For years I've using sendmail.p to ..... well, just do that....
Anyway, I wonder, in view of the advance of programming paradigms and stuff, I wonder, is it something that we can call the modern, definitive (for the time being) way of sending email from abl, and more precise, from PAS oe?
Besides to the fact that I really see the end of email as we know it, coming in the near future, as eventually it will transform into some solution based more on mobile plataforms, and interactivity and collaboration, more than just sending messages, short and long.
What would be a sure bet to make for this time in how to send email from my PAS app?
if you find the best, free, opensource, cross platform C/C++ mail library
then I'll be happy to write a 4GL wrapper for it and add it to the STandard Libraries project @oehive.org
Have you seen libquickmail?
I'm also looking for a better mechanism than smtpmail.p. We need to be able to start supporting TLS and can't quite see how smtpmail.p would handle this.
Haven't being any update to this line of tought?
I've used and would highly recommend curl for email and almost anything network related.
but.. in windows??? :(
it's standard c/c++ so you could compile it on anything but here's a link to the prebuilt binaries -
curl is extremely common. it's practically the industry standard. it comes installed on most linux/unix distro's.
looking at the openedge installation directory i found libcurl_a.lib static library in the oebuild/ directory so even openedge uses libcurl.
if you'd like, contact me offline at firstname.lastname@example.org and i could show you howto compile, install and use curl from openedge abl.
If you are in windows why not just use the SmtpClient
oSMTP = NEW SmtpClient(emailserver.com).