revMail fails on some Macs
katir at hindu.org
Wed Jan 19 13:45:12 CST 2005
Thanks to everyone for pointing out the not-so-obvious -- I would
never have thought to look in mail.apps prefs.
But, I decided to "transcend the local configuration" as the prospect
of mentoring 20-30 team players through getting their system set up
correctly was way too scary.
Many still don't know
Mac: "Finder? What do you mean by "Finder?"
Windows: " I see three different "My Documents" folders. Which should I
use? How will I know if I am in the same one later?" (and a lot
more.... our windows users require 85% more support than our mac
So, created a very simple xTalk CGI on our web server and will have
my app do an HTTP Post to this cgi. This should be rock solid. If
their browser works, this works... simple.
############# Send email to admin ##############
## this CGI reads form input from a form web page or any
## correctly urlEncoded name=value pairs posted from
## a rev app
## and then sends the email out
if $REQUEST_METHOD is "POST" then
repeat until length(tDataIn) >= $CONTENT_LENGTH
read from stdin until empty
put it after tDataIn
split tDataIn by "&" and "="
put "/usr/sbin/sendmail -t" into mprocess
open process mprocess for write
write "From:" && (urlDecode (tDataIn["from"]))& cr to process
write "To:" && "katir at hindu.org" & cr to process mprocess
write "Subject:" && (urlDecode (tDataIn["subject"])) & cr
& cr to process mprocess
write (urlDecode (tDataIn["body"])) & cr to process mprocess
close process mprocess
Put "Email was sent successfully." into tResponse
put "Content-Type: text/html" & cr
put "Content-Length:" && the length of tResponse & cr & cr
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katir at hindu.org
On Jan 19, 2005, at 8:55 AM, Ken Norris wrote:
> OOPS! Sorry, forgot to change-out the RE header,
> Hi David, Sivakatirswami, et al.
>> Sivakatirswami wrote:
>>> What exactly does the Mac need to ensure that there is an email
>>> automatically will be invoked by revMail? I can't find any preference
>>> in OS X for "default mail app" that requires setting.
> Very simple. Panther:
> 1) Open Mail and select Preferences from the menu.
> 2) From the Prefs window, select the "General" icon at top left.
> 3) Click the Default Email Reader popup and choose select.
> 4) You should get a list of applications. Choose the email reader you
> want (assuming it is installed).
> Ken N.
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