Send email with attachment

Derek Bump list at dreamscapesoftware.com
Fri Aug 31 11:54:11 EDT 2007


Bill,

You're welcome.  I just tried the MIME suggestion I had, but I'm having
no luck getting it to work.  It relies on headers, which a "mailto:"
will not let you specify (other than subject, to and cc).

What you may try is using a VBScript or Windows Scripting Host.  While
they may provide a solution, be aware that most AntiVirus and
AntiSpyware programs will display an alert to the user.

Also, something to be aware of, revMail doesn't locate the default email
client on Windows Vista properly.  Bug report #5286.  I have posted a
fix on the report if you need it.

If you do end up finding a solution, please let myself and the list
know.  This is something that a lot of us have been trying to figure out
for a long time.  Thanks.


Derek Bump
Dreamscape Software
http://www.dreamscapesoftware.com


Bill Vlahos wrote:
> Thanks Derek.
> 
> What I want to do is essentially what Microsoft does in Word and Excel.
> You can email the document you have open and it uses the default email
> client on both Macs and Windows to do it.
> 
> That's a good point about web mail programs. I hadn't thought of that.
> Unfortunately, I can't depend on a server somewhere for this software.
> 
> Bill
> 
> On Aug 26, 2007, at 9:40 PM, Derek Bump wrote:
> 
>> Bill,
>>
>> What you could do is create the body of the email and encode the
>> attachment directly into the message via content types (I believe it's
>> called MIME).  To see what I mean, view the source of an email message
>> with an attachment.
>>
>> I am not sure though if *all* email programs would honor the embedded
>> code when it's passed via the mailto:, and would instead just display it
>> as inline text as opposed to an attachment.  This may create confusion
>> for some users.
>>
>> There is one other consideration that I hope you have not ignored, and
>> that is that a LOT of people don't use traditional email programs.  They
>> use web based email like Hotmail or Yahoo Mail.  I had implemented a
>> mailto: script in one of my programs, only to replace it later on with a
>> PHP script on my server that would send the email regardless of what
>> type of email they used (or if they even had email at all).
>>
>> I hope that helps you in your efforts.  If you're interested in a copy
>> of the PHP script, email me off-list and I'll send you a copy.
>>
>>
>> Derek Bump
>> Dreamscape Software
>> http://www.dreamscapesoftware.com
>>
>>
>> Bill Vlahos wrote:
>>> The following command works great for opening a new email message and
>>> putting the address(s) in it. What I would like to also do is add a
>>> specific attachment to the email as well but I don't see a parameter for
>>> doing that. This would be for Mac and Windows now and Linux when Rev 2.9
>>> comes out.
>>>
>>> revGoURL "mailto:guido at sales.example.com"
>>>
>>> I know there are ways to send email directly from Rev apps but in this
>>> case I would like to leverage the email program the user already has and
>>> not require setting up SMTP parameters.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Bill Vlahos
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