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[REBOL] Re: sendmail...

From: chris:starforge at: 15-Feb-2001 17:41

#15-Feb-01# Message from *GS Jones*: Hi GS,
> I am just pondering out loud and am not really answering your question, so > ...
> If I demonstrated my ignorance, and sendmail can be run as needed,
AFAIK it can run in both modes. The hoster I'm interested in expects you to call it when needed.
> Finally, what I suspect will be the solution you would need if you stick > with the "hoster" that you have chosen, is to forward the mail to an > alternative smtp server. Some (many) do not allow for the "from" domain > name to be different than the accounts for which the smtp is configured > (ie, avoids some spam sources).
I may try sending a mail with the from: set to my demon address using demon's smtp, but I don't hold much hope of it working. If it fails another idea I had - I have *no* idea if this will work: I write a perl cgi script that takes a recipient address and a filename from the query string. It loads the filename from the server and invokes sendmail with the required recipient and the file in the body. When its done it returns a block of text indicating the status of the operation. In rebol I do something like result: read and then use the contents of result to tell whether the email was sent or not.. I don't know whether chaining cgi scripts like this will work, but I'll probably give it a shot once I learn enough perl to try it! :) Chris -- New sig in the works Explorer 2260, Designer and Coder -- Take my word for it, the silliest woman can manage a clever man, but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool. -- Kipling