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VB 2005 Email Programming

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Can anyone give me a head start on programming outlook to send and recieve
mail via VB 2005. I want to automatically send a unique pin number
to a customer who's credit card was approved. I am new to VB2005. This
would be my first VB2005 app. I have using VB6 for over 15 years.
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Warm Regards,

Sharrukin
Aug 16 '06 #1
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"Sharrukin Amiri" <sh*******@amtekcenter.comwrote in
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Can anyone give me a head start on programming outlook to send and
recieve mail via VB 2005. I want to automatically send a unique pin
number to a customer who's credit card was approved. I am new to
VB2005. This would be my first VB2005 app. I have using VB6 for over
15 years.
You don't need to use Outlook for this : )

Take a look at .NET 2.0's mail classes: System.Web.Mail.
Aug 16 '06 #2

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Is this the same as MAPI in vb6?
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"Sharrukin Amiri" <sh*******@amtekcenter.comwrote in
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>Can anyone give me a head start on programming outlook to send and
recieve mail via VB 2005. I want to automatically send a unique pin
number to a customer who's credit card was approved. I am new to
VB2005. This would be my first VB2005 app. I have using VB6 for over
15 years.

You don't need to use Outlook for this : )

Take a look at .NET 2.0's mail classes: System.Web.Mail.

Aug 16 '06 #3

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Sharrukin Amiri wrote:
Can anyone give me a head start on programming outlook to send and recieve
mail via VB 2005. I want to automatically send a unique pin number
to a customer who's credit card was approved. I am new to VB2005. This
would be my first VB2005 app. I have using VB6 for over 15 years.
You're going to send pin numbers over email? You do know email is as
secure as a postcard, don't you?
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Larry Lard
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Aug 17 '06 #4

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Larry,

Are you sure that a postcard is not more secure than email. I have not the
idea that people is searching for postcards with pin numbers on it.

:-)

Cor

"Larry Lard" <la*******@googlemail.comschreef in bericht
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Sharrukin Amiri wrote:
>Can anyone give me a head start on programming outlook to send and
recieve mail via VB 2005. I want to automatically send a unique pin
number
to a customer who's credit card was approved. I am new to VB2005. This
would be my first VB2005 app. I have using VB6 for over 15 years.

You're going to send pin numbers over email? You do know email is as
secure as a postcard, don't you?
--
Larry Lard
la*******@googlemail.com
The address is real, but unread - please reply to the group
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Aug 17 '06 #5

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where do you guys come up with this nonsense?

i mean seriously

why is email considered insecure?


Cor Ligthert [MVP] wrote:
Larry,

Are you sure that a postcard is not more secure than email. I have not the
idea that people is searching for postcards with pin numbers on it.

:-)

Cor

"Larry Lard" <la*******@googlemail.comschreef in bericht
news:4k************@individual.net...
Sharrukin Amiri wrote:
Can anyone give me a head start on programming outlook to send and
recieve mail via VB 2005. I want to automatically send a unique pin
number
to a customer who's credit card was approved. I am new to VB2005. This
would be my first VB2005 app. I have using VB6 for over 15 years.
You're going to send pin numbers over email? You do know email is as
secure as a postcard, don't you?
--
Larry Lard
la*******@googlemail.com
The address is real, but unread - please reply to the group
For VB and C# questions - tell us which version
Aug 17 '06 #6

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"Sharrukin Amiri" <sh*******@amtekcenter.comwrote in
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Is this the same as MAPI in vb6?
No, it's not MAPI at all - I think .NET 2.0's System.Web.Mail classes are
native... tho they might still use CDO (in .NET 1.1 System.Mail were CDO
wrappers).
Aug 17 '06 #7

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"aa*********@gmail.com" <aa*********@gmail.comwrote in
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where do you guys come up with this nonsense?

i mean seriously

why is email considered insecure?
Any unencrptyped data can be sniffed along the way ... it's not
inconceivable someone has a sniffer between the end points. Data can travel
around the world and back : )
Aug 17 '06 #8

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can be sniffed?

if you have a single sniffer on your network then you're fucked anyways

use HTTPS and outlook web access if you're a paralyzed paranoid retard.

-Aaron
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"aa*********@gmail.com" <aa*********@gmail.comwrote in
news:11**********************@i3g2000cwc.googlegro ups.com:
where do you guys come up with this nonsense?

i mean seriously

why is email considered insecure?

Any unencrptyped data can be sniffed along the way ... it's not
inconceivable someone has a sniffer between the end points. Data can travel
around the world and back : )
Aug 17 '06 #9

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"aa*********@gmail.com" <aa*********@gmail.comwrote in
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if you have a single sniffer on your network then you're fucked anyways
exactly.
Aug 18 '06 #10

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that doesn't mean that you surrender on the email front.
you watch out for sniffers; you look for executable names; you look for
md5 hashes

you don't just sit there. email is not more insecure than anything else
you do on the internet..


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"aa*********@gmail.com" <aa*********@gmail.comwrote in
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if you have a single sniffer on your network then you're fucked anyways

exactly.
Aug 18 '06 #11

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aa*********@gmail.com wrote:
that doesn't mean that you surrender on the email front.
you watch out for sniffers; you look for executable names; you look for
md5 hashes

you don't just sit there. email is not more insecure than anything else
you do on the internet..

Then why did they invent encrypted connections like https, vpn, SSH etc.
Sure you can send sensitive information via email, just encrypt it with
PGP or something so that only the receiver can decode it. These
technologies exist for a reason.

Why do you think online banking or entering CC information on internet
shops use encrypted connections instead of uncrypted cleartext
transmissions?

How do you watch out for sniffers? If you have a method of detecting a
sniffer, please do tell.

