[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now


How do I send an automated weekly/daily email using Exchange 2010/Outlook 2010

Posted on 2011-05-12
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Is there a way using Exchange 2010 or Outlook 2010 to configure an automatic email that is sent weekly to a DL or group of users.  If not, can you recommend any third party tools that are good for this?
Question by:mmudry
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2

Author Comment

ID: 35750022
I need to send automatic emails...  not schedule a send/receive.

Expert Comment

ID: 35750330
Sorry. you could try this:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/239087
What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.


Accepted Solution

morganmce earned 2000 total points
ID: 35750412
What sort of automated email are you trying to send?
If you have an SMTP server configured within your environment, you could use a utility like Blat to send the mail. You could then create a scheduled task to send whatever you need to whoever you need.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 35750465
Love that idea.  Would you have any recommendations for a third party should I need to go that route?

Expert Comment

ID: 35750536
The handiest SMTP server to use (assuming you're a Microsoft shop) is probably Microsoft IIS.

You could then create either a batch file or VBS script to send whatever you need to send and create the scheduled task on the server to run whenever you need.

Once you have an SMTP server setup, there are only two steps to sending the mail
1) Setup Blat (Set the from address you want it to display as being from, and the SMTP server)
blat.exe -install SMTP_SERVER_NAME FROM_Address@company.com

Open in new window

2) Call the script to send the email:
blat.exe - -to to_address@company.com -subject Test -body Test body

Open in new window

Hope that helps! Shout if you're stuck!

Featured Post

Keep up with what's happening at Experts Exchange!

Sign up to receive Decoded, a new monthly digest with product updates, feature release info, continuing education opportunities, and more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Here in this article, you will get a step by step guidance on how to restore an Exchange database to a recovery database. Get a brief on Recovery Database and how it can be used to restore Exchange database in this section!
There can be many situations demanding the conversion of Outlook OST files to PST format and as such, there is no shortage of automated tools to perform this conversion. However, what makes Stellar OST to PST converter stand above the rest? Let us e…
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…
This is my first video review of Microsoft Bookings, I will be doing a part two with a bit more information, but wanted to get this out to you folks.
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month19 days, 20 hours left to enroll

873 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question