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E-mail - Current standard
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Published: 15 Jul 2013
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E-mail - Current standard Published by: Paulster on 15 Jul 2013 view comments(9)

A customer of mine has been using an e-mail API belonging to their ERP software for about 10 years. It has been working nicely so far but now that we for the first time attempt to use its capability for e-mail attachments, it appears not to handle attachments very well. As the ERP software supplier is out of business and no documentation for the e-mail API available the thought of changing over to the latest on e-mail has come up.

So, here are my questions:
- what's the latest standard on e-mailing from the IBM i?
- where do I find documentation, programming examples etc?

 

Thanks in advance!

Paulster

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Posted by: tdaly
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Comment on: E-mail - Current standard
Posted: 3 years 11 months 13 days 13 hours 24 minutes ago
This package from Aaron Bartell works very well and is easy to use. www.mowyourlawn.com/RPGMail.html
Posted by: bobcozzi
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Chicagoland
Comment on: E-mail - Current standard
Posted: 3 years 11 months 13 days 12 hours 2 minutes ago

Paul, all COZTOOLS clients can ask for and receive our implementation of the Java SendMail client for IBM i.

I just installed it at a new client who was using GMAIL and modified it to work with it. But normally it "just works".

 

There are several variations of this out there, Aarons is one of those implementations.

Posted by: Viking
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Posted: 3 years 11 months 13 days 10 hours 30 minutes ago

Another option might be MMAIL ( http://mmail.easy400.net/ ) According to Giovanni, it is a world-wide known free open-source utility for sending and receiving e-mail messages from / to your IBM i applications.

Since June 2013 MMAIL supports also sending SMS messages from your IBM i applications, see page http://mmail.easy400.net/mmail/html/emlsms.htm .

Not sure how it compares to Aaron's RPGMail and Bob's SendMail...(?)

 

Posted by: Ringer
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Comment on: E-mail - Current standard
Posted: 3 years 11 months 13 days 10 hours 14 minutes ago

We use MMAIL. No problems, we are happy with it.

Chris Ringer

 

Posted by: SteveCCNJ
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Egg Harbor Twp., NJ
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Posted: 3 years 11 months 13 days 8 hours 58 minutes ago

If you already have SEQUEL from Help Systems installed, they have built-in email capabilities and extended features with their ESEND module.  Also includes sending via FTP, and many attachment formats (XLS, PDF, CSV, HTML, etc.).

Posted by: Paulster
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Sweden and The Netherlands
Comment on: E-mail - Current standard
Posted: 3 years 11 months 12 days 21 hours 1 minutes ago

Thanks folks! I'll check out the provided info. Have a good summer!

Posted by: clbirk
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Comment on: E-mail - Current standard
Posted: 3 years 11 months 12 days 13 hours ago

I use mailtool and mailtool+ from www.bvstools.com 

I use it to send attachments, etc. and it works very well. Mailtool+ allows me to bypass using the ibm smtp server.

chris

 

 

 

 

Posted by: Viking
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Comment on: E-mail - Current standard
Posted: 3 years 10 months 29 days 9 hours 24 minutes ago

We have Gumbo Mail and it's inexpensive and seems to work well for our purposes.

Posted by: Paulster
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Sweden and The Netherlands
Comment on: E-mail - Current standard
Posted: 3 years 10 months 27 days 17 hours 13 minutes ago

Cheers lads. Inexpensive is a prime feature inthis context! I'll check these out tto.

Happy RPGing!