Excel VBA to Test if Exchange is Online/Offline and set to Offline if Online

Hello Experts,

I have an Excel VBA routine that emails an attachment using the Outlook application (see below).  I would like to check to see if the user's Outlook/Exchange is "Connected to Microsoft Exchange" or "Offline".  If it is connected, I want to set it to "Offline" so the email is sent but stays in the users Outbox until they release them by reconnecting to Exchange.

Any help modifying the code below would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Jerry

' Set up email addresses, subject line, body text and temp file attachment before this section...

    Set OutApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    OutApp.Session.Logon
    Set OutMail = OutApp.CreateItem(0)

    With wb2
        With OutMail
            .To = EmailAddr
            .CC = MgrEmailAddr
            .BCC = ""
            .Subject = Subj
            .Body = BodyText
            .Attachments.Add SaveAsName
            .Send
        End With
        On Error GoTo 0
        .Close SaveChanges:=False
    End With

    Kill SaveAsName

    Set OutMail = Nothing
    Set OutApp = Nothing

'More code.....

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Brad Sims, CCNANetwork AdministratorCommented:
Add the line below to your code after the logon line:

 OutApp.GetNamespace("MAPI").Folders.GetFirst.GetExplorer.CommandBars.FindControl(, 5613).Execute
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Jerry PaladinoAuthor Commented:
John,
Thank you!   I am not familiar with the Outlook Object model and Outlook VBA.   Is there a way to test the value to see if Exchange is Connected or Offline?   The code you provided acts as a "Toggle".  Each time it is executed it toggles Exchange between Connected and Offline.
My purpose is to test and ensure that Exchange is Offline when the application is being tested so no emails are sent to the end users during testing.  I will not know what the testers current state is so just executing the new line of code could put it back to a Connected status if they had manually taken Exchange offline.
Thank You,
Jerry
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Rory ArchibaldCommented:
OutApp.GetNamespace("MAPI").ExchangeConnectionMode
should give you the current status.
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Jerry PaladinoAuthor Commented:
John / Rory,

Thank you both.  I'll split points on this one since John provided the On/Off switch and Rory provided the code to test if Exchange is On/Off.

Thanks,
Jerry
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Jerry PaladinoAuthor Commented:
Any suggestions on a book or web site where I can get a beginner's view on the Outlook model?   Once I have the syntax I can find it in the VBA help but maybe something at a more basic level to that I can get started with.
Thanks - Jerry
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Rory ArchibaldCommented:
Have a look at Sue Mosher's books.
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Jerry PaladinoAuthor Commented:
OK - Thanks!
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