424 Object Required

I access the following code using a button on a form in Visual Studio, on running and selecting the button I get the following error message 'Runtime error 424: Object required', has anyone any clues as to what the problem maybe ??????

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim sMsg
Dim sTo
Dim sFrom
Dim sSubject
Dim sTextBody

sTo = "intendedrecipient@msn.com"
sFrom = "intendedrecipient@msn.com"
sSubject = "Insert here your subject text"
sTextBody = "Insert here your plain body text"

Dim objMail
'Create the mail object
Set objMail = Server.CreateObject("CDO.Message")

'Set key properties
objMail.From = sFrom
objMail.To = sTo
objMail.Subject = sSubject
objMail.TextBody = sTextBody

'Send the email
objMail.Send

'Clean-up mail object
Set objMail = Nothing

End Sub
leebee300Asked:
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dreffedConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I added the following code to one of my programs, and it ran...
Please check your code against the following, if it similar, then look for CDO.Message in your registry.
start->run->regedit
menu->find
"CDO.Message"

If it is missing then that is your problem.

The code I used to test :)
on a new form....

' ***************************
Option Explicit
' add 3 labels
'       lblTo
'       lblSubject
'       lblMessage
' add 3 test boxes
'       txtTo       multiline = false
'       txtSubject  multiline = false
'       txtMessage  multiline = true
' add 2 buttons
'       btnSend
'       btnCancel

' uses CDO.Message to send an email
Private Const SENDER = "your.email@some.server.com"

Private Sub btnCancel_Click()
    Unload Me
End Sub

Private Sub btnSend_Click()
    ' check the values
    If Len(Me.txtSubject.Text) = 0 Or _
        Len(Me.txtTo.Text) = 0 Then
       
        ' need a subject and to address
       
        MsgBox "Please provide an email address to send to and a subject."
        Exit Sub
    End If
   
    ' set up the error handler
    On Error GoTo errorhandler
    Dim objMail As Object

    ' declare and populate the object
    Set objMail = CreateObject("CDO.Message")
   
    Debug.Print "CDO.Message: Created"
   
    'Set key properties
    objMail.From = SENDER
    objMail.To = Me.txtTo.Text
    objMail.Subject = Me.txtSubject.Text
    objMail.TextBody = Me.txtMessage.Text
   
    Debug.Print "CDO.Message: Populated"
   
    'Send the email
    objMail.Send
   
    Debug.Print "CDO.Message: Sent"
   
    'Clean-up mail object
    Set objMail = Nothing
   
    Debug.Print "CDO.Message: Nothing"

    MsgBox "Mail Sent"
   
    Exit Sub

    ' handle any errors
errorhandler:
    MsgBox "Error:" + vbCrLf + _
            CStr(Err.Number) + vbTab + Err.Description
    Set objMail = Nothing

End Sub
' *****************************************

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DhaestCommented:
When do you get the error ? At which line ?

An alternative to send email: a free vb dll:
www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=109
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leebee300Author Commented:
Hi Dhaest,

I get the error at the following line.......

Set objMail = Server.CreateObject("CDO.Message")
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DhaestCommented:
Try it with replacing
Set objMail = Server.CreateObject("CDO.Message")
to
Set objMail = CreateObject("CDONTS.NewMail")
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leebee300Author Commented:
Dhaest,

its CDONTS I am trying to move away from as Microsoft is phasing in CDOSYS as a more powerful mail facility for future operating systems
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leebee300Author Commented:
sorry forgot to add, that CDONTS is not supported with service packs to 2000 and XP
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p_sieCommented:
Maybe stupid question, but did you add a reference to the CDO?
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leebee300Author Commented:
please tell me that I have made as stupid mistake, what is the reference ??
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DhaestCommented:
Reference to Microsoft CDO for Windows 2000 Library
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p_sieCommented:
Normally when you want to use Word or Excel or something else, you add a reference to that dll or exe through the
menu Project-->References
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leebee300Author Commented:
I have done this then tried to F5 but still the same error messages is displayed
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p_sieCommented:
Look at:

http://www.paulsadowski.com/WSH/cdo.htm

And at least remove the Server. before the createObject!!
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leebee300Author Commented:
what do you mean remove the server ??, I am not a VB`er so bare with me, I want to check it works then adapt it in to some C# code
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DhaestCommented:
Set objMail = CreateObject("CDO.Message")
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p_sieCommented:
I meant remove 'Server.' from server.createobject, in VB you do not use Sever.
Furthermore your code looks good:

