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Hi Folk

I proudly send my emails using John Rhoton's code for sending them directly
via winsock.

I now want to take this system to the next level and start sending emails
with HTML content. Does anyone have any experience in this area?

Thank you
- Nicolaas
Nov 13 '05 #1
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windandwaves wrote:
Hi Folk

I proudly send my emails using John Rhoton's code for sending them directly
via winsock.

I now want to take this system to the next level and start sending emails
with HTML content. Does anyone have any experience in this area?

Thank you
- Nicolaas


If the HTML content is sent in an attachment won't most email programs
display it formatted?

James A. Fortune

Nov 13 '05 #2

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Hi Nicolas,

You can use synchrone blat.dll http://www.blat.net/ to send in HTML
I have make a sample with this DLL, you can download at :
http://www.logicielappui.com/tips/AccXP_MailDLL.zip
(sorry only in french)

Otherwise you can too see my sample use only Winsock API :
http://www.logicielappui.com/tips/AccXP_MailAPI.zip (asynchrone)
Robert Simard
Logipro

for my all tips :
http://www.logicielappui.com/tips
"windandwaves" <wi*********@coldmail.com> a écrit dans le message de news:
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Hi Folk

I proudly send my emails using John Rhoton's code for sending them
directly via winsock.

I now want to take this system to the next level and start sending emails
with HTML content. Does anyone have any experience in this area?

Thank you
- Nicolaas

Nov 13 '05 #3

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Yah, I have about 10 years of experience, the last 5 or so solely
though VBA and API calls (is that directly via winsock, ???). Over the
years I've written SMTP, POP, NNTP, FTP, and HTTP protocol libraries
for spiders. You need to bone up on MIME RFC 1521 (rfc1521)
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (although MIME is used in NNTP
also). Basically a header to describe the encoded sections within the
body. Lots of fun with arrays and parsing. My vague overall
recollection is that the MIME spec (RFC-1521) was far more difficult
to understand than the it was to code. It's not a difficult concept,
but the RFCs are written with so much precision as to be clear as mud.

Tom

On Wed, 6 Jul 2005 11:44:31 +1200, "windandwaves"
<wi*********@coldmail.com> wrote:
Hi Folk

I proudly send my emails using John Rhoton's code for sending them directly
via winsock.

I now want to take this system to the next level and start sending emails
with HTML content. Does anyone have any experience in this area?

Thank you
- Nicolaas


Nov 13 '05 #4

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On Wed, 6 Jul 2005 11:44:31 +1200, "windandwaves"
<wi*********@coldmail.com> wrote:
Hi Folk

I proudly send my emails using John Rhoton's code for sending them directly
via winsock.

I now want to take this system to the next level and start sending emails
with HTML content. Does anyone have any experience in this area?

Thank you
- Nicolaas

Hi
Men with real hair on their chest used to write their own sockets
software!
David

Nov 13 '05 #5

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On 7 Jul 2005 06:22:03 -0500, dn***************@blueyonder.co.uk
(David Schofield) wrote:
On Wed, 6 Jul 2005 11:44:31 +1200, "windandwaves"
<wi*********@coldmail.com> wrote:
I proudly send my emails using John Rhoton's code for sending them directly
via winsock.
I now want to take this system to the next level and start sending emails
with HTML content. Does anyone have any experience in this area?
Men with real hair on their chest used to write their own sockets
software!


Aw, heck, David... I used to wrap wires around nails to make the
chips do what I needed them to do, then "graduated" to writing in
Machine Code a few decades later when "programmable" chips became
available (8086 and 4086 days). From there to a variety of things
people nowadays would actually call a programming "language" (APL,
COBOL, SNOBOL, etc.).

After suffering through the days before programming "languages", I
don't begrudge anyone from using anyone else's code.

Especially when they "proudly" say who wrote it!
--
Drive C: Error. (A)bort (R)etry (S)mack The Darned Thing

Nov 13 '05 #6

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