Question Send html mail through Lotus Notes


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Jun 26, 2012
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Currently I'm creating a VB.NET application which send Lotus Notes Mail to people within the company I work for.

This is working fine but now I would like to add a link to an exe application in the mail (in lotus notes it is called 'hotspot').

I already did some search on the internet but I was not able to find it.

Here is my code until now:
'Set up the objects required for Automation into lotus notes
Dim Maildb As Object 'The mail database
Dim UserName As String 'The current users notes name
Dim MailDbName As String 'THe current users notes mail database name
Dim MailDoc As Object 'The mail document itself
Dim AttachME As Object 'The attachment richtextfile object
Dim Session As Object 'The notes session
Dim EmbedObj As Object 'The embedded object (Attachment)
'Start a session to notes
Session = CreateObject("Notes.NotesSession")
'Get the sessions username and then calculate the mail file name
'You may or may not need this as for MailDBname with some systems you
'can pass an empty string
UserName = Session.UserName
MailDbName = Left$(UserName, 1) & Right$(UserName, (Len(UserName) - InStr(1, UserName, " "))) & ".nsf"
'Open the mail database in notes
Maildb = Session.GETDATABASE("", MailDbName)
If Maildb.IsOpen = True Then
'Already open for mail
End If
'Set up the new mail document
MailDoc.Form = "Memo"
MailDoc.sendto = recipient
MailDoc.Subject = Subject
MailDoc.Body = bodytext & vbCrLf & vbCrLf

'Set up the embedded object and attachment and attach it
If attachment <> "" Then
AttachME = MailDoc.CREATERICHTEXTITEM("Attachment")
EmbedObj = AttachME.EMBEDOBJECT(1454, "", attachment, "Attachment")
End If
'Send the document
MailDoc.PostedDate = Now() 'Gets the mail to appear in the sent items folder
MailDoc.SEND(0, recipient)
'Clean Up
Maildb = Nothing
MailDoc = Nothing
AttachME = Nothing
Session = Nothing
EmbedObj = Nothing

Does anyone has an idea?
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