I want to write a form that opens my current database and sends an e-mail to the person I supply in the field and a message and submit that message and have it deliver locally to a person on my mail server. e-mail Fred Ward for example. I have lotus notes 7 and designer 7 in lesson 3 I saw how to open their sample database but I don't know how to open my own database. Thank you for your help. I am a newbie.