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CDO Error: "The pickup directory path is required and was not specified"

Hi there,

I can't seem to find any info on this error message that's generated when
sending email with CDO:

"The pickup directory path is required and was not specified"

Does anyone know whether the cdoSMTPServerPickupDirectory field of the
Message object defaults and whether it's normal to have to set this value
explicitly. My W2K workstations and servers function OK without this
setting, but one of the XP workstations is playing up. All SMTP directories
are set to the default 'C:\inetpub\mailroot\'.

Thanks,

Alan
Jul 19 '05 #1
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What does your code look like? Have you tried using an external SMTP server
instead of local pickup?

http://www.aspfaq.com/2026
http://www.aspfaq.com/2339

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"Alan Howard" <Xa***********@Xparadise.net.nzX> wrote in message
news:e2**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Hi there,

I can't seem to find any info on this error message that's generated when
sending email with CDO:

"The pickup directory path is required and was not specified"

Does anyone know whether the cdoSMTPServerPickupDirectory field of the
Message object defaults and whether it's normal to have to set this value
explicitly. My W2K workstations and servers function OK without this
setting, but one of the XP workstations is playing up. All SMTP
directories
are set to the default 'C:\inetpub\mailroot\'.

Thanks,

Alan

Jul 19 '05 #2
Thanks Aaron.

Using Port and an remote SMTP server works fine from the XP box that chokes
using Pickup (and the other workstations/servers). Have also tried
reinstalling SMTP svc on the XP box but that hasn't cleared the fault. Also
ran adsutil.vbs and the (default??) pickup directory looks fine.

Code from the dispatch routine looks like this:
('SendUsingMethod', 'MailFormat' are enums passed into this routine,
'Attachments' is an array of attachements):

' Configure the email.
Set cdoConfig = New CDO.Configuration
With cdoConfig.Fields
If (SendUsingMethod = ufSendUsingPickup) Then
.Item(cdoSendUsingMethod) = cdoSendUsingPickup
Else
.Item(cdoSendUsingMethod) = cdoSendUsingPort
.Item(cdoSMTPServer) = SmtpServerName
End If
.Update
End With

Set cdoMessage = New CDO.Message
With cdoMessage

Set .Configuration = cdoConfig
' Set the format.
If (MailFormat = ufMailFormatText) Then .MimeFormatted = False Else
..MimeFormatted = True
.From = FromAddress
.To = ToAddress
.CC = CcAddress
.BCC = BccAddress
.Subject = Subject
.TextBody = Body
' Attach the files specified.
If (IsArray(Attachments)) Then
For Each Attachment In Attachments
If (CStr(Attachment) <> "") Then .AddAttachment
CStr(Attachment)
Next
Else
If (CStr(Attachments) <> "") Then .AddAttachment
CStr(Attachments)
End If

' Release the email.
.Send

End With

"Aaron [SQL Server MVP]" <te*****@dnartreb.noraa> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
What does your code look like? Have you tried using an external SMTP server instead of local pickup?

http://www.aspfaq.com/2026
http://www.aspfaq.com/2339

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http://www.aspfaq.com/
(Reverse address to reply.)

"Alan Howard" <Xa***********@Xparadise.net.nzX> wrote in message
news:e2**************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
Hi there,

I can't seem to find any info on this error message that's generated when sending email with CDO:

"The pickup directory path is required and was not specified"

Does anyone know whether the cdoSMTPServerPickupDirectory field of the
Message object defaults and whether it's normal to have to set this value explicitly. My W2K workstations and servers function OK without this
setting, but one of the XP workstations is playing up. All SMTP
directories
are set to the default 'C:\inetpub\mailroot\'.

Thanks,

Alan


Jul 19 '05 #3
"The pickup directory path is required and was not specified"

checkout:

[url]http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/cdosys/html/_cdosys_sending_or_posting_using_the_pickup_direct ory.asp[/url
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