Send emails from a VB application

Posted on 2003-10-30
Last Modified: 2010-05-03
I use CDONTS to send emails from my web app. I have SMTP services installed on my Web Server.
But let me ask you guys - Can I send emails from a standalone VB app without having any email client on ?
Question by:jitganguly
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by:Éric Moreau
ID: 9654487
Sure, have a look at the free vbSendMail component that is using SMTP :

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ID: 9654989
Try this:
'Only for win2000
    Set objMail = CreateObject("CDONTS.Newmail")
    objMail.subject = " iThread Default Package "
        FilePath1 = "C:\iThread\iMail\iMailDefault\" & g_EventID & "_" & g_EventName & "\picture.jpg"
        FilePath2 = "C:\iThread\iMail\iMailDefault\" & g_EventID & "_" & g_EventName & "\audio.wav"
        FilePath3 = "C:\iThread\iMail\iMailDefault\" & g_EventID & "_" & g_EventName & "\default.bmp"
    objMail.To = ""
    objMail.bcc = ""
    objMail.From = ""
    objMail.subject = "Default Multimedia Test"
    objMail.body = "This is an auto email sent by a remote iThread system. This mail may have 1, 2, or 3 attached files."
    objMail.Importance = 2
    objMail.BodyFormat = 0
    objMail.mailformat = 0
    objMail.attachfile (FilePath1)          
    objMail.attachfile (FilePath2)      
    objMail.attachfile (FilePath3)        

   Set objMail = Nothing  


~ fantasy ~
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Author Comment

ID: 9655110
1. I do not want to use 3rd party dlls
2. I am running on NT

Don't yu have something like CDONTs concept of VBScript ? I just need to send a mail to some guys after running a VB app. VB app runs on a workstation and I cannot keep outlook client on all the time (Its a Blloberg machine)
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fantasy1001 earned 50 total points
ID: 9655264
Can you use MAPI:
A good and details example is this:

                                                                 ~ Fantasy ~

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ID: 9655565
You can use MAPi controls from your vb app to send mails. There is a MAPi sample also available with Visual Studio or you can have a look at Microsoft site or use SMTP.ocx which is freely available on the net.

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ID: 9656397
But don't we need to configure SMTP server..

I mean if i want to just send it thru a desktop(without IIS) can i do that..
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by:Éric Moreau
ID: 9656755
>1. I do not want to use 3rd party dlls

Since you have complete source code, you can include it into your actual project!

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ID: 9656784
Yes you can do that with smtp.ocx. You need to provide the mail server ip address and user login/pwd details. Its very esy to use the ocx.
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Author Comment

ID: 9658201
I looked at the article and ran it. It works fine when my outlook client is on. Otherwise it asks for a MS exchange settings.

Question - Can I have that running without running Outlook client or any email client ?

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