Getting User Email Settings
Frank D. Engel, Jr.
fde101 at fjrhome.net
Fri Jan 28 10:36:04 CST 2005
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You could also try setting up your own SMTP server and direct the mail
to that, if you have a public IP address or could somehow get one. Or,
you could try to embed one in your app somehow...
There's a new one: there are embedded database engines, so why not
embedded SMTP servers?
Well, apparently the virus writers and spammers/bulk mailers have this
So why not a Rev app?
Info on the protocol can be found here:
On Jan 28, 2005, at 5:44 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Derek Bump wrote:
> >> Unless this stack is going to be used by 100s or 1000s of people,
> >> and used to send 1000s of emails, why not hard code the settings
> >> to your own smtp server?
> > This could work, but you need to make sure your mail server
> > doesn't has security against doing this. Most do, as open
> > mail servers without protection tend to be used by spammers.
> Any server admin who doesn't require at least simple password
> authentication for SMTP servers should be fired, as they are aiding
> spammers and leaving their system at risk.
> So assuming such lamers get fired, the question becomes: Is Dan
> comfortable handing his SMTP password to anyone with a copy of
> Interarchy or other traffic monitoring tool? ;)
> If you need email specifically, it should not be too onerous to ask
> users to set up yours just as they set up their own. You can be extra
> nice and provide instructions on where they can find that info, but
> most can do it or they don't have email.
> But if the goal is to have them send you messages, you could bypass
> email altogether with a CGI: the user client sends to the CGI, and you
> can write your own custom client for yourself that retrieves the
> messages and their attachments. Since it's your own system you can
> package the data in any way that's convenient for you, without regard
> to complicated RFCs.
> I've been doing that with RevNet's feedback form and elsewhere for
> years -- ditching email in favor of whatever system works for you can
> be much simpler and no less convenient, perhaps more so.
> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World Media Corporation
> Developer of WebMerge: Publish any database on any Web site
> Ambassador at FourthWorld.com http://www.FourthWorld.com
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Frank D. Engel, Jr. <fde101 at fjrhome.net>
$ ln -s /usr/share/kjvbible /usr/manual
$ true | cat /usr/manual | grep "John 3:16"
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have
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