sending a html email from vbs

Posted on 2006-10-25
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I am trying to send a very simple html email message from my vb script.  However, when I try to send it, it tells me that the object does not support property or method: objMail.bodyformat.  I can send a text email just fine, I am just not sure where I am going wrong?  Any help is much appreciated.

Thank you,

Dim strHeader

'Query for Info
 'strHeader = "List of School Holidays for the Current Week."
 strHeader = "<HTML><u>List of School Holidays for the Current Week.</u><HTML>"
     MyBodyText = strHeader
     Subjectline = "List of School Holidays for the Week starting: " & Date()

'msgbox strAll

'mail code
Set Out = wscript.createobject("Outlook.Application")
     Set objNameSpace = Out.GetNamespace("MAPI")
     'Set objMail = Out.CreateItem(olMailItem)
     Set objMail = Out.CreateItem(olFormatHTML)
'msgbox "here"
           objMail.To = ""
            'objMail.To = strTo
            objMail.Subject = Subjectline
            objMail.BodyFormat = olFormatHTML
            objMail.Body = MyBodyText
'msgbox "here1"
 'msgbox "here1"

msgbox "Mail was sent!"

     Set objMail = Nothing
     Set objNameSpace = Nothing
     Set Out = Nothing
Question by:uconnfb13
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ID: 17809083
You may get a better response if you move this to a more appropriate are like VB programming.

This has absolutely nothing to do with databases.

I suggest that you open up the VBA editor (say in Excel), and add the Outlook application library in Tools/References.

In this way you can at least get some clues as to the valid properties and methods.

Also, have you defined the constant values beforehand? Unless you tell, VBScript does not know what this is:


You shuold have a line like his beforehand:

Dim olFormatHTML

olFormatHTML = 6 ' or whatever the correct constant value is
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Accepted Solution

rockiroads earned 400 total points
ID: 17810118
u need to use HTMLBody, u dont set BodyFormat

objMail.HTMLBody = MyBodyText

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