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How to send a mail with an attachment with outlook from Delphi 7.

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Hi. Here is my first question:

I want to send a mail from Delphi7 throught Outlook.
I think is possible with TOutlookApplication object, but i can't find any documentation.
I only need to open a "new mail" outlook form, with an attachment, and some text on Subject.
Can i do that?.


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Question by:Colorker
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vadim_ti earned 125 total points
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you need to include unit Mapi.


function SendMail(const Subject, Body, FileName,
                  SenderName, SenderEMail,
                  RecipientName, RecipientEMail: string): Integer;
var
  msg: TMapiMessage;
  lpSender, lpRecipient: TMapiRecipDesc;
  FileAttach: TMapiFileDesc;

  SM: TFNMapiSendMail;
  MAPIModule: HModule;
begin
  FillChar(msg, SizeOf(msg), 0);
  with msg do
  begin
    if (Subject <> '') then
      lpszSubject := PChar(Subject);

    if (Body <> '') then
      lpszNoteText := PChar(Body);

    if (SenderEmail <> '') then
    begin
      lpSender.ulRecipClass := MAPI_ORIG;
      if (SenderName = '') then
        lpSender.lpszName := PChar(SenderEMail)
      else
        lpSender.lpszName := PChar(SenderName);
      lpSender.lpszAddress := PChar(SenderEmail);
      lpSender.ulReserved := 0;
      lpSender.ulEIDSize := 0;
      lpSender.lpEntryID := nil;
      lpOriginator := @lpSender;
    end;

    if (RecipientEmail <> '') then
    begin
      lpRecipient.ulRecipClass := MAPI_TO;
      if (RecipientName = '') then
        lpRecipient.lpszName := PChar(RecipientEMail)
      else
        lpRecipient.lpszName := PChar(RecipientName);
      lpRecipient.lpszAddress := PChar(RecipientEmail);
      lpRecipient.ulReserved := 0;
      lpRecipient.ulEIDSize := 0;
      lpRecipient.lpEntryID := nil;
      nRecipCount := 1;
      lpRecips := @lpRecipient;
    end
    else
      lpRecips := nil;

    if (FileName = '') then
    begin
      nFileCount := 0;
      lpFiles := nil;
    end
    else
    begin
      FillChar(FileAttach, SizeOf(FileAttach), 0);
      FileAttach.nPosition := Cardinal($FFFFFFFF);
      FileAttach.lpszPathName := PChar(FileName);

      nFileCount := 1;
      lpFiles := @FileAttach;
    end;
  end;

  MAPIModule := LoadLibrary(PChar(MAPIDLL));
  if MAPIModule = 0 then
    Result := -1
  else
    try
      @SM := GetProcAddress(MAPIModule, 'MAPISendMail');
      if @SM <> nil then
      begin
        Result := SM(0, Application.Handle, msg, MAPI_DIALOG or MAPI_LOGON_UI, 0);
      end
      else
        Result := 1;
    finally
      FreeLibrary(MAPIModule);
    end;
end;

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by:Colorker
ID: 12198527
It works fine!!!.

Only one question:

I leave in blank Sendername, SenderEmail, recipientName and recipientEmail:

sendmail('Report Sales mailing','Your sales report is here.','c:\report001.pdf','','','','');

The recipient must be filled by the user in the Outlook form.
But... what about Sendername and Sendermail? can this fail in some cases?.

Thanks and sorry for my English.

 




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by:vadim_ti
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i think it will not fail, but some providers will block such e-mails as spam
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by:Colorker
ID: 12198560
ups, only one more thing.

If in a future y process a large number of mail's to be send, can i do the process automatically filling all fields , (not outlook form pop-up)?
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by:vadim_ti
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I think if you will not set
MAPI_DIALOG
flag, e-mail client interface will not be running, test it
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ID: 12198662
oK.Thanks.
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