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Posted on 2009-04-13
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Hi, i used to use a VB script to test mail flow.
I used to use the below script but now I get the error message,
"Line:     7
Char:     2
Error:     ActiveX component can't create object: 'CDONTS.NewMail'
Code:     800A01AD
Source:  Microsoft VBScript runtime error

It is a new computer, XP service pack 3.
Any ideas?

thanks
StrFrom="name@domain.com"

	strto="name@domain.com"

	strbody="Email test"

	strsubject="Email test"

	
 

	Set objCDOMail = CreateObject("CDONTS.NewMail")

	objCDOMail.From = StrFrom

	objCDOMail.To = strTo

	objCDOMail.Subject = strsubject

	objCDOMail.Body = strBody

	objCDOMail.Send

	Set objCDOMail = Nothing

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Hi,

I just use the following for sending mail. Hope it helps

set oMailMessage = CreateObject("CDO.Message")
 objMessage.Subject = "Title Here"
  objMessage.From = "From@some.address.com"
  objMessage.To = "To@some.address.com"
  objMessage.TextBody = "Message Body"
  objMessage.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusing") = 2
  objMessage.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserver") = "Mail Server"
  objMessage.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserverport") = 25
  objMessage.Configuration.Fields.Update
  objMessage.Send
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sorry code error there. Replace all the objMessage to oMailMessage
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by:SteveSext
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Hi
Thanks for that..what is

objMessage.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusing") = 2
  objMessage.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserver") = "Mail Server"

should these lines be (port 25)
objMessage.Configuration.Fields.Item = objMessage.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusing") = 25
  objMessage.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserver") = "FQDN of the hostname"

objMessage.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserver") = "Mail Server"

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The "Mail Server" is the name of your mail server
The 25 represents the port
and the other line ... is evading me at the moment.

You can declare those parts so you can just put in the 25 and server name but I only ever use it once in a script so dont bother.
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Great that worked. Thanks
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