Modern email library

Peter TB Brett peter.brett at livecode.com
Wed Nov 30 14:44:01 CET 2016


On 30/11/2016 13:16, Ben Rubinstein wrote:
> I've one app that's been in existence for over a decade, which uses Shao
> Sean's libSmtp. It works fine.
>
> Now I find myself wanting to send email from a new stack I'm working on.
> I could just drag that library out again, but I suspect that a more
> modern way is to use tsNet.
>
> AFAICT tsNet handles the protocol of communicating with the server to
> transmit a message (i.e. the SMTP part), but doesn't offer any
> assistance with putting the message together (formatting with
> attachments etc).
>
> What do modern people use for this? Obviously I could rip the relevant
> parts out of libSMTP; or I recall that Sarah Reichelt had a library; is
> there a default answer among those who've sent email in the last ten years?

As part of the LiveCode for FM project, Monte has been developing a MIME 
library for constructing e-mail bodies.  We plan to include it in 
LiveCode 9.  But you can grab it ahead of time here:

https://github.com/livecode/livecode/pull/4840

                                             Peter

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