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Send Method

Office 2003

Sends the appointment, meeting item, e-mail message, or task.


expression    Required. An expression that returns an AppointmentItem, MeetingItem, MailItem, or TaskItem object.


When you run a program that uses the Microsoft Outlook object model to call the Send method, you receive a warning message. This warning message tells you that a program is trying to send a message on your behalf and asks if you want to allow the message to be sent. The warning message contains both a Yes and a No button. However, the Yes button is not available until five seconds have passed since the warning message appeared. You can dismiss the warning message immediately if you click No.


This Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) example uses CreateItem to create a simple task and delegate it as a task request to another user. Replace 'Dan Wilson' with a valid recipient name before running this example.

Sub AssignTask()
	Dim myOlApp As New Outlook.Application
	Dim myItem As Outlook.TaskItem
	Dim myDelegate As Outlook.Recipient
	Set MyItem = myOlApp.CreateItem(olTaskItem)
	Set myDelegate = MyItem.Recipients.Add("Dan Wilson")
	If myDelegate.Resolved Then
		myItem.Subject = "Prepare Agenda for Meeting"
		myItem.DueDate = Now + 30
	End If
End Sub

If you use Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) in an Outlook form, you do not create the Application object, and you cannot use named constants. This example shows how to forward a mail item using VBScript code.

Sub CommandButton1_Click()
 Set myNameSpace = Application.GetNameSpace("MAPI")
 Set myFolder = myNameSpace.GetDefaultFolder(6)
 Set myForward = myFolder.Items(1).Forward
 myForward.Recipients.Add "Laura Jennings"
End Sub