What I'm trying to do is send email from a VB script (from a web page on our internal network, for example). I'm evaluating some software from http://www.activxperts.com/activemail/
called ActiveEmail SMTP Email Toolkit 2.1. It's basically a control that handles the script and uses our SMTP server to send email. Everything works with this control installed but there are 2 problems.
1) It's not free. That control costs money and while it doesn't cost much, I'm absolutely positive that the same thing can be done for free in VB with the right script.
2) You have to install software to make it work. This is the bigger of the 2 problems. I'm on a corporate network with several hundred PC's and don't really want yet another piece of software on my computers or images. Also, every machine in the facility would have to have this software installed before we could go live with an email script and with as little time as we have, that could take forever.
I work at the largest satellite plant in a large manufacturing company so we have our own (quite nice dual P4 xeon with 2 GB of RAM) Exchange 5.5 server (upgrading to Exchange 2003 this FY) but we don't have control of the way the servers are configured, set up etc. We can make local changes but anything that would have to be changed at a corporate level is probably out.
Basically, I'm looking for some VB code that will emulate everything that control does, as it works just like I want it to and it also works from machines that have never had an email client installed.