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HI all

I ahve used utl_smtp package many a times. But how can we determine its speed.

I mean suppose if i call this from my code inside a package, how can we determine the speed it sends a mail.

--> Can i send mail to a gmail account
--> in utl_smtp.conect ion , what are two parameters. How can i use these params in my local system.


thanks
vamsi
Dec 17 '08 #1
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debasisdas
8,127 Recognized Expert Expert
1.speed of sending mail depends on size nand type of mail and size of attchemnt if any.
2.you can send mail to any mail account.
3.utl_smtp.conn ection does not accept any parameters but utl_smtp.open_c onnection does, the parametrs are mailhost and port number for SMTP (usually 25) This is the default value .

so you can work with only one parameter that is hostname.
Jan 2 '09 #2
vamsioracle
151 New Member
Thanks a lot.

Now i want to write a package, which i will be calling from a Oracle Form. The form has a text box that is used to enter the email address. As soon as user clicks on submit button. the mail should be triggered to the captured email id. How to do that?

Irrespective of the mail id,(assumin all the mail ids are from Gmail only) can we send the mail.

Vamsi
Jan 5 '09 #3
amitpatel66
2,367 Recognized Expert Top Contributor
Yes you can always do that.. In forms builder, on button click, wirte a code to send a mail and you will need to read the to address from a text box and store that in a variable.
Jan 5 '09 #4
vamsioracle
151 New Member
thanks a lot

but my question was different. I am done with the code at th forms side. But in my package ehile using utl_smtp package, how can i dynamically selct the host.

suppose the user enters a ymail, then will the host for utl_smtp change. How can we determine the host if the mail id is always changing
Jan 5 '09 #5
debasisdas
8,127 Recognized Expert Expert
HOST NAME refers to the host of the sending mail server not the target mail server address.
Jan 5 '09 #6
amitpatel66
2,367 Recognized Expert Top Contributor
And the Host name used in utl_smtp does not change.it remains the same since it is the host name of source smtp server and not the destination server as mentioned by Debasis
Jan 6 '09 #7
vamsioracle
151 New Member
I got the followinr error when trying to send mail

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  1.  
  2. ERROR at line 1:
  3. ORA-29278: SMTP transient error: 421 Service not available
  4. ORA-06512: at "SYS.UTL_SMTP", line 17
  5. ORA-06512: at "SYS.UTL_SMTP", line 96
  6. ORA-06512: at "SYS.UTL_SMTP", line 138
  7. ORA-06512: at "SCOTT.SEND_MAIL", line 11
  8. ORA-06512: at line 1
  9.  
and this is my code:
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  1.  
  2. create or replace procedure send_mail
  3. is
  4. conn utl_smtp.connection;
  5. host varchar2(100) := '220.226.25.213';
  6. send varchar2(200);
  7. msg varchar2(100);
  8.  
  9. begin
  10. Select ename into msg from emp where empno = 7369;
  11. send :='mailtovamsidhar.p@gmail.com';
  12. conn:= utl_smtp.open_connection( 'host');
  13. utl_smtp.helo( conn, 'host');
  14. utl_smtp.mail( conn,send);
  15. utl_smtp.rcpt( conn, send);
  16.  
  17. utl_smtp.data( conn,msg);
  18. utl_smtp.quit( conn );
  19. end send_mail;
  20.  
Jan 10 '09 #8
madankarmukta
308 Contributor
Hi,

Check whether the SMTP service is Up/running on the Oracle database server you are using.

Thanks!
Jan 12 '09 #9
amitpatel66
2,367 Recognized Expert Top Contributor
Try this code:
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  1. create or replace procedure send_mail
  2. is
  3. conn utl_smtp.connection;
  4. host varchar2(100) := '220.226.25.213';
  5. send varchar2(200);
  6. msg varchar2(100);
  7.  
  8. begin
  9. Select ename into msg from emp where empno = 7369;
  10. send :='mailtovamsidhar.p@gmail.com';
  11. conn:= utl_smtp.open_connection( host,25);
  12. utl_smtp.helo( conn, host);
  13. utl_smtp.mail( conn,send);
  14. utl_smtp.rcpt( conn, send);
  15.  
  16. utl_smtp.data( conn,msg);
  17. utl_smtp.quit( conn );
  18. end send_mail; 
  19.  
  20.  
Jan 12 '09 #10

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