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Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim sMsg
Dim sTo
Dim sFrom
Dim sSubject
Dim sTextBody

sTo = "intendedrecipient@msn.com"
sFrom = "intendedrecipient@msn.com"
sSubject = "Insert here your subject text"
sTextBody = "Insert here your plain body text"

Dim objMail
'Create the mail object
Set objMail = CreateObject("CDO.Message")   'This line do not use Server.

'Set key properties
objMail.From = sFrom
objMail.To = sTo
objMail.Subject = sSubject
objMail.TextBody = sTextBody

'Send the email
objMail.Send

'Clean-up mail object
Set objMail = Nothing

End Sub
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leebee300Author Commented:
stressing now, did that, thankfully got no compiler error but got nothing else either after pressing the button on the form after F5'ing, I entered perfectly valid email addresses in the....

sTo = "intendedrecipient@msn.com"
sFrom = "intendedrecipient@msn.com"

.......quotes
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DhaestCommented:
http://www.paulsadowski.com/WSH/cdo.htm

Do you use a remote or local server ?
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leebee300Author Commented:
local
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leebee300Author Commented:
sorry that it is only worth 30 points, its all`s I had left
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leebee300Author Commented:
would using a local server affect the code used ??
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dreffedCommented:
What mail server are you sending it through....

Your code does not mention it...

Read this aritcle....
http://www.developerfusion.com/show/1772/


Dreffed
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leebee300Author Commented:
where would my code mention it please dreffed ??

the article you sent my way has unfortunately confused me even further
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dreffedCommented:
Sorry about that....

I have to go ...I'll get back shortly...with your soluton.

sorry !?! :)
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leebee300Author Commented:
thanks very much for your help dreffed, hope to hear from you soon.
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dreffedCommented:
I have just done some testing with the CDO.Message object, so scrub my last comment about the mail server.  It seems that CDO will connect using your MAPI client.
Check that you have the necessary libraries...

Under visual studio....
go project -> references

scroll through the list and look for
Microsoft CDO ....

Do you have these?

change the line...
dim objMail

to
dim objMail as object

it is always best to be explicit with variables...

I found this site useful and detailed...
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/exchanchor/htms/msexchsvr_cdo121.asp


I hope this more helpful..

Dreffed
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leebee300Author Commented:
did the testing you did work ok ??

I am still having no luck, do you have to add a route to the server at some point in the code, like when you are connecting to an SQL database using C# for example
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leebee300Author Commented:
I have moved across to C# to further develop this problem, I have finally got rid of my previous error, and I now get an error saying that the The server response was: 550 5.7.1 Unable to relay for anaddress@ontheweb.com, any ideas, sorry to waste your time if you dont use C#, I had to start using C# becasue this is the language I develop in
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dreffedCommented:
C# is ok and on my list of languages....

...
That is a better message, the mailer is working, but the mailserver you are sending your mail through will not allow you to send to external email addresses.

this site has been v.helpful, and now you are in C# the code will help.
http://www.systemwebmail.com/faq/4.3.10.aspx

I find when this happens talk to the IT bod who deals with the mailserver and find out whether you can relay or whether they can allow your machine to bypass the check.

I have always used Mabry SMPTX to mail, but after your thread I am begining to like CDO.Message.

Thanks for the new idea.

Dreffed
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leebee300Author Commented:
no thankyou for the help
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