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Adding text to an Outlook mail item created from a template in VBA

Last Modified: 2016-02-10
I use VBA to send emails from an Access 2010 database. I am trying to create a new Outlook item from a .OFT template file which contains a company logo plus Twitter and Facebook logos.  I use the follwoing code:

Public Function SendEMail(emailaddress As String, subjectline As String, bodytext As String)
    Dim MyOutlook As Outlook.Application
    Dim MyMail As Outlook.MailItem
    Set MyOutlook = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set MyMail = MyOutlook.CreateItemFromTemplate("C:\Users\jeffkwells\Data\Access2010\OA\LadyGrover\LadyGSigBlock.oft")

MyMail.To = emailaddress

MyMail.Subject = subjectline

MyMail.Body = bodytext & Chr(13) & Chr(10) & Chr(13) & Chr(10) & MyMail.Body


Set MyMail = Nothing

Set MyOutlook = Nothing
End Function


This VBA code removes all of the logo images and leaves plain text. If I remove the "MyMail.Body = " line, the original .OFT file with the images is displayed correctly as an Outlook email. How do I add text (at the beginning of the email) without losing the images?

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