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SMTP Relay/Server in VB2005

I am trying, without much luck, to find help in implementing an SMTP
server/relay program from VB2005.

My company produces software to go on customer's PCs. I am trying to
implement email fault reporting back to our support centre, but cannot
assume that the customer has an email account.

I have found several examples showing how to send SMTP, but it always
assumes you are sending to a known SMTP server. It's that actual SMTP
server/relay that I am trying to implement.

Thanks

-Jerry
Jan 6 '07 #1
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Ummmm ... How about sending it to yours?
"Jerry Spence1" <1@2.comwrote in message
news:45**********************@ptn-nntp-reader02.plus.net...
>I am trying, without much luck, to find help in implementing an SMTP
server/relay program from VB2005.

My company produces software to go on customer's PCs. I am trying to
implement email fault reporting back to our support centre, but cannot
assume that the customer has an email account.

I have found several examples showing how to send SMTP, but it always
assumes you are sending to a known SMTP server. It's that actual SMTP
server/relay that I am trying to implement.

Thanks

-Jerry


Jan 6 '07 #2
Jerry,

Where are you living, somewhere in New Zealand, in Europe this would sound
completely foolish.

(By the way, I don't know how that is in New Zealand, I don't know why that
came up in my mind)

Cor

"Jerry Spence1" <1@2.comschreef in bericht
news:45**********************@ptn-nntp-reader02.plus.net...
>I am trying, without much luck, to find help in implementing an SMTP
server/relay program from VB2005.

My company produces software to go on customer's PCs. I am trying to
implement email fault reporting back to our support centre, but cannot
assume that the customer has an email account.

I have found several examples showing how to send SMTP, but it always
assumes you are sending to a known SMTP server. It's that actual SMTP
server/relay that I am trying to implement.

Thanks

-Jerry


Jan 6 '07 #3
Hello jerry

I was once in the same situation, ( had a user base of 20.000 throughout
europe ) and tried everything however none of them were actually
guaranteed to work ( relaying prohibited by the provider etc etc )

however the solution was verry simple , just create a webservice that
accepts your messages over HTTP now you can send the message even directly
to a database and group them by categorie , or you can even send response
messages back to the cutomer from your own server by e-mail or as a response
from your webservice .

This system can always work even if the customer is behind a proxy server
the only thing they need is an internet connection

i implemented such a system with success

so if you have anny follow up questions be my guest :-)

regards

Michel

"Jerry Spence1" <1@2.comschreef in bericht
news:45**********************@ptn-nntp-reader02.plus.net...
>I am trying, without much luck, to find help in implementing an SMTP
server/relay program from VB2005.

My company produces software to go on customer's PCs. I am trying to
implement email fault reporting back to our support centre, but cannot
assume that the customer has an email account.

I have found several examples showing how to send SMTP, but it always
assumes you are sending to a known SMTP server. It's that actual SMTP
server/relay that I am trying to implement.

Thanks

-Jerry


Jan 6 '07 #4
My own ISP, like so many others, requires you to be connected to them to
send mail.

-Jerry

"Stephany Young" <noone@localhostwrote in message
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Ummmm ... How about sending it to yours?
"Jerry Spence1" <1@2.comwrote in message
news:45**********************@ptn-nntp-reader02.plus.net...
>>I am trying, without much luck, to find help in implementing an SMTP
server/relay program from VB2005.

My company produces software to go on customer's PCs. I am trying to
implement email fault reporting back to our support centre, but cannot
assume that the customer has an email account.

I have found several examples showing how to send SMTP, but it always
assumes you are sending to a known SMTP server. It's that actual SMTP
server/relay that I am trying to implement.

Thanks

-Jerry



Jan 6 '07 #5

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