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aesvolleys

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OK.. I have a user that has to send an email everymorning at a specific time, which is a couple of hours before the office opens. For fear of corrupting the outlook file, I would prefer not to allow her to leave outlook open all night. My proposed to solution is to create a batch file that logs into windows XP and schedule it to run at the required time, outlook would be in the startup file and I would have the email scheduled to through outlook to send the said email.

Problem is.. I cannot figure out how to write the batch file to login to windows. I am almost at the point of allowing auto login then scheduling a batch file that restarts the computer at said time. (For security reasons, I would prefer not to do this). Can anyone help me figure this out? Your help is appreciated. Thanks
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well you can't run a batch file without someone being logged in...i agree that the auto logon deal is probably not the best option either...though the batch idea wouldn't be the best idea either... there are a multitude of email schedulers that you can buy and all kinds of stuff like that...


what's the nature of the email itself? (without giving me any confidential info) like....is it just a notification of something? are there attachments? what kind of mail server do you connect to? is it your mail server?
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Couldn't you just use the task scheduler to the run the batch file, and have the user enter the login information?
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thanks for responding, however I have a viable fix. I deferred sending to that recipient by 5 minutes (long enough for the user to close outlook without the email sending first) then I told the user to create the email each night before she leaves and close outlook. I scheduled outlook to open at 4:30 am then to close at 5am. Even tho the user is not logged in, this has proven effective. Thanks again for trying to help.
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