I can only send emails when Outlook is opened

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Microsoft Outlook
I'm looking to send emails through Microsoft Outlook and it works fine when I already have Outlook opened. Basically, if if Outlook is minimized and I execute my code, the email goes out fine. But when Outlook is closed, I get this exception:
{System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80004004): Operation aborted (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80004004 (E_ABORT))
   at Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook._MailItem.get_Recipients()
   at OutlookExample.Form1.btnSendEmail_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) in C:UsersabcDocuments
Here's my code:
using Outlook = Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook;

...

private void btnSendEmail_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    try
    {
        Outlook.Application oApp = new Outlook.Application();
        Outlook.MailItem oMsg = Outlook.MailItem)oApp.CreateItem(Outlook.OlItemType.olMailItem);
            oMsg.HTMLBody = "Hello, here is your message!";
            oMsg.Subject = "This is a test message";
            Outlook.Recipients oRecips = (Outlook.Recipients)oMsg.Recipients;
            Outlook.Recipient oRecip = (Outlook.Recipient)oRecips.Add("rhr@sonlinc.dk");
            oRecip.Resolve();
            oMsg.Send();
            oRecip = null;
            oRecips = null;
            oMsg = null;
            oApp = null;
    }
    catch (Exception ex)
    {
        MessageBox.Show(ex.ToString());
    }
}
Thank you.
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Hi ITKE,
Just try this code:
app = new Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.Application();
Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.NameSpace ns = app.GetNamespace(“MAPI”);
f = ns.GetDefaultFolder(OlDefaultFolders.olFolderInbox);
Thread.Sleep(5000); // a bit of startup grace time.
if outlook was open it uses it, if not its opened it. Of course, if your outlook requires you to login, your code wont allow for that. Some systems make it difficult for you to auto login. I hope it will assist you in resolving issues.
Thanks & regards
Clark Kent

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