[REBOL] Re: SMTP authentication
From: gjones05:mail:orion at: 17-Apr-2001 11:50
Hi, I'm new to Rebol and have a problem with SMTP authentication which my
mail server requires but the Send function does not appear to include.
I've tried a POP read first but it doesn't help.
I've done a fair bit of RFMing but no luck.
The documentation for SMTP doesn't refer to authentication although when I
look at the SMTP 'Scheme' it does include user: and pass: in its
definition - I cannot understand the code enough to see whether they are
I'm sure a new SMTP scheme could be written which includes authentication
but its a bit beyond me for now!
- can anybody help?
Then ... Scott offered lame suggestion that failed miserably. Now Scott
sez: "Time for some serious hacking!!!"
smtp-port: open [scheme: 'smtp]
Of course, use the correct authenticating info in place of my place holders.
Then try sending yourself some email through 'send in the "usual" way:
send [my-email--my-own--dom] "Hello, Nick"
My theory on this one is that the first port opening sets up the word (which
is smtp-port) that holds the information used for sending email. You
manually open and close to get this word setup. Then manually insert the
user name and password for authentication and see what happens next time
that 'send is used.
Worth a try until someone who knows what they're doing answers your question
Good luck, again.