Email Workbook As An Attachment – Excel VBA Macro - KING OF EXCEL

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Email Workbook As An Attachment – Excel VBA Macro

Email Workbook As An Attachment – Excel VBA Macro

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I have been asked this many times in my Excel VBA classes so thought it would be beneficial to share some code to accomplish this.
This Excel VBA Macro will attach the current workbook as an attachment to an email and send it. It will add some text to the subject line and body of the email also.

This code can be adapted to your own needs. I will explain how to do this and the lines you will need to change. There are also a few things to look out for that may cause you problems.
This macro should work for any email service. I have used it with my GMail and my Yahoo accounts successfully. The code may just need some tweaking to work for your own situation.

How to Adapt the Code to my own Needs

This Excel VBA code uses CDO to send the email from Excel. There are a few techniques to send email through Excel using VBA. Some advantages to the CDO approach include;
  • It uses a SMTP server so you are not restricted to using Outlook. It should work with any mail program.
  • You will not receive dialog boxes containing warning messages.
  • You can send any file you like such as a PDF or PowerPoint file.
To get the macro to work for you, you will need to change the following lines of code.
Edit the SMTP server information e.g. or in this line.
.Item("") = ""
Use your own email address to test the code in this line.
.To = ""
Enter the name and email address that you are sending from in the line below.
.From = """Your Name"" <>"

Excel VBA Code to Email Workbook as an Attachment

Sub Email_Workbook()
    Dim Msg As Object
    Dim Conf As Object
    Dim msgBody As String
    Dim ConfFields As Variant
    Dim wb As Workbook
    Dim FilePath As String
    Dim FileName As String
    With Application
        .ScreenUpdating = False
        .EnableEvents = False
    End With

    Set wb = ActiveWorkbook
    With Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)

        .Title = "Please select a location to save the workbook"
        .AllowMultiSelect = False
        If .SelectedItems.Count = 0 Then
            MsgBox "You did not select a folder"
        Exit Sub
        FilePath = .SelectedItems(1) & "\"
    End If
End With
    FileName = wb.Name

    wb.SaveCopyAs FilePath & FileName
    Set Msg = CreateObject("CDO.Message")
    Set Conf = CreateObject("CDO.Configuration")

    Conf.Load -1    ' CDO Source Defaults
    Set ConfFields = Conf.Fields
    With ConfFields
        .Item("") = True
        .Item("") = 1
        'Enter the username and password of your email account below
        .Item("") = "username here"
        .Item("") = "password here"
        'Edit the SMTP server below e.g. or
        .Item("") = ""
        .Item("") = 2
        .Item("") = 465
    End With

    msgBody = "Hi" & vbNewLine & vbNewLine & _
              "Please find the Excel workbook attached."

    With Msg
        Set .Configuration = Conf
        'Add the email address to whom to send the email below
        .To = ""
        .CC = ""
        .BCC = ""
        .From = """Your Name"" <>"
        .Subject = "The Macro Worked. Yay!!"
        .TextBody = msgBody
        .AddAttachment FilePath & FileName
    End With
    With Application
        .ScreenUpdating = True
        .EnableEvents = True
    End With

End Sub

Possible Problems and Solutions

If you receive the ‘Authentication Required Error’ or the ‘Server Rejected your Response’ error (shown below) then the following 3 lines of code will need to be used.
The server rejected the sender error message
Enter the appropriate username and password for your email account.
.Item("") = 1
.Item("") = "username here"
.Item("") = "password here"
If you receive the ‘transport failed to connect to the server’ error, try changing the SMTP port from 465 to 25, and try adding the line of code below.
The transport failed to connect to the server error
.Item("") = True
If you are using GMail like I do for one of my accounts, then you may need to enable the less secure apps. You can do this by using the link below.
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