To automate Outlook from another application you have to use
Dim oOL As Outlook.Application
Set oOL = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
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> How do I open an outlook item from access-VBA?
> I want to open an msg-file (like an e-mail saved on the
> hard drive), but I dont know which application to
> associate in a shell-command, as it doesn't work with
> I can open a word-doc with Shell("C:\programs\WINWORD.EXE
> but cant make it work with outlook and msg-files.