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Send email without SMTP

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I want to send an email from our Intranet site to myself whenever an error
happens. Our manager will not let us install SMTP on the web server. Is it
possible to send email programatically without SMTP installed?
Mar 20 '06 #1
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What is the problem exactly with an SMTP server ? Is this that he don't want
an SMTP server at all or could it be just installed as a relay to the main
mail server ?

If he don't want an SMTP server at all, you could perhaps use a shared
location on the mail server (AFAIK if you create files in the appropriate
directory they are picked by the SMTP mail server) or perhaps call somekind
of process on this server (either using a web page, a web service, a DB,
remoting or whatever else is allowed) to send this mail directly from the
mail server.

A key point would be likely to understand what is the exact point that he
dislike (I'm not an admin but AFAIK a SMTP server is not evil in itself, the
problem is how well or bad it is configured).

The last resort would be to log all this let's say in a file or a log and
have something that delivers these files to you (using a network share or an
event log reporting tool ?)...

Good luck.

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Patrice

"CLEAR-RCIC" <CL*******@discussions.microsoft.com> a écrit dans le message
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I want to send an email from our Intranet site to myself whenever an error
happens. Our manager will not let us install SMTP on the web server. Is
it
possible to send email programatically without SMTP installed?

Mar 20 '06 #2

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CLEAR-RCIC wrote:
I want to send an email from our Intranet site to myself whenever an
error happens. Our manager will not let us install SMTP on the web
server. Is it possible to send email programatically without SMTP
installed?


Well, not without an SMTP Server (as far as I know), but the SMTP server
is not required to be available locally. You can e.g. take your ISPs
Mailserver, even with User-Authentication...

Or take another approach, as Patrice suggested.

hth
Markus
Mar 20 '06 #3

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Clearricic,

You can open the default email client from the client and ask him if he/she
will add some things and send that to you.

(It gives you than direct more information)

Cor
Mar 20 '06 #4

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I'm not sure but he doesn't want SMTP on our web server. It sounds like
pointing it to SMPT on another server will be the best idea. Thanks for the
help everyone.

"Patrice" wrote:
What is the problem exactly with an SMTP server ? Is this that he don't want
an SMTP server at all or could it be just installed as a relay to the main
mail server ?

If he don't want an SMTP server at all, you could perhaps use a shared
location on the mail server (AFAIK if you create files in the appropriate
directory they are picked by the SMTP mail server) or perhaps call somekind
of process on this server (either using a web page, a web service, a DB,
remoting or whatever else is allowed) to send this mail directly from the
mail server.

A key point would be likely to understand what is the exact point that he
dislike (I'm not an admin but AFAIK a SMTP server is not evil in itself, the
problem is how well or bad it is configured).

The last resort would be to log all this let's say in a file or a log and
have something that delivers these files to you (using a network share or an
event log reporting tool ?)...

Good luck.

--
Patrice

"CLEAR-RCIC" <CL*******@discussions.microsoft.com> a écrit dans le message
de news: ED**********************************@microsoft.com...
I want to send an email from our Intranet site to myself whenever an error
happens. Our manager will not let us install SMTP on the web server. Is
it
possible to send email programatically without SMTP installed?


Mar 20 '06 #5

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