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Script an email to send on a daily basis from outlook 2003

Posted on 2004-10-04
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I've read through the posts on this from various other areas of EE, and I still have a few questions.  Here is what I am trying to do:

I have a file that is created on my C drive at 5:30 AM everyday.  I need to email this file as an attachement on a daily basis to 2 recipients.  I would like to schedule the email to be sent at 6:30 AM.

I built a macro in Outlook that does what I need to do, see below, however, I don't know how to schedule it to run, and then I don't know how to get around the outlook security warning that comes up about being sent on my behalf.  I did install "click yes", but, if my machine is locked, as it usually is at 6:30 AM, you know that click yes will not work.

I was hoping to use WSH, so that this may not be outlook dependant, I did find vbsendmail, but it's a bit beyond what I know how to do in VB.

Thanks,
Scott
Here's my code:

Sub scanxfer()
Dim objOutlook
Dim objEmail

Set objOutlook = CreateObject("Outlook.application")
Set objEmail = objOutlook.CreateItem(olMailItem)

With objEmail
    .To = "swarm@gwn.com"
    .Subject = "test"
    .Body = "hi guys"
    .Attachments.Add "c:\scanxfer.txt", olByValue
    .Send
End With

Set objOutlook = Nothing

End Sub
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by:Erick37
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You can run your script as a scheduled task in Windows.

Control Panel->Scheduled Tasks->File->New...

Hope it helps!
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by:scottman29
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do you mean put that script in a .bat file and then schedule it?  will it get around the outlook security that way as well?
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Here is an article from MS using CDO to send mail via a remote SMTP server:

How To Send HTML Formatted Mail Using CDO for Windows 2000 and a Remote SMTP Service
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;286431

The script is saved as a VBScript (vbs) file.
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looks like what I want, thanks!
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