Access 2007-2019
Access 2000-2003
Access Seminars
TechHelp Support
Tips & Tricks
Access Forum
Course Index
Topic Glossary
Insider Circle
Home   Courses   Seminars   Templates   Help   TechHelp   Forums   Contact   Join   Order   Logon  
Microsoft Access Email Seminar
By Richard Rost   Richard Rost on Twitter Richard Rost on LinkedIn Email Richard Rost   7 years ago

The Microsoft Access Email Seminar will teach you just about everything there is to know about sending and receiving email using Microsoft Access - with or without Microsoft Outlook. This seminar is for the intermediate to advanced Access developer. Topics include:

  • Microsoft Access Email SeminarSend Email Using Outlook
  • Export Access Reports as PDFs
  • Attach Files to Outgoing Email
  • Disable Outlook Security Warnings
  • Mail Merge Using Access and Word
  • Create Rich Text or HTML Email
  • Include Images in Emails
  • Broadcast Bulk Email Batches
  • Send Email Without Outlook
  • Connect Directly to a Mail Server
  • Create an Email from a Web Page
  • Embed Custom Mail Merge Fields
  • Add a Send Delay to Large Batches
  • Build Regular Email Templates
  • Assign Customers to Mailing Lists
  • Construct a Mail Server Database
  • Acquire Data from Incoming Emails
  • Build a Web Form to Collect Survey Data
  • Extract Files from Access Attachments
  • Track Email Deliverability
  • Email to SMS (Text Message) Gateways
  • Extract Attachments from Incoming Mail Click

Click here for more information on the Microsoft Access Email Seminar, including a complete course outline, sample video, sample database file, and lots more.

NEW! See my updated video for sending Email using Access and Outlook: Send Outlook Email


  • You may have to turn 2-factor authentication OFF for your Google account if you're having problems sending mail. I'd recommend creating a 2nd account just for sending mail from Access. This way your primary account is still safe and secure with 2FA.
  • You may need to make an App Password for your Google account. Go into your Google Account settings (not Gmail, your Google Account) and go to Security - Signing in to Google - App passwords. There you can setup a special username and password just for your Access app to send email thru your Gmail account. Not sure if I covered this in the seminar or not because it wasn't required at the time.


Email Seminar Part Two? Upload Images   Link  
Richard Rost 
17 months ago
In the years since I finished this Seminar, I've spent some additional time working with Outlook. I hate it. For basic users it's just fine, but for any kind of serious integration with the rest of the Office suite, or even working with IMAP and Gmail, it's a pain.

There is one nice new feature that gives you an easy way to allow programmatic access to your Outlook folders so that you don't have to deal with that warning message all the time. But aside from that, it's the same old problematic Outlook.

Sending email without Outlook is easy, and I cover how to do it with any SMTP server in this seminar. Retrieving email is a lot harder though. I want to be able to integrate with IMAP and Gmail directly from my VBA programs so I can pull mail from Gmail into Access. Not easy to do with Outlook.

So I'm researching this now. Gmail has an API that supposedly lets you do this. I'm spending time going thru it now and if I find anything cool, perhaps I'll make some addendum lessons or a Part 2 for this seminar - depending on what I find. Would anyone be interested in this?
Arabi Mahmood Moodi
17 months ago
im  interested
Richard Rost
17 months ago
I've actually been testing some options using Gmail and Outlook. I've got it working OK now, but I still need to do some more testing. The problem is that I was trying to sync Outlook to my original Gmail account that I've had for YEARS and there are TONS of emails in the Sent Items and Archive and I don't want to lose them. Even when I tell Outlook NOT to sync those folders with IMAP, it still locks up. So, I created a brand new Gmail account, and it's working just fine. So... stay tuned folks because this will be in lesson somewhere. I'm successfully pulling email in from Gmail to Access via Outlook.
Add a Reply

Show All Comments

Start a NEW Conversation
Only students may post right now. Click here for more information on how you can set up an account. If you are a student, please LOG ON first.

You may want to read these articles from the 599CD News:

11/22/2021Currency Symbols
11/13/2021Access Developer 36
11/13/2021Access Developer 36 Lessons
11/13/2021Access Developer 36
11/13/2021Control Tip Text
11/11/2021Link to Excel
11/11/2021Read Write Excel Data
11/10/2021Moving Average

Access - index
Excel - index
Word - index
Windows - index
PowerPoint - index
Photoshop - index
Visual Basic - index
ASP - index
Account Login
Online Theater
Lost Password
Student Databases
Change Email
Latest News
New Releases
User Forums
Topic Glossary
Tips & Tricks
Search The Site
Code Vault
Collapse Menus
Customer Support
Web Site Tour
Consulting Services
Affiliate Program
Richard Rost
Free Lessons
Mailing List
Video Tutorials
Learning Connection
Idiot's Guide to Excel
Volume Discounts
Payment Info
Terms of Sale
Contact Info
Support Policy
Email Richard
Mailing Address
Phone Number
Fax Number
Course Survey
Blog RSS Feed    Twitter

YouTube Channel    LinkedIn
Keywords: access email seminar  Page Tag: whatsnew  PermaLink