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Old 11-09-2004, 06:38 PM   #1
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Sending e-mails via a C++ program


How do I send an e-mail comprised of a char *buffer from a C++ program in Linux?


Edit: I don't care if I have to use a external program (such as sendmail). In fact, I'd prefer not having a library do it (unless it is easier, and the library isn't some propritary thing).

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Old 11-09-2004, 06:42 PM   #2
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"mail user@address\nthis is a subject\nthis is the message body\n^d"

Where the ^d is EOF.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 07:38 PM   #3
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That requires sendmail to be active.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 09:06 PM   #4
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Well yeah, you said you didn't mind if you had to use sendmail

If you're planning on doing MX lookups and SMTP communication directly in your C++ program then that's an entirely different monster.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 04:02 PM   #5
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Alright. I am trying to use the library jwSMTP (http://jwsmtp.sourceforge.net). I am trying to use MX lookup instead of smtp, but it is not working, got any ideas?

Code:
mailer mail(true);
mail.addrecipient("myemail@linuxmail.org");
mail.setsender("myname@localhost");
mail.setsubject("subject of mail");
mail.setmessage("Plain text message body");
mail.setserver("ns5.zoneedit.com");

mail.send( );

printf("<br><br>%s",mail.response().c_str());
It prints this response: 451 Requested action aborted: No MX records ascertained

???
 
Old 11-10-2004, 04:09 PM   #6
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You can't use MX lookup in place of SMTP. They're 2 completely different things. An MX lookup just tells you the name of the mail server for a given domain. SMTP is the protocol used to communicate with that mail server. You'll need to do both an MX lookup and then connect to the mail server that the lookup tells you, then use SMTP to communicate with that mail server and send the message.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 09:56 PM   #7
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I want to find some c++ libs to send emails:

besides jwSMTP,what others are available?

would you please give some suggestion.

since I have google it, not find some good libs.

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