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How to add a disclaimer to outgoing SMTP messages in Visual Basic script


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Summary

This step-by-step article shows how to use an SMTP transport event sink to add a disclaimer to outgoing SMTP e-mail messages.

Create the event sink

To create an event sink, paste the following code in a new file and save it as EventSinkScript.vbs.
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="VBScript">
Sub ISMTPOnArrival_OnArrival(ByVal Msg, EventStatus)
   TextDisclaimer = vbCrLf & "DISCLAIMER:" & vbCrLf & "Sample Disclaimer added in a VBScript."
   HTMLDisclaimer = "<p></p><p>DISCLAIMER:<br>Sample Disclaimer added in a VBScript."

   If Msg.HTMLBody <> "" Then
      'Search for the "</body>" tag and insert our disclaimer before that tag.
      pos = InStr(1, Msg.HTMLBody, "</body>", vbTextCompare)
      szPartI = Left(Msg.HTMLBody, pos - 1)
      szPartII = Right(Msg.HTMLBody, Len(Msg.HTMLBody) - (pos - 1))
      Msg.HTMLBody = szPartI + HTMLDisclaimer + szPartII
   End If

   If Msg.TextBody <> "" Then
      Msg.TextBody = Msg.TextBody & vbCrLf & TextDisclaimer & vbCrLf
   End If
    
   'Commit the content changes to the transport ADO Stream object.
   Msg.DataSource.Save ' Commit the changes into the transport Stream

   EventStatus = cdoRunNextSink
End Sub
</SCRIPT>

Register the event sink

To register your event sink, use the Smtpreg.vbs file, which is installed with the Exchange SDK. From a command prompt, browse to the ...\Exchange SDK\SDK\Support\CDO\Scripts folder and type the following (make sure that the path to EventSinkScript.vbs is correct):
cscript smtpreg.vbs /add 1 onarrival SMTPScriptingHost CDO.SS_SMTPOnArrivalSink "mail from=*@your-domain-here.com"
cscript smtpreg.vbs /setprop 1 onarrival SMTPScriptingHost Sink ScriptName "C:\EventSinkScript.vbs"
If the command succeeds, you receive a success message generated by the script.

To unregister this event, type the following:
cscript smtpreg.vbs /remove 1 OnArrival SMTPScriptingHost
For more information on registering events with Smtpreg.vbs, see the "Managing Event Bindings" topic on the following MSDN Web site: For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
324021 How to create a "catchall" mailbox sink for Exchange Server

Test the event sink

To test your sink, send an e-mail message to an SMTP recipient who is external to your organization. The recipient should receive a modified message with the disclaimer added to the end of the message.

Note If you use a MAPI client such as Microsoft Outlook to send the e-mail and if the Exchange mailbox resides on the same server as the event sink binding, the recipient may not receive the modified message. This is because messages that are submitted by using MAPI are not in SMTP format when the e-mail triggers the SMTP transport event. Therefore, changes that are made by the event's code are not persisted.

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References

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
273233 You cannot modify MAPI messages that are trapped in an SMTP transport event sink

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Keywords: KB317680, kbhowtomaster

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Article Info
Article ID : 317680
Revision : 14
Created on : 10/25/2007
Published on : 10/25/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 358