[REBOL] Re: help with mail attachment please
From: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 9-Aug-2001 12:19
It would be nice if 'Send supported attachements. Anyways, here is how you
use Sterling attach.r:
>> do http://www.reboltech.com/library/scripts/attach.r
>> help mail
MAIL mesg headers files
send a message with attached files
MAIL is a function value.
mesg -- the message body (Type: string)
headers -- headers object; usually made from system/standard/email (Typ
files -- list of items to send; files will be loaded,
other objects should be listed as [attachment-name object] (Type: block)
>> msg-header: make system/standard/email [to: [ryanc--iesco-dms--com] from: rya
>> mail "TEST" msg-header [%test.gif]
reading file: test.gif
make object! [
There does seem to be a problem with the 'to field being eaten. I dont know
why, but you might confirm this, and email sterling for a solution. You might
mention to him to add some usage comments in the header section of the
script. Other than that, it works fine on my end. If you have a suggestion
for the ultimate email function, please post it to the list, a few of enjoy
that sort of thing.
BTW, have you used View lately? I use /Core for all kinds of things, and
View is some slick stuff. I have written well over a hundred scripts, and
only a dozen or so were CGI's. I think your missing something.
David Kachel wrote:
> I haven't looked at Rebol in over a year. But it seems like every time I
> try to find a use for it, I get sideswiped by a limitation...
> I have a client with a problem, towit: He has to put his mail server on a
> separate machine from his HTML server if he wants to script email
> attachments with his current setup. (Macintosh server, WebStar, Lasso).
> He doesn't want to set up a separate email server.
> I thought that since Rebol was so simple it could send an email in one
> line of code, it might be an ideal solution, so I dusted off my Rebol
> stuff and started digging;
> Bang! Clipped already. It seems Rebol cannot send an email attachment, at
> least not easily. For 'messaging' software, this seems like a ridiculous
> shortcoming! I found attach.r, but it is not commented and there are no
> examples, so I cannot get it to work. I get syntax errors galore. And
> even if I could get it to work, I still don't know if Rebol's other
> shortcomings won't prevent me from using it anyway.
> Is there still no way to 'send a message' to this 'messaging software?' I
> don't want to use Rebol as a cgi (BTW, does anyone know if WebStar will
> work with Rebol?), and it seems on first glance at the latest version,
> that there is still no way for me to call it directly with a set of
> parameters from any other program, such as AppleScript. Is that correct?
> You know, it's really great that Rebol can be called as a cgi, but if
> there is no other way to call it, then that's all it is... just another
> cgi language. Surely I am not STILL the only person who sees how vital
> and basic it is for program X to be able to launch Rebol and pass it a
> handful of parameters!?
> A rapid response would be much appreciated. I have already lost two days,
> re-reviewing Rebol and need to move on to a solution that will work, if
> Rebol will not.
> David Kachel
> theMac Workshop
> "Democracy is five wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
> Liberty is a well-armed sheep contesting the election."
> "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain
> a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty
> nor safety."
> -Benjamin Franklin
> "Millions of sniveling cowards shivering in the corner,
> begging government to protect them from every threat,
> real and imagined,
> have stolen liberty from the rest of us.
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> -David Kachel
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