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I got outlook express installed on my pc with my own username (UID) & PWD
I want to send email where following code does not put my compose mail in outbox tell me where em i wrong
Private Sub Command3_Click() 'Send e-mail
Dim olapp As Object
Dim oitem As Object

Set olapp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
(I DOUDBT CREEATOBJECT("Outlook.Application")IS NOT MEANT FOR OUTLOOK EXPRESS)
Set oitem = olapp.CreateItem(0)

With oitem
  .Subject = Text2.Text
  .To = Label3.Caption
  .Body = Text3.Text
  .Send
End With
Set olapp = Nothing
Set oitem = Nothing
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Question by:hemantn
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Ryan Chong earned 30 total points
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Hi hemanth,

FYI, CreateObject("Outlook.Application") method is actually create an instance of Microsoft Outlook, Not Outlook Express..
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by:Neo_mvps
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The PROGID of "Outlook.Application" is to get a reference to Outlook 97/98/2000/2002 and not Outlook Express.  Outlook Express has no automation object to speak of, so if you want to send mail using Outlook Express, you have to use Simple MAPI (or the MAPI control that comes with VB) to get the job done.
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by:Ryan Chong
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Hi hemanth,

Similar Question: Outlook in VB (Waiting for answer)
http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?ta=visualbasic&qid=20156006
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by:GeoffKell
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If it's just sending email you're interested in - not bothered about it going via OE then try looking at the free component at

http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/top10/int4.shtml

I can recommend it

Regards
GK
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by:TrueDrake
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Hi,

I suspect that the proper (GeoffKell) reference is:
http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/040300-1.shtml

Enjoy
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by:Dave_Greene
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Example using the mapi controls

Private Sub mnuEmail_Click()
   
   On Error GoTo ErrorHandler
   
   MousePointer = vbHourglass
   ctlMAPISession.SignOn  'mapi control
   
   If (ctlMAPISession.SessionId <> 0) Then
       With ctlMAPIMessages
       
       .SessionId = ctlMAPISession.SessionId
       .Compose
       
       Dim szText As String
           szText = vbCrLf + "Text Message Area"
           .MsgNoteText = szText + vbCrLf + vbCrLf + vbCrLf
           .AttachmentPathName = m_szVdfFile  'your file name here
           .AttachmentPosition = Len(.MsgNoteText) - 1
       End If
       
       .AddressResolveUI = True
       .send True
       
       End With
   End If
   
   MousePointer = vbDefault
   If (ctlMAPISession.SessionId <> 0) Then
       ctlMAPISession.SignOff
   End If
   
   Exit Sub
   
ErrorHandler:
   If (Err.Number <> 32001) Then
       MsgBox Err.Description, vbExclamation, "Mail"
   End If
   MousePointer = vbDefault
   
   If (ctlMAPISession.SessionId <> 0) Then
       ctlMAPISession.SignOff
   End If
End Sub
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