SendMail Method of Workbook Object VBA

SendMail Workbook method is used to sends the workbook via an email as an attachment by using the installed mail system.



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When we use SendMail Workbook Method in VBA?

We use SendMail workbook method when we wanted to send an email to the specified recipients and workbook as an attachment. We can also send particular worksheet as workbook.

VBA SendMail Workbook Method- Syntax

Here is the syntax of SendMail workbook method in VBA.

Workbooks(“Your Workbook Name”).SendMail(Recipients,

[Subject], [ReturnReceipt])

Recipients: It is required parameter. It specifies the name of the recipient(s) and added as To recipients.
Subject: It is an Optional parameter. It specifies the subject of the message. If you don’t specify any name, Default name is document name.
ReturnReceipt: It is an Optional parameter. Default value is False. If it is True notifies the sender when recipient receives an email.

VBA SendMail Workbook Method: Example 1

Please find the below example, it will show you how to send an email using SendMail workbook method using VBA.

Sub End_Email()
ThisWorkbook.SendMail "", "Sample Workbook"
End Sub

Explanation:In the above example it will send the activeworkbook as an attachment to and subject is ‘Sample Workbook’.

VBA SendMail Workbook Method: Example 2

Please find the one more example, it will send one worksheet from a workbook.

Sub Send_Worksheet()
With ActiveWorkbook
.SendMail Recipients:="", Subject:="Sample Workbook"
.Close SaveChanges:=False
End With
End Sub

Explanation: It will create a new workbook with which we are copying worksheet and send as an attachment. And then finally it closes the new workbook which we created without saving.

VBA SendMail Workbook Method – Instructions

Please follow the below step by step instructions to execute the above mentioned VBA macros or codes:

  1. Open an Excel Workbook
  2. Press Alt+F11 to Open VBA Editor
  3. Insert a Module from Insert Menu
  4. Copy the above code for activating a range and Paste in the code window(VBA Editor)
  5. Save the file as macro enabled workbook
  6. Press ‘F5’ to run it or Keep Pressing ‘F8’ to debug the code line by line.

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