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Postby rarbuthnot » Wed May 24, 2006 9:47 pm

HJK wrote:not possible!


What do I do instead?
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Postby Harjo » Wed May 24, 2006 9:48 pm

use the mail-plugin!
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Postby rarbuthnot » Wed May 24, 2006 9:53 pm

HJK wrote:use the mail-plugin!

The Mail plugin won't open a new message for editing on the client's computer.
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Postby Harjo » Wed May 24, 2006 9:58 pm

I'm not quit sure what you want.

do you want to connect to the local emailclient? outlook? outlook express? etc..?
than you have the options, you allready have investigate: (mailto: blabla, attachments wont work!)

If you want to send emails with attachments from within Servoy you have to use the mail-plugin. With the plugin you can download email (pop3) and send email (smtp) any way you want.

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Postby IT2Be » Wed May 24, 2006 10:06 pm

You can also connect to outlook through the office plugin.

http://www.it2be.com/plugins.htm#office
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Postby rarbuthnot » Wed May 24, 2006 10:10 pm

HJK wrote:I'm not quit sure what you want.

do you want to connect to the local emailclient? outlook? outlook express? etc..?
than you have the options, you allready have investigate: (mailto: blabla, attachments wont work!)

Yes. I want to open the compose a new message window on the default email client of the user (which is working fine using the techniques described earlier in this thread), but I want to be able to include an attachment to be sent out with the message.

If you want to send emails with attachments from within Servoy you have to use the mail-plugin.

Then Servoy can't do what I want it to do, which is a shame.

With the plugin you can download email (pop3) and send email (smtp) any way you want.

like this:

That's nuts. Why duplicate all that work when you can use Outlook, Thunderbird, Apple Mail, etc?
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Postby rarbuthnot » Wed May 24, 2006 10:16 pm

IT2Be wrote:You can also connect to outlook through the office plugin.

http://www.it2be.com/plugins.htm#office


OK. That's good news.

What should I do for our users on Macs?
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Postby IT2Be » Wed May 24, 2006 10:19 pm

I have that in the feature request list (I am a mac addict myself) but I am not going to tell that it is going to be added soon. Need to deliver a lot of other stuff first...
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Postby Harjo » Wed May 24, 2006 10:25 pm

That's nuts. Why duplicate all that work when you can use Outlook, Thunderbird, Apple Mail, etc?


Our customers are very happy with. complete and tight integration of mail (pop3 and imap) inside a CRM, so archieving email and organize them with your customers, is simple.

It is not Servoy that does'nt offer that feature. Outlook & Outlook express simple does not allow you to add attachments by a mail-url, because of all
kinds of security-issues. (try it with another app, also not possible)

Marcel indeed has a plugin, which communicates with Outlook.
There it is possible, to do such a thing. works only for Windows, not MAC.
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Postby rarbuthnot » Wed May 24, 2006 10:43 pm

HJK wrote:It is not Servoy that does'nt offer that feature. Outlook & Outlook express simple does not allow you to add attachments by a mail-url, because of all kinds of security-issues. (try it with another app, also not possible)

So, if doing it via mailto url won't work, how do I do it?

This is a feature that our users use everyday in FileMaker. Otherwise it wouldn't be so important.
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Postby Harjo » Wed May 24, 2006 11:07 pm

I think they use some kind of MAPI connector:

look here: http://www.codeguru.com/cpp/i-n/network ... php/c5417/

Maybe a great tip for Marcel, building that into a Servoy plugin! :-)
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Postby IT2Be » Wed May 24, 2006 11:12 pm

But this is also not cross platform or do I miss something?
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Postby Harjo » Wed May 24, 2006 11:28 pm

indeed, only Windows!
They must have a solution for MAC also! which one? I don't know.

In FM it is possible on Windows & Mac.
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Postby Harjo » Wed May 24, 2006 11:37 pm

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Postby Jan Aleman » Wed May 24, 2006 11:57 pm

rarbuthnot wrote:
HJK wrote:I'm not quit sure what you want.

do you want to connect to the local emailclient? outlook? outlook express? etc..?
than you have the options, you allready have investigate: (mailto: blabla, attachments wont work!)

Yes. I want to open the compose a new message window on the default email client of the user (which is working fine using the techniques described earlier in this thread), but I want to be able to include an attachment to be sent out with the message.

If you want to send emails with attachments from within Servoy you have to use the mail-plugin.

Then Servoy can't do what I want it to do, which is a shame.

With the plugin you can download email (pop3) and send email (smtp) any way you want.

like this:

That's nuts. Why duplicate all that work when you can use Outlook, Thunderbird, Apple Mail, etc?


Can you explain a bit more in detail? What is nuts exactly? And are you saying that because Servoy can natively send and receive email which filemaker can't it is a shame? Which part is a shame? If you really don't want Servoy to be capable of sending and receiving email just remove the email plugin and you are all set.
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