Email from Lotus Notes

FAQ: How do I use Excel to send an e-mail when Lotus Notes is my e-mail system?

A: Try this - I have used Lotus Notes at several client sites and this has worked for me with little or no amendment (watch out for line wrapping):

Open a new module and paste in this code:

Dim objNotesSession As Object
Dim objNotesMailFile As Object
Dim objNotesDocument As Object
Dim objNotesField As Object

Function SendMail()

On Error GoTo SendMailError

EMailSendTo = "" '' Required - Send to address
EMailCCTo = ""                      '' Optional
EMailBCCTo = ""                     '' Optional

''Establish Connection to Notes
Set objNotesSession = CreateObject("Notes.NotesSession")

''Establish Connection to Mail File
''                                    .GETDATABASE("SERVER", "FILE")
Set objNotesMailFile = objNotesSession.GETDATABASE("", "")
''Open Mail

''Create New Memo
Set objNotesDocument = objNotesMailFile.CREATEDOCUMENT

''Create 'Subject Field'
Set objNotesField = objNotesDocument.APPENDITEMVALUE("Subject",

''Create 'Send To' Field
Set objNotesField = objNotesDocument.APPENDITEMVALUE("SendTo", EMailSendTo)

''Create 'Copy To' Field
Set objNotesField = objNotesDocument.APPENDITEMVALUE("CopyTo", EMailCCTo)

''Create 'Blind Copy To' Field
Set objNotesField = objNotesDocument.APPENDITEMVALUE("BlindCopyTo",

''Create 'Body' of memo
Set objNotesField = objNotesDocument.CREATERICHTEXTITEM("Body")

With objNotesField
    .APPENDTEXT "This e-mail is generated by an automated process."
    .APPENDTEXT "Please follow established contact procedures should you
have any questions."
End With

''Attach the file   --1454 indicate a file attachment
''objNotesField = objNotesField.EMBEDOBJECT(1454, "", "C:\Temp\test.xls")
objNotesField = objNotesField.EMBEDOBJECT(1454, "", ActiveWorkbook.FullName)

''Send the e-mail
objNotesDocument.Send (0)

''Release storage
Set objNotesSession = Nothing
Set bjNotesSession = Nothing
Set objNotesMailFile = Nothing
Set objNotesDocument = Nothing
Set objNotesField = Nothing

''Set return code
SendMail = True

Exit Function

Msg = "Error # " & Str(Err.Number) & " was generated by " _
            & Err.Source & Chr(13) & Err.Description
MsgBox Msg, , "Error", Err.HelpFile, Err.HelpContext

SendMail = False

End Function

Published: 05-Jun-2004
Last edited: 01-Mar-2011 20:51