sending email using vb

Posted on 2001-07-24
Last Modified: 2008-02-07
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")
Set oitem = olapp.CreateItem(0)

With oitem
  .Subject = Text2.Text
  .To = Label3.Caption
  .Body = Text3.Text
End With
Set olapp = Nothing
Set oitem = Nothing
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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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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Hi hemanth,

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I suspect that the proper (GeoffKell) reference is:


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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
       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
   End If
   Exit Sub
   If (Err.Number <> 32001) Then
       MsgBox Err.Description, vbExclamation, "Mail"
   End If
   MousePointer = vbDefault
   If (ctlMAPISession.SessionId <> 0) Then
   End If
End Sub
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