Sending mail

I want to add a mail-comments-to-author-form to my Delphi app. Is there any way I can do this without having to deal with mail-clients and stuff? I want my user to be able to send me a mail just by clicking a button.

-Would also be useful to be able to determine if the user is online or not.
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sagerydAsked:
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rwilson032697Connect With a Mentor Commented:
There is good example in delphi\demos\intenet\smtp directory

Here's another using the TNMSMTP component that ships with Delphi:

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
begin
  if not(nmsmtp1.Connected)
  then begin
   nmsmtp1.Host:= 'mail.SesameStreet.com';
    nmsmtp1.UserID := 'your userid';
    nmsmtp1.Connect;
  end;

  if nmsmtp1.Connected
  then
  begin
    nmsmtp1.ClearParams := True;
    nmsmtp1.SubType := mtPlain;
    nmsmtp1.EncodeType := uuMime;
    nmsmtp1.PostMessage.FromAddress := 'Bert@SesameStreet.Com';
    nmsmtp1.PostMessage.ReplyTo := nmsmtp1.PostMessage.FromAddress;
    nmsmtp1.PostMessage.FromName := 'Bert';
    nmsmtp1.PostMessage.ToAddress.Add('HerryMonster@SesameStreet.com');
    nmsmtp1.PostMessage.Body.AddStrings(Memo1.lines);
    nmsmtp1.PostMessage.Subject := 'Test';
    nmsmtp1.PostMessage.Date := DateToStr(Date);
    nmsmtp1.SendMail;
    MessageDlg('Mail sent OK', mtInformation, [mbOk], 0);
  end
  else
    MessageDlg('NOT connected', mtInformation, [mbOk], 0);
end;

Cheers,

Raymond.

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EpsylonCommented:
Try F. Piette's SMTPCLI component. It includes good examples:

http://www.rtfm.be/fpiette/indexuk.htm


Or try the WinShoes comonent from:

http://www.nevrona.com/main-winshoes.html
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simonetCommented:
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EpsylonCommented:
Ah yes, I already thought I heard footsteps behind me   :o)
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simonetCommented:
I have a long way to go before I even come close to you, Epsylon!
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sagerydAuthor Commented:
Great answer Raymond! But my mailserver requires a password too. How can I send the password?
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sagerydAuthor Commented:
Raymond, I figured it out. The SMTP doesn't need a password, only a correct sender-address. I got it to work. If the user has a modem, will it try to connect?
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sagerydAuthor Commented:
How can I use this with a proxy?

--johan
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rwilson032697Commented:
> If the user has a modem, will it try to connect?

This will depend how your DUN is configured. MS have quite different DUN setups for 95/98/NT/2000 so you will need to consulr the documentation for your appropriate OS.

> How can I use this with a proxy?

Good question. The PAQ may help you:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?ta=delphi&qid=10150125 

Cheers,

Raymond.


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sagerydAuthor Commented:
No...it didn't help...I'll post a new Q about it. Thanx!

--johan
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