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[REBOL] Re: Sending mails & authentification

From: Gary:Jones:usap:gov at: 31-Mar-2004 14:14

Re: Sending mails & authentification Hi, Robert, I'm down at the south pole, and we've had satellite problem that has made it very difficult to keep up with the list. I just happened to check the discussion list and noticed your problem. The REBOL interpreter used to be more aggressive in its evaluation of expressions, and my 2001 esend and esmtp took advantage of the evaluation. The newer versions of REBOL over the last couple of years are less aggressive, so last year I change the patch and found an easier way to apply it. This patch is looks for the authentication requests and feeds the username and password, when appropriate: system/schemes/smtp/handler/open-check: [none "220" ["EHLO" system/network/host] "250" "AUTH LOGIN" "334" [port/user] "334" [port/pass] "235"] Then, I would throw the following view script in front of any script that used Exchange email. Note that the script encodes the username and password in base 64, which is required by MS Exchange Server. You may of course replace "MSusername" with the default that you would like presented. Hitting return key advances the field and does final entry. view lo: layout [ text "username" f: field "MSusername" [ system/schemes/smtp/user: copy enbase/base value 64 ] text "password" field hide [ system/schemes/smtp/pass: copy enbase/base value 64 unview/all ] do [focus f] ] Then, you should be able to use the regular send command for email. With luck, this method will still work for MS Exchange (5.5 at least). HOWEVER, it appears as though your smtp server may want a *plain* authentication, meaning no encoding. If so, then you may wish to try: view lo: layout [ text "username" f: field "username" [ system/schemes/smtp/user: copy value ] text "password" field hide [ system/schemes/smtp/pass: copy value unview/all ] do [focus f] ] This version passes the unencoded versions of the username and password. Hope that this helps. --Scott Jones