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Error with Simplemapi.py

On Dec 24 2004, 4:56 pm, i...@kirbyfooty.com wrote:
I wish I new why google doesn't show nicely aligned python code when
you paste the script.
Anyways, in case this helps someone else you can download the script
fromhttp://www.kirbyfooty.com/simplemapi.py

Ian
First of all, thanks to all involved, this looks like what I need
without re-inventing the wheel.
Sorry to Ian if he just recieved 2 emails, my bad, I need to learn how
to use this board better!

I have a small problem. I get an error I don't know how to resolve,
any help would be much appreciated.
I'm using Python25 on winXP pro and the script from the link above.
Here's the error -
>>mailtest.SendMail('n****@somewhere.net','test',' test string','c:\dbs.txt')
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<pyshell#10>", line 1, in <module>
mailtest.SendMail('n****@somewhere.net','test','te st string','c:
\dbs.txt')
File "C:\Python25\mailtest.py", line 135, in SendMail
cast(NULL, lpMapiRecipDesc), RecipCnt, recip,
File "C:\Python25\lib\ctypes\__init__.py", line 478, in cast
return _cast(obj, obj, typ)
ArgumentError: argument 1: <type 'exceptions.TypeError'>: wrong type
>>>
I have had a brief look at the C api for these structs and functions
but I can't resolve it, it is probably something simple.
The piece of code I don't understand though is this -

MapiRecipDesc_A = MapiRecipDesc * len(RecipWork) #size of struct??
rda = MapiRecipDesc_A() # isn't it MapiRecipDesc as declared??

There's some new stuff going on here I don't understand.

thanks for your help,
Mick.

Aug 24 '07 #1
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En Fri, 24 Aug 2007 04:03:05 -0300, Mick Duprez <du****@hinet.net.au>
escribi�:
I have a small problem. I get an error I don't know how to resolve,
any help would be much appreciated.
I'm using Python25 on winXP pro and the script from the link above.
Here's the error -
>>>mailtest.SendMail('n****@somewhere.net','test', 'test
string','c:\dbs.txt')
That should be 'c:\\dbs.txt' or r'c:\dbs.txt'
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<pyshell#10>", line 1, in <module>
mailtest.SendMail('n****@somewhere.net','test','te st string','c:
\dbs.txt')
File "C:\Python25\mailtest.py", line 135, in SendMail
cast(NULL, lpMapiRecipDesc), RecipCnt, recip,
File "C:\Python25\lib\ctypes\__init__.py", line 478, in cast
return _cast(obj, obj, typ)
ArgumentError: argument 1: <type 'exceptions.TypeError'>: wrong type
>>>>
I'm unsure what those cast(NULL, ...) are supposed to do, but they look
all wrong. NULL, as defined on that script, is *not* a C NULL pointer (use
None for that).
(In fact the whole script doesn't look well at all - do you *have* to use
MAPI? can't use SMTP instead? Even if you must use MAPI, try the pywin32
package from Mark Hammond, it has MAPI support and a demo script for
sending mail)
I have had a brief look at the C api for these structs and functions
but I can't resolve it, it is probably something simple.
The piece of code I don't understand though is this -

MapiRecipDesc_A = MapiRecipDesc * len(RecipWork) #size of struct??
This declares a new type, an array of len(RecipWork) items, each of type
MapiRecipDesc
rda = MapiRecipDesc_A() # isn't it MapiRecipDesc as declared??
This creates an instance of the above array.

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Gabriel Genellina

Aug 27 '07 #2

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