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Email Reply-To header - How to set it?

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  • Email Reply-To header - How to set it?

    Web app on 5667.

    An app I'm working on sends emails via a Notification@myApp.com address. I need to be able to set the reply-to header in these emails so that when the user reply's to them they don't come back to Notification@myApp.com but are sent to the address in the reply-to header.

    I'm currently using email_send_noprofile() to handle my emails. How can I set it here? If I can't I'm open to other suggestions.

    Alpha's documentation on the method I'm using:Click me.

    Thanks in advance.


    For those interested in this issue here's a stack overflow post on the subject: Click me.
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    Re: Email Reply-To header - How to set it?

    I think you can just set the header to:

    Reply-To: myemail@myemail.com

    But I have never done it this way myself. (I always use a profile or I use Mandrill/Sparkpost)

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    • #3
      Re: Email Reply-To header - How to set it?

      Great...but what I'm asking is how? In Alpha's documentation of this method I don't see this parameter.

      Sample email_send_noprofile() code...
      Code:
              dim p as p
      	dim p.hasError as l = .f.
      	dim p.errorText as c = ""
      	dim rs as p
      	dim pSmtpSettings as p
      	dim pMesssageSettings as p
      	dim secureMode as c = "TLS"
      	dim whatMessage as c = ""
      	
      	'e-mail account details
      	dim sender as c = "Notifications@myApp.com"
      	dim senderName as c = "My App Notifications"
      	dim password as c = "1234ABCD"
      		
      	'receiver detail
      	dim send_to as c = recipient
