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sending email via excel through outlook code not working

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could someone take a look at code attached and tell me what problem is?

i think i might need the server name..? how do i find that

error is that transport not found
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by:Glenn Ray
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Please attach the code snippet. :-)
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nothing was attached
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finnstone,

That's correct, you didn't attach any code, but made reference to it.  

As soon as you re-post here with your code, we'll be glad to look into it.

-Glenn
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my bad!
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My first guess is that if your email server (presumably smtp.sendgrid.net) requires SMTP authentication you'll need to add a couple lines to this section of code:

            With SMTP_Config
                .Item("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusing") = 2
                .Item("http://schemas.Microsoft.Com/cdo/configuration/sendusername") = "email@sendgrid.net"
                .Item("http://schemas.Microsoft.Com/cdo/configuration/sendpassword") = "YourPassword"
                'please put your server name below
                .Item("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserver") = "smtp.sendgrid.net"
                .Item("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserverport") = 465
                .Update
            End With

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...add the sendusername and sendpassword items.

-Glenn
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that wasnt it but thx I added those
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Okay, two other possibilities:
1) try a different port (25)
2) if you're on a corporate network, maybe McAfee or similar is blocking CDO.  Try an another network to test.

-Glenn
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ok we got somewhere, i just got this error message

the server response was 550 cannot receive from specified address rob@corporate_email address unauthenticated users not allowed

doesnt make sense that i can use them as my outgoing server already but this would not work
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I see you've cross-posted this question here:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/26268576/sending-email-via-code-in-excel

I do think it is a policy issue with your internal SMTP server and there may be a restriction on relaying to outside servers.  I will wait to hear if you get a resolution there.

-Glenn
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not solved but thanks for trying
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Did you try on an outside network (not corporate) to see if you were still blocked?  I'm curious if that was the issue.
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