If you're suffering the same problem as me, the closest I've been able to get to a pseudo-solution is that the actual CDONTS/CDOSYS cannot send the mail out because the port is being blocked by a firewall of some sort, or that the settings on the server won't allow mail to be sent out.

I don't have a system admin because they won't hire one, so I'm kind of stuck in cold water.

I hope you solve yours though....

oh, just to clarify, if you're having the same problem as me, then it's not a code problem, it's a server problem.