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I'd like to be able to create a new email from a text file (e.g. a .html file or a text file containing the full email text including headers), and either open it as a draft or send it immediately from my main Exchange account using Outlook 2007.

Is this possible? How'd I go about doing it?

What I'd really like is an equivalent to Linux's sendmail, but plugging in to Outlook to arrange mail delivery, and possibly with a way of viewing the draft email before sending it.

Update: I've managed to get the functionality I want by tracking down an SMTP server in my office, and plumbing into Cygwin's email. Not ideal (I really can't do anything useful like this with Outlook from the command line‽) but that's the way this rolls, apparently.

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Is it a requirement to use files? Or you just want to have a quick way to insert full email text? – thims Jan 25 '12 at 11:59
@thims: Using files is a requirement: the content I want to email will be output automatically to a file, with HTML formatting in place. I'm happy enough writing scripts to manipulate that file into some other format (e.g. adding email headers), but opening the HTML file in a browser and copy-pasting the content into an email is too many manual steps. – me_and Jan 25 '12 at 13:01

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