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Jim Thompson

Jan 1, 1970
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Anyone know of a good program that can send E-mail from the Command
Line? ...Send a filename to an address?

All I've found don't accommodate a password. I guess the authors
assume you are resident with the SMTP server.

...Jim Thompson
 
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Jamie

Jan 1, 1970
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Jim said:
Anyone know of a good program that can send E-mail from the Command
Line? ...Send a filename to an address?

All I've found don't accommodate a password. I guess the authors
assume you are resident with the SMTP server.

...Jim Thompson
Well, I do programming and yes, I can code a smtp mail program
to run on a command line how ever, it still requires a
user name and password to send.
There is information stored in the registry that helps you with
this how ever, not every uses Outlook since it is very week.

In any case, if you can supply this info then it would be
easy to encode that on the command line.
something like.
sendmail
<username>,<password>,<To>,<From>,<subject>,<textBody.txt>,<attachments.exe+>.....
 
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Jim Thompson

Jan 1, 1970
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Well, I do programming and yes, I can code a smtp mail program
to run on a command line how ever, it still requires a
user name and password to send.
There is information stored in the registry that helps you with
this how ever, not every uses Outlook since it is very week.

In any case, if you can supply this info then it would be
easy to encode that on the command line.
something like.
sendmail
<username>,<password>,<To>,<From>,<subject>,<textBody.txt>,<attachments.exe+>.....

I have a son who can do that, and he can spell correctly ;-)

I was just looking for an off-the-shelf product.

...Jim Thompson
 
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Spehro Pefhany

Jan 1, 1970
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I have a son who can do that, and he can spell correctly ;-)

I was just looking for an off-the-shelf product.

...Jim Thompson


This is a simple program that seems to work okay. If your smtp server
requires authentication it might bother you that the password is
stored in plaintext in the ini file.

http://www.indigostar.com/sendmail.htm

Free trial version for download.


Best regards,
Spehro Pefhany
 
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IanM

Jan 1, 1970
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Jim Thompson said:
Anyone know of a good program that can send E-mail from the Command
Line? ...Send a filename to an address?

All I've found don't accommodate a password. I guess the authors
assume you are resident with the SMTP server.

...Jim Thompson

Hi Jim,

look for a command line program that uses MAPI to make Eudora send mail.

I have one that complemented something I do a lot

pkzip ddmmyy.zip somefiles
cemail ddmmyy.zip [email protected]_somewhere_.com

nowadays I tend to use winzip and then winzip's Mail Archive menu item, this
also uses MAPI to drive your own email client.

regards,

Ian
 
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Tom Del Rosso

Jan 1, 1970
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Jim Thompson said:
Anyone know of a good program that can send E-mail from the Command
Line? ...Send a filename to an address?

All I've found don't accommodate a password. I guess the authors
assume you are resident with the SMTP server.

blat is the program of choice (www.blat.net). It takes passwords for
different types of logins, sends attachments, etc.

And it's free. Only problem is the latest version (2.6.2) has a bug in
which, if you run it from a scheduled task while the user is not logged on,
it doesn't work. Version 2.6.1 has no problem that I ever saw, and I run it
every day on a dozen PCs and servers.
 
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Gerhard Fiedler

Jan 1, 1970
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All I've found don't accommodate a password. I guess the authors
assume you are resident with the SMTP server.

Well, most are and chances are you are, too :)

Windows from 2k on and Linux come with an SMTP server.

Gerhard
 
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Jim Thompson

Jan 1, 1970
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Well, most are and chances are you are, too :)

Windows from 2k on and Linux come with an SMTP server.

Gerhard

To send outside of my local network I need to login to my ISP's
server, or an independent server such as GoDaddy (which I use).

...Jim Thompson
 
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John Larkin

Jan 1, 1970
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Anyone know of a good program that can send E-mail from the Command
Line? ...Send a filename to an address?

All I've found don't accommodate a password. I guess the authors
assume you are resident with the SMTP server.

