VB6 - Send HTML Email

If you want to specify the font, color or insert pictures in your email, you should use Html email format instead of Plain text email format.

The following example codes demonstrate how to send HTML email using SMTP server.

Installation

Before you can use the following sample codes, you should download the EASendMail Installer and install it on your machine at first.

Add Reference of EASendMail ActiveX Object to VB6 Project

To use EASendMail SMTP ActiveX Object in your project, the first step is "Add reference of EASendMail to your project". Please choose menu->"Project" -> "References"- > and choose the "EASendMailObj ActiveX Object", click "OK", the reference of EASendMail ActiveX Object will be added to your project, and you can start to use EASendMail to send email in your VB6 project.

add reference in VB 6.0



' The following example codes demonstrate sending email message with HTML body format
' To get full sample projects, please download and install EASendMail on your machine.
' To run it correctly, please change SMTP server, user, password, sender, recipient value to yours

Private Sub btnSendMail_Click()

    Dim oSmtp As New EASendMailObjLib.Mail
    oSmtp.LicenseCode = "TryIt"

    ' Set your sender email address
    oSmtp.FromAddr = "test@emailarchitect.net"

    ' Add recipient email address
    oSmtp.AddRecipientEx "support@emailarchitect.net", 0

    ' Set email subject
    oSmtp.Subject = "test HTML email from VB 6.0 project"

    ' Set HTML body format
    oSmtp.BodyFormat = 1

    ' Set HTML body text
    oSmtp.BodyText = "<font size=5>This is</font> <font color=red><b>a test</b></font>"

    ' Your SMTP server address
    oSmtp.ServerAddr = "smtp.emailarchitect.net"

    ' User and password for ESMTP authentication, if your server doesn't require
    ' User authentication, please remove the following codes.
    oSmtp.UserName = "test@emailarchitect.net"
    oSmtp.Password = "testpassword"

    ' If your smtp server requires SSL connection, please add this line
    ' oSmtp.SSL_init

    MsgBox "start to send email ..."

    If oSmtp.SendMail() = 0 Then
        MsgBox "email was sent successfully!"
    Else
        MsgBox "failed to send email with the following error:" & oSmtp.GetLastErrDescription()
    End If

End Sub

After you received the email by your email client, the body text is like this:

html email sample

Of course, you don't have to write the HTML source body text in your application manually. You can build a html file with HTML tools and use ImportMailEx method to import the html file directly.

You can also refer to the htmlmail.* samples in EASendMail Installer. Those samples demonstrate how to build a HTML email editor and send HTML email with attachment or embedded images/pictures.

html email editor

Appendix

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Bulk Email Sender Guidelines

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