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Sending email via an smtp gateway server with actionscript

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I know how to call an asp page with values, but what would the asp code parameters need to look like to send an email using an smtp gateway server?
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This is for using asp.net which is the similar to asp only better, if you haven't already tried sp.net then do it's a lot better and easer to code: download and install Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition free from: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/vwd/download/ it's got code prompting and is dead easy to use ;0)

You can use a defualt smtp gateway like so:

 'Create an instance of the MailMessage class
  Dim objMM as New MailMessage()

  'Set the properties - send the email to the person who filled out the
  'feedback form.
  objMM.To = "webmaster@yoursite.com"
  objMM.From = txtEmail.Text

  'If you want to CC this email to someone else, uncomment the line below
  'objMM.Cc = "someone@someaddress.com"

  'If you want to BCC this email to someone else, uncomment the line below
  'objMM.Bcc = "someone@someaddress.com"

  'Send the email in text format
  objMM.BodyFormat = MailFormat.Text
  '(to send HTML format, change MailFormat.Text to MailFormat.Html)

  'Set the priority - options are High, Low, and Normal
  objMM.Priority = MailPriority.Normal

  'Set the subject
  objMM.Subject = "4GuysFromRolla.com - Feedback"

  'Set the body
  objMM.Body = "At " + DateTime.Now + " feedback was sent from an ASP.NET " & _
               "Web page.  Below you will find the feedback message " & _
               "send by " & txtName.Text & "." & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & _
               "---------------------------------------" & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & _
               txtMessage.Text & vbCrLf

 
  'Specify to use the default Smtp Server
  SmtpMail.SmtpServer = ""
 
  'Now, to send the message, use the Send method of the SmtpMail class
  SmtpMail.Send(objMM)

See: http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/webtech/080801-1.shtml

If your using .net version 2 you have to update the code to:

       'Create an instance of the MailMessage class
        Dim objMM As New System.Net.Mail.MailMessage
       
        ' Get the reply address from the web page form
        Dim ad As New System.Net.Mail.MailAddress("No@Reply.com")
       
        ' Set the a varible to be used in defining the SmtpClient
        Dim SmtpMail As New System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient()
       
       'This object stores the authentication values
        Dim basicAuthenticationInfo As New System.Net.NetworkCredential()
       
       'Put your own, or your ISPs, mail server name onthis next line
        SmtpMail.Host = "localhost"
 
        SmtpMail.Credentials = basicAuthenticationInfo
       
        ' Set the properties - send the email to me
        objMM.To.Add("me@hotmail.com")
       
        ' Set the reply addess to the e-mail address of who ever filled out the form
        objMM.From = ad

        ' Send the email in text format
        objMM.IsBodyHtml = False

        ' Set the priority - options are High, Low, and Normal
        objMM.Priority = System.Net.Mail.MailPriority.Normal

        ' Set the subject
        objMM.Subject = "4GuysFromRolla.com - Feedback"

        ' Set the body ...BNo idea if the body part is ok as not sure what this vbCrLf ment to do quite
        objMM.Body = "At " + DateTime.Now + " feedback was sent from an ASP.NET " & _
               "Web page.  Below you will find the feedback message " & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & _
               "---------------------------------------" & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & _
              FeedBackTxtBox.Text & vbCrLf
 
        ' Specify to use the default Smtp Server
       SmtpMail.Host = "localhost"

        ' Now, to send the message
        SmtpMail.Send(objMM)

Hope that’s helps....do you mind me asking how you are passing values to your asp page? I found it to be a pain with flash so be interested in knowing your method ?
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by:cbittner
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rabidlemming - I am using the following Flash format to POST my variables:
loadVariables("sendEmail.aspx", _level0.loginVars_mc, "POST");
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by:Rawdon Hume
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how are you catching the variables with the aspx page are using Request.Form("") code to pass the values, lol your asking the question and here I am asking you a question ...did my help in the post above prove any useful to you?

I always used Request.QueryString("") to pass values through the url but been plagued with issues as doesn’t support a lot of symbols or characters so that’s why I’m interested in your method lol
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by:cbittner
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Hey that is what makes for a fun dynamic exchange. Yes I am using the below, I write it out to confirm the values. Not that I use getURL in Flash when I use the following so I can see the output, once I am convinced the aspx page is working I go back to using the loadVariables function.

<% response.Write("email Addy: " + request.Form("emailaddy") + "   more info: " + request.Form("moreinfo") ) %>
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yer i spent many waited hours trying to pass values through the url only to find it wasn't all that reliable, I then discovered the advantages to using .sendAndLoad action script lol see here:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Dot_Net/ASP_DOT_NET/Q_21924273.html

Really you or Dushan911  should have the points from that link as it was his link and this post that lead me to http://www.kirupa.com/developer/actionscript/forms_database.htm and gave me the idea of using Request.Form("") over Request.QueryString("")

so thanks for your help....btw how did you get on with your problem lol ?
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I ended up using the sendAndLoad, all is good thanks for everyones help.
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