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Automatic email reminder

Posted on 2009-02-20
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Last Modified: 2012-06-22
I want to send a message, automatically to a vendor partner of my company to remind him to run a process once a month. We are using Outlook 2007 with a POP3 account [no exchange]. How can I configure an email to be sent out on the 13th of each month to say, 'Run Processes Today' and copy some other people on it? I would want to also configure it to include a 'Receipt' when the vendor partner opened it.

thanks in advance.
Question by:RSchierer
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war1 earned 1000 total points
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Hello RSchierer,

You can use an addin for recurring mail

The email should include addresses in CC or BCC field for sending copies.  It should also include request for read receipt.

Hope this helps!
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by:David Lee
David Lee earned 1000 total points
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Hi, RSchierer.

You can do this with a simple bit of scripting (below) and a scheduled task.  Follow these instructions to use this.

1.  Open Notepad
2.  Copy the code below and paste it into Notepad
3.  Edit the code.  I placed comments where things can/need to change
4.  Save the file with a .vbs extension
5.  Create a scheduled task
6.  Set it to run on the 13th of each month
7.  Set it to run this script

Dim olkApp, olkSes, olkMsg
Set olkApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set olkSes = olkApp.GetNameSpace("MAPI")
'Change the profile name on the next line'
olkSes.Logon "Outlook"
Set olkMsg = olkApp.CreateItem(0)
With olkMsg
    .ReadReceiptRequested = True 
    'Change the addressee on the next line'
    .Recipients.Add "someone@company.com"
    'Change the subject on the next line'
    .Subject = "Reminder"
    'Change the message body on the next line'
    .Body = "Don't forget the ..."
End With
Set olkMsg = Nothing
Set olkSes = Nothing
Set olkApp = Nothing

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