Send HTML Email in VB 6.0

In previous section, I introduced how to send email without specified SMTP server. In this section, I will introduce how to compose and send HTML email in VB 6.0.

Introduction

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.

Note

Remarks: All of samples in this section are based on first section: Send email in a simple VB 6.0 project. To compile and run the following example codes successfully, please click here to learn how to create the test project and add reference of EASendMail to your project.

[VB 6.0 - Send HTML email - Example]

The following example codes demonstrate how to send email in HTML body format in VB6.

Note

To get the full sample projects, please refer to Samples section.

Private Sub Command1_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:

send html email in vb6

Import Html to email directly

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.

VB 6.0 html editor

Next Section

At next section I will introduce how to attach file attachment to email message.

Appendix

Comments

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