : tEmail2.

It's good, I used it once.

Regards, Zif.

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