Control Of The From Field In Mails Sent From Agents

In many databases there is one or more agents that's sends mail.
On all mails, the Notes mailer set's the 'from' field to the programmers name
(the person that have made or last saved the agent).

The programmer will receive a lot of replys on these mails.

You cant change the From field on mailed documents - this is done automatically
by the server or the clients mailer program.

But you can change the From field on Saved documents - so the solutions is
1. Create the mail as a new document in the servers mail.box
2. Assign values to these fields:
Form = Memo
SendTo = Name, group, shortname for receipients
Receipients = Fullnames for all receipients for the mail
From = Who is the mail from? The user will reply to this address
3. Save the document

Now the servers mailer task will process the document as a normal mail.

'Sent a mail to Peter from Santa
dim session as new NotesSession
dim thisDb as NotesDatabase
dim mailboxDb as NotesDatabase
dim mailDoc as NotesDocument

'Locate the servers mail.box database
set thisDb = session.CurrentDatabase
set mailboxDb = session.GetDatabase( thisDb.server, "mail.box" )

'Create the new mail
set mailDoc = mailboxDb.CreateDocument

'Assign values to the fields in the mail
mailDoc.Form = "Memo"
mailDoc.SendTo = "Peter"
mailDoc.Receipients = "Peter/TheCompany"
mailDoc.From = "Santa"
mailDoc.Subject = "Mail from Santa"
mailDoc.Body = "The text goes here"

'Save the document in the mail.box (if you Send the document, Notes will
overwrite the From field)
call mailDoc.Save( True, True )

This was first published in November 2000

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