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Aug 18 '06 #12

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it's just that it's over-simplifying to say that email is inherently
insecure.

that was my beef-- email isn't inherently insecure.

if it's mis-configured; it could be inappropriate to send pins via
email.

but if you're sending it to mainly corporate customers; then it might
not be as big of a deal as you alarmists made it up to be
-Aaron

C-Services Holland b.v. wrote:
aa*********@gmail.com wrote:
that doesn't mean that you surrender on the email front.
you watch out for sniffers; you look for executable names; you look for
md5 hashes

you don't just sit there. email is not more insecure than anything else
you do on the internet..

Then why did they invent encrypted connections like https, vpn, SSH etc.
Sure you can send sensitive information via email, just encrypt it with
PGP or something so that only the receiver can decode it. These
technologies exist for a reason.

Why do you think online banking or entering CC information on internet
shops use encrypted connections instead of uncrypted cleartext
transmissions?

How do you watch out for sniffers? If you have a method of detecting a
sniffer, please do tell.

--
Rinze van Huizen
C-Services Holland b.v
Aug 21 '06 #13

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"aa*********@gmail.com" <aa*********@gmail.comwrote in
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but if you're sending it to mainly corporate customers; then it might
not be as big of a deal as you alarmists made it up to be
How about the links in between servers? Who knows what those network admins
are upto? : )
Aug 22 '06 #14

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if you're a fucking idiot that uses a hub; then maybe you could sniff
it.

from what I understand; nobody uses hubs anymore so who gives a shit
what they're trying to sniff

all i know is that i can buy a 16-port 100mbit switch for what $70?

Aug 22 '06 #15

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"aa*********@gmail.com" <aa*********@gmail.comwrote in
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if you're a fucking idiot that uses a hub; then maybe you could sniff
it.

from what I understand; nobody uses hubs anymore so who gives a shit
what they're trying to sniff

all i know is that i can buy a 16-port 100mbit switch for what $70?

What's with your language?

And a switch won't prevent sniffing - you can turn on port mirroring quite
easily.
Aug 23 '06 #16

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man where do you come up with this crap??

i mean seriously here

-Aaron
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"aa*********@gmail.com" <aa*********@gmail.comwrote in
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if you're a fucking idiot that uses a hub; then maybe you could sniff
it.

from what I understand; nobody uses hubs anymore so who gives a shit
what they're trying to sniff

all i know is that i can buy a 16-port 100mbit switch for what $70?


What's with your language?

And a switch won't prevent sniffing - you can turn on port mirroring quite
easily.
Aug 25 '06 #17

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"aa*********@gmail.com" <aa*********@gmail.comwrote in
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man where do you come up with this crap??

i mean seriously here
There are criminals from all walks of life. For that matter, how do you
know you can trust your ISP?

Hence why send sensitive material via e-mail when there are more secure
channels?

Aug 25 '06 #18

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like what.. snailmail?

how do you know you can trust your post office worker?

ssh?

how do you know you can trust your linux admin.

trust is EARNED.
and I TRUST EMAIL. It is a lot better than it was 5 years ago.

it used to have serious problems; but hotmail and outlook / exchange
have gotten a LOT more secure over the past 5 years.

-Aaron
Spam Catcher wrote:
"aa*********@gmail.com" <aa*********@gmail.comwrote in
news:11**********************@i42g2000cwa.googlegr oups.com:
man where do you come up with this crap??

i mean seriously here

There are criminals from all walks of life. For that matter, how do you
know you can trust your ISP?

Hence why send sensitive material via e-mail when there are more secure
channels?
Aug 26 '06 #19

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"aa*********@gmail.com" <aa*********@gmail.comwrote in
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how do you know you can trust your post office worker?
You can't ... that's why they invented postal insurance and tracking
numbers ;-)
Aug 28 '06 #20

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good stuff.

I think that you're too paranoid for your own good.

yes, emailing PINs is 'risky'

I wouldn't do it for a PIN number for a credit card for example--

but if you're emailing passwords for an online forum? I don't think
that it's the end of the world.

-Aaron
Realist
Spam Catcher wrote:
"aa*********@gmail.com" <aa*********@gmail.comwrote in
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how do you know you can trust your post office worker?

You can't ... that's why they invented postal insurance and tracking
numbers ;-)
Aug 31 '06 #21

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"aa*********@gmail.com" <aa*********@gmail.comwrote in
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I wouldn't do it for a PIN number for a credit card for example--

but if you're emailing passwords for an online forum? I don't think
that it's the end of the world.
I agree there ;-)

Aug 31 '06 #22

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Sharrukin Amiri wrote:
Can anyone give me a head start on programming outlook to send and recieve
mail via VB 2005. I want to automatically send a unique pin number
to a customer who's credit card was approved. I am new to VB2005. This
would be my first VB2005 app. I have using VB6 for over 15 years.
--

Warm Regards,

Sharrukin
Since your information in email is sensitive, so I think you may need
the SSL and S/MIME.

I used this email component ( http://www.emailarchitect.net/easendmail/
) in our company for confidential email, there are several samples for
vb.net after
you installed it on machine.

SSL connection:

SSL connection encrypts data between the SMTP component and SMTP server
to protects user, password and email content in TCP/IP level.

Please refer to:

http://www.emailarchitect.net/easend...?ct=object_ssl

S/MIME: digital signed and encrypted email

Digital signature prevents email content is faked or changed in
transport level. Encrypting email protects email content from exposure
to inappropriate recipients. Both digital signature and email
encrypting depend on digital certificate.

Please refer to:

http://www.emailarchitect.net/easend...t=object_smime

Sep 7 '06 #23

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