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File Transfer / Email from Home pc  vb6 app.

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I'm looking for a reliable solution to send files from a home pc with internet connection to a server.  Have looked at various email approaches but am trying to keep user input to a minimum ie. the program should be able to detect the internet settings only asking for a username and password.  Is it possible to use Microsoft Internet Transfer Control or WinSock Control for this?  Taking into account that the application should cater for both lan connection (proxy server) and modem connection.
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Microsoft Internet Transfer Control could have
Inet1.AccessType = icDirect
or
Inet1.AccessType = icNamedProxy
or
Inet1.AccessType = icUseDefault

To determinate Proxy settings, just look at
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
keys ProxyEnable, ProxyServer
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Hi plq,

I haven't used XML before, could you elaborate on ur answer a little?  How does the XMLHTTP object handle connecting to the internet and how do I configure a posting acceptor?

Thanks
Claire
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Hi Claire,

XMLHTTP will use your current internet connect
webservice.asp can be a full path. E.g. http://news.bbc.co.uk

Any solution which sends files to the internet requires a posting acceptor. Are you sending to your own server or to an ISP/hosted server ?

If its an ISP they should have given you the syntax to do <form ... action="....."> where action is the posting acceptor. That would replace the "webservice.asp" in my example, or at least thats how I understand it.

Sorry I haven't got any examples available, but theres lots in google - just search for "posting acceptor" or "posting acceptor" "upload a file"

MS article Q217425 might help too.

Thanks
Paul
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