Email From Access add Priority

Posted on 2010-09-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Dear Experts,

I am looking to add in a "High Priority" to an Email generated from Access.  I know there are 2 methods of creating the email - I would like to adapt this piece of code ...

DoCmd.SendObject acSendNoObject, , ,

Rather than the full create outlook object etc (code attached) as I really don't want to have to download a bolt on program such as YesClick Pro to bypass outlook's security
Dim objOutlook As Outlook.Application

Dim objOutlookMsg As Outlook.MailItem

Dim objOutlookRecip As Outlook.Recipient

Dim objOutlookAttach As Outlook.Attachment


' Create the Outlook session.

Set objOutlook = CreateObject("Outlook.Application", localhost)

'Set objOutlook = Outlook.Application

' Create the message.

Set objOutlookMsg = objOutlook.CreateItem(olMailItem)


    With objOutlookMsg

        ' Add the To recipient(s) to the message. Substitute

        ' your names here.

        Set objOutlookRecip = .Recipients.Add("")   '<--Recipient's name or email address


        objOutlookRecip.Type = olTo

        ' Add the CC recipient(s) to the message.

        'Set objOutlookRecip = .Recipients.Add("CC Recipient Name")

        'objOutlookRecip.Type = olCC

        ' Set the Subject, Body, and Importance of the message.

        .Subject = "Blah Blah Blah"      '<--Subject

        .Body = "Dear Tom" & vbCr & vbCr

        '<--Email Body text.


        .Importance = olImportanceHigh  'High importance

        'Add attachments to the message.

        'Set objOutlookAttach = .Attachments.Add("C:\Earth.jpg")             '<-- Add as many attachments as you need here.

        'Set objOutlookAttach = .Attachments.Add("C:\TextFile.txt")


        ' Resolve each Recipient's name.

        For Each objOutlookRecip In .Recipients

            If Not objOutlookRecip.Resolve Then


            End If



        'Send email without viewing it.



        'Dispay email before sending.



    End With


'Cleanup Code

Set objOutlookMsg = Nothing

Set objOutlook = Nothing

Set objOutlookRecip = Nothing

Set objOutlookAttach = Nothing

End Sub

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Question by:correlate
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Expert Comment

by:Patrick Matthews
ID: 33638376
You cannot do this directly.

With SendObject, the closest you get is:

DoCmd.SendObject ObjectType:=acSendNoObject, To:=Me.Email, Subject:="Subject, _
    MessageText:="Blah", EditMessage:=True

That brings up the message in the editor window for your installed email program, and from there you can add high priority.


Author Comment

ID: 33638529

Thanks for this, sadly its what I expected, would using a template help? (never used them before so I'm clutching at straws here)
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Expert Comment

by:Patrick Matthews
ID: 33638598
Good question!

I'm not sure.  Perhaps you should click 'request attention' and ask the Mods to add the Outlook zone to this question.
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Accepted Solution

Helen_Feddema earned 500 total points
ID: 33639031
I think you will need to use Automation code, since SendObject doesn't let you work with all the properties of the email message.  You can download the Redemption Library from, and modify the code to use Redemption objects, to avoid the Object Model Guardian popups:
'Redemption objects and corresponding Outlook objects must

   'be declared as Object type

   Dim omsg As Object

   Dim msg As Object


      'Create new mail message and send it now

      Call OpenOutlook

      Set omsg = gappOutlook.CreateItem(olMailItem)

      Set msg = New Redemption.SafeMailItem

      msg.Item = omsg


      With msg

         .To = strToEMail

         .Subject = strMessageSubject

         .Body = strBody


      End With


      'Note:  Messages created with Redemption Library objects

      'are created in the Drafts folder instead of the Outbox,

      'but they will be sent as if from the Outbox.

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Expert Comment

ID: 33659974
You need to use Automation not the SendObject.

To solve the Outlook Security popups, you can use Advanced Security for Outlook



Author Closing Comment

ID: 33660783

Many thanks for this - sorry it took some time to reply, took a while to get my head around this - but it works

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