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Greetings, i am trying to auto reply to email with some text (either paling/text)

but none of those works..

after i create new instance of email object using. previousobject.createreply.

then try :

new email object.body = "XX"

new email object.appendtobody ("Xxx") nothing works..

it's only reply with old text ;(

any help please? best regards

asked Jan 19 '15 at 07:46

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edited Jan 19 '15 at 11:30

As far as I can tell, creating a reply will automatically include the original message after whatever you set in the Body property.. I suspect this is a feature not a bug.

For example, if the original message Body is "Hello"

Then you call CreateReply and set the Body property to "Goodbye"

Your new message will have the following Body:


From: Sent: To: Subject: Hello



answered Jan 19 '15 at 14:24

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jpbro ♦

thanks for your reply sir..

but when you call create reply method it's generate/produce another email object.

and when i add boy to that object.. it's don't show that body/new text.

i hope i am clear?

thanks in advance...

best regards


answered Jan 19 '15 at 21:47

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Are you using

(Jan 19 '15 at 22:47) jpbro ♦

@jbpro; sir, the version is and hope that's not the issue?

(Jan 19 '15 at 23:12) mAlam

here is the image about the result:

Autol Reply Image

best regards


answered Jan 19 '15 at 23:39

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any update please? (and where the image gone)?

(Jan 20 '15 at 09:12) mAlam

Okay, so I've tried again (with IMAP and what I've found is that it seems you have to concat the existing Body in order for Body changes to take effect. Not sure why this is (it "feels" like you should be able to change the body text of a reply if you really want to, but Chilkat will have more insight into this decision).

Anyway, something like this appears to work:

Set lo_Reply = lo_Email.CreateReply
lo_Reply.Body = "Here's my reply, followed by the quoted message." & vbNewLine & lo_Reply.Body

Just setting the Body property appears to have no result.


answered Jan 20 '15 at 09:32

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jpbro ♦

thanks a lot . but hope that's for the paling text what if i want to reply with html email? so, i have to call SetFromMimeText call right? will that work too? however thanks again.. i have to try now...

(Jan 20 '15 at 09:43) mAlam

sorry sir, i have tried that but didn't work ;(

objxEmail.Body = strMBody & strAdvertise & System.Environment.NewLine & objxEmail.Body

but it still just send the old email text not the new reply ;(

(Jan 20 '15 at 10:47) mAlam

Unfortunately, I don't know what could be wrong then. I would try with just in case it's a bug in

(Jan 20 '15 at 11:04) jpbro ♦

so, reply a mail is a very common function and it's now 9.5 version and still not solved? how came?

(Jan 20 '15 at 11:07) mAlam

and also where is the changes history?

(Jan 20 '15 at 11:11) mAlam

Re: Change Histort: When you have comments that are completely different questions than your original question, you should start a new question.

That said, there's a Release Notes link on this page.

(Jan 23 '15 at 14:17) jpbro ♦

sorry sir, didn't mean to be rude/rough. I am just stuck with there :(

thanks again for your help though :)

(Jan 23 '15 at 14:20) mAlam

It's okay, I just meant for future reference. It makes it easier for others to find answers if they have the same question (when searching for example).

(Jan 23 '15 at 14:25) jpbro ♦
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so, there is now solution?


answered Jan 21 '15 at 13:48

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still nothing? and @jpbro.. your source code seems it works on vb6 did you tried on vb.net?


answered Jan 23 '15 at 12:08

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No sorry, I don't use/have VB.net at all.

(Jan 23 '15 at 14:15) jpbro ♦

why? no need to be sorry! you are always superb at supporting me :). thanks a lot

(Jan 23 '15 at 14:17) mAlam

Just sorry that I don't have a solution for you - I like to help, but in this case I am stumped too. Your best bet if it is urgent would be to open a support request with Chilkat (if you have an active support agreement, or get one if not).

(Jan 23 '15 at 14:29) jpbro ♦

no need to be sorry, you have tried your best. However, i also check the releases notes and there is nothing about auto reply issue for new updates. So, i think in vb.net it might need to handle different way :(

however thanks again for your time that you take to post so many replies

take care may Allah bless you have a nice day bye bye

(Jan 23 '15 at 14:33) mAlam

what about chilkat? chilkat has nothing to say about it?


answered Jan 31 '15 at 06:09

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hello? chilkat where are you? please help me out?


answered Feb 08 '15 at 11:53

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