E-mailing data file

charles61 cszasz at mac.com
Wed Aug 4 09:44:21 CDT 2010


Richard,

The only problem is that I am dealing with individual computers running the program and not a server. Any other ideas?

Charles Szasz
cszasz at mac.com




On Aug 4, 2010, at 10:07 AM, Richard Gaskin [via Runtime Revolution] wrote:

> charles61 wrote: 
> 
> > I created an app that generates a data file.  The files are saved on the 
> > user's hard drive.  I want to add an e-mail button that would allow the user 
> > to send the file by e-mail by selecting the file within the app to send to 
> > another person who is using my program.  How can I do that? 
> 
> Many people would recommend using mailto.  Don't count on it.  Microsoft 
> has imposed a limit on the length of URLs used with that protocol; it's 
> short, and varies from release to release, making the use of mailto for 
> setting up emails on Windows unreliable unless you know your 
> email+attachment will be very short. 
> 
> I would use a CGI on the server, and post the file to that, which could 
> then email it to you.  You can even compress the data using the built-in 
> compress function to make the transfer much sorter. 
> 
> It's a bit more work to set up a CGI, but well worth it:  once you get 
> comfortable with CGIs a very large universe of possibilities opens up to 
> you. 
> 
> The basics of getting started with the Rev CGI are here: 
> <http://www.hyperactivesw.com/cgitutorial/> 
> 
> If you get going and have any trouble working out the email part of it, 
> drop a note here and we'll sort it out for you. 
> 
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