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I am using FP98 on a dialup NT server. I have fairly large files 6-7MB that users can download sitting on the Webpage. Is there a way to tell my Webpage to send one of these files to a nominated email address when requested to by me. It is a real pain having to wait when sending them by Outlook. I am NOT a coding wiz so if it be done I would need instructions/code
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by:Michel Plungjan
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Normal webpages do pull not push e.g the client goes to the page and gets a file.

With channels or urlminder your users could perhaps subscribe to your page and you would just have to modify it a little bit to trigger an email to the user that the page has changed (urlminder) and perhaps trigger a download (channels)

I would, as a user prefer the URLMinder - just put this on your page and ask them to register

<FORM METHOD="GET" ACTION="http://www.netmind.com/cgi-bin/uncgi/url-mind">
Enter your e-mail address to receive e-mail when this page is updated.<br>
Your Internet e-mail address:<br>
<INPUT TYPE=TEXT SIZE=40 NAME="required-email"><br>
<INPUT TYPE=HIDDEN VALUE="PUT YOUR URL HERE" NAME="url">
<INPUT TYPE=SUBMIT VALUE=" Press Here to Register ">
</FORM>


Michel
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It is me doing the 'pushing', ie. if I receive a phone call or an email requesting the file I would then like to trigger, somehow, my website to send the requested file to their email address.
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Nope - You would need to execte a program from your webpage that ran on your ISPs computer (or have them run a scheduled task to look at your web site) and then send the file to the recipient.

There is no other way. Sorry

Michel
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Doh.
Well, thanks for trying
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Yes, it's possible, but it's really going to depend a lot on the email servers involved.  There are many cgi programs that will act as an email forwarder.  You can set them up to take the contents of a form, and mail them through a smtp server.  The problem you'll run in to, is that most mail servers won't handle email that big.  You are usually limited to about 1MB.  I can send you the URL of one of those cgi programs if it will help.
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Thanks, that would great. You can email me at mbrown@ozemail.com.au
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echetar: What is the difference between
"You would need to execute a program from your webpage that ran on your ISPs computer"

and  "There are many cgi programs that will act as an email forwarder."????

A CGI is a program executed from a web page that runs on the ISP's computer

If your ISP will let you run such a program you are set. Just as I said.

I doubt they will let you install your own CGI (not many ISPs support that) so you have no use for the source of a mail forwarding cgi yourself.

Nothing changes in my answer...

Michel
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Could I use CuteFTP or somesuch program. All I want it to be to regain control of my machine. Outlook is very CPU intensive, I think,
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Of course you could, if the users would allow ftp.

I have just had an idea! If your user's mail clients support HTML,

Just mail them the url of the file and have htem click it or
or mail them a script that loads the file:
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
window.open('http://www.myserver.com/hugefile.zip','newWin');
</SCRIPT>

This should work!

Michel



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I will try that. If you have any more ideas please let me know in the meantime I think you have your points

Thanks
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