E-mailing data file
cszasz at mac.com
Wed Aug 4 09:44:21 CDT 2010
The only problem is that I am dealing with individual computers running the program and not a server. Any other ideas?
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
> The basics of getting started with the Rev CGI are here:
> 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.
> Richard Gaskin
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