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Create and send Lotus Notes email using COM

Posted: 2002-06-01
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' Creates & sends an email via Lotus Notes 5.0 & up. Also, allows creating/sending even with Lotus Notes not running (although it MUST be loaded on the local machine)

Original Author: Todd Benson


' Subject: Subject line of email
' Body: Body (text) of email
' SaveOnSend: True/False, save the email in the 'sent' box
' sendTO (OPTIONAL): the intended receipient of the email
' ccTO (OPTIONAL): the carbon-copied receipient of the email
' bccTO (OPTIONAL): the blind carbon-copied receipient of the email
' lnLogo (OPTIONAL): changes the bitmap logo on the header (0 = no logo)
' AttachmentPath (OPTIONAL): the path of the email attachement


' Note: Although all sendto items are optional, if you don't use at least one of them, Lotus Notes won't send your email to any one and may return errors.
' Note: Make sure that Lotus Domino Objects is selected as an available reference.
' Note: If your Lotus Notes does NOT require a password, then remove the parenthetical ("*********") following 'Call ses.Initialize'


Returns true if no errors are encountered.


Function CreateNewNotesMail(Subject As String, Body As String, SaveOnSend As Boolean, Optional sendTO As String, Optional ccTO As String, Optional bccTO As String, Optional lnLogo As Long, Optional AttachmentPath As String) As Boolean

Dim ses As New NotesSession  'Notes Session
Dim mailserver As Variant  'Variable for user's mail server
Dim mailfile As Variant   'Variable for user's mail file
Dim lnDatabase As Object  'Notes Database
Dim lnDocument As Object  'Notes Document
Dim lnRichText As Object  'Body of Document
Dim lnAttachment As Object  'Notes Attachement
On Error GoTo CreateNotesMail_Error
' --------------------------------------
' Create instantiation of Lotus Notes
' Pass Username & password
' You can prompt user for password
' using inputbox instead of hard coding
' password
' --------------------------------------
Call ses.Initialize("*********")  'Replace your email password where the ********* is.
'Debug.Print ses.UserName

' --------------------------------------
' Find out the name of the mail server
' Find out the name of the mail file
' --------------------------------------
mailserver = ses.GETENVIRONMENTSTRING("Mailserver", True)
mailfile = ses.GETENVIRONMENTSTRING("Mailfile", True)
' --------------------------------------
' Open the mail file on the mail server
' Create a new email document
' --------------------------------------
Set lnDatabase = ses.GetDatabase(mailserver, mailfile)
Set lnDocument = lnDatabase.CreateDocument
Set lnRichText = lnDocument.CreateRichTextItem("Body")

' --------------------------------------
' Fill out the email text by adding
' data passed to the is module
' --------------------------------------
Call lnRichText.AppendText(Body & Chr(13) & Chr(13))
With lnDocument
  .ReplaceItemValue "SendTo", sendTO
  .ReplaceItemValue "CopyTo", ccTO
  .ReplaceItemValue "BlindCopyTo", bccTO
  .ReplaceItemValue "Subject", Subject
  .ReplaceItemValue "Logo", "StdNotesLtr" & Trim$(str$(lnLogo))
  If SaveOnSend = True Then .SaveMessageOnSend = True
End With
' --------------------------------------
' Embed the email attachment, if any
' --------------------------------------
If AttachmentPath <> "" Then
  Set lnAttachment = lnRichText.EMBEDOBJECT(1454, "", AttachmentPath)
End If

lnDocument.Send False
CreateNewNotesMail = True

' --------------------------------------
' Clean up the code
' --------------------------------------
Set lnDatabase = Nothing
Set lnDocument = Nothing
Set lnAttachment = Nothing
'Debug.Print Err.Description
Exit Function

End Function

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