Sending an email (or "saveable" message) WITHOUT an SMTP server?
Posted on 2005-05-10
I'm looking to send emails (or a text message that can be saved) to personnel using Visual Basic. We have several test systems running that are programmed in Visual Basic. I would like to send a daily (or other timed) update to selected people. Currently, I use NET SEND and it pops up a message, but this message is easily cancelled, deleted, etc. An email would be more appropriate. I've sent emails in the past using an SMTP server and using the MAPI commands. I'm wondering if there is another way to do this without an SMTP service. The reason for this is that we use Lotus Notes on most of our PCs, but our test computers do not have (and we don't want it) any email clients on them. IS there another way to send an email without having to log in to an email server somewhere? We're using Windows 2000 or Windows XP on most of our systems. Also, we use VB6, but if necessary, can switch to VB.net.