This documentation is archived and is not being maintained.

Send Method

Exchange Server 2003

Send Method

This content is no longer actively maintained. It is provided as is, for anyone who may still be using these technologies, with no warranties or claims of accuracy with regard to the most recent product version or service release.

The Send method sends the message.

Applies To

Type Library

Microsoft CDO for Exchange 2000 Library

DLL Implemented In



        [Visual Basic]Sub Send

        [C++]HRESULT Send

Return Value

Returns S_OK if successful, or an error value otherwise.


How the message is sent depends upon the current configuration. The configuration is defined in the associated Configuration object that is referenced by the Configuration property on this interface. Consult a specific Component Object Model (COM) class implementation for a list of configuration settings used when sending messages.

The message must have at least one recipient, whether in the To, CC, or BCC property, before it can be successfully sent.

The Send method does not invalidate this message after submitting it. If you want to invalidate it and release the memory, you should release all outstanding references to the implementing object in the standard way.


        [Visual Basic]

Dim iMsg As New CDO.Message
Dim iConf As New CDO.Configuration
Dim Flds As ADODB.Fields
Set Flds = iConf.Fields
Flds(cdoSendUsingMethod) = cdoSendUsingPort
Flds(cdoSMTPServer) = "server"

With iMsg
 Set .Configuration = iConf
     .MimeFormatted = False
     .AutoGenerateTextBody = False
     .To = ""
     .Subject = "A short message"
     .TextBody = "Text of this short message."
End With

See Also

Configuration Property

sendusing Field

sendusername Field

sendpassword Field