...Jim Thompson


The Windows versions of PowerBasic (PBCC being the simplest one) have
all the hooks you need to send and receive email. You could do what
you want with maybe a 30-line program. C'mon Jim, learn how to
program!

John
 
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Jim Thompson

Jan 1, 1970
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This is a simple program that seems to work okay. If your smtp server
requires authentication it might bother you that the password is
stored in plaintext in the ini file.

http://www.indigostar.com/sendmail.htm

Free trial version for download.


Best regards,
Spehro Pefhany

Hi Spehro, I need to set PORT number other than standard, but can
find nothing in the manual for how to set port.

...Jim Thompson
 
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Jim Thompson

Jan 1, 1970
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Hi Spehro, I need to set PORT number other than standard, but can
find nothing in the manual for how to set port.

...Jim Thompson

Nothing in manual, but added line is INI file "Port=wxyz", then it
works.

...Jim Thompson
 
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Jim Thompson

Jan 1, 1970
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I don't see that option either. Hmm.. looks like a residential
address.


Best regards,
Spehro Pefhany

I got it working by adding a "PORT=" line in the INI file.

Now I have all my bells and whistles working for E-mail redirection to
my cell phone. Text message beeps me to login and check my E-mail ;-)

...Jim Thompson
 
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Spehro Pefhany

Jan 1, 1970
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Hi Spehro, I need to set PORT number other than standard, but can
find nothing in the manual for how to set port.

...Jim Thompson

I don't see that option either. Hmm.. looks like a residential
address.


Best regards,
Spehro Pefhany
 
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Gerhard Fiedler

Jan 1, 1970
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To send outside of my local network I need to login to my ISP's
server, or an independent server such as GoDaddy (which I use).

I see you got your problem solved already, but just out of curiosity... If
you can connect with SMTP to GoDaddy (I assume this means that your ISP
lets port 25 through), why can't you have a local SMTP server do the
delivery?

Gerhard
 
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Jim Thompson

Jan 1, 1970
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I see you got your problem solved already, but just out of curiosity... If
you can connect with SMTP to GoDaddy (I assume this means that your ISP
lets port 25 through), why can't you have a local SMTP server do the
delivery?

Gerhard

My ISP (Cox) DOES NOT allow connections to other servers via Port 25,
or to Cox' servers from non-Cox origination points.

So I connect to GoDaddy's SMTP relay via another port.

The big advantage is that I can access GoDaddy from anywhere.

...Jim Thompson
 
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Jonathan Kirwan

Jan 1, 1970
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The Windows versions of PowerBasic (PBCC being the simplest one) have
all the hooks you need to send and receive email. You could do what
you want with maybe a 30-line program. C'mon Jim, learn how to
program!

John

Agreed. For command line use, I just use Perl to do what Jim seems to
be talking about. It's very easy to code up, using a free library,
and Parl is pretty easy to use with lists, if desired. No compilation
of the code required and probably fewer lines than 30, too.

Jon
 
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Joerg

Jan 1, 1970
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Jim said:
My ISP (Cox) DOES NOT allow connections to other servers via Port 25,
or to Cox' servers from non-Cox origination points.

Mine doesn't either. So, I use port 587 and it worketh just fine ;-)
 
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krw

Jan 1, 1970
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Adelphia, oops Comcast, servers don't either. The ATT business
Internet POP servers allow access from outside the AT&T network
though. I have Individual.net for Usenet because I can get to their
servers from either (or work, back when that mattered;).
 
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Joerg

Jan 1, 1970
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krw said:
Adelphia, oops Comcast, servers don't either. The ATT business
Internet POP servers allow access from outside the AT&T network
though. I have Individual.net for Usenet because I can get to their
servers from either (or work, back when that mattered;).

I have AT&T, formerly SBC. Roughly a couple years ago they blocked port
25. Of course out of the blue without prior warning. So I switched it to
the alternative port.
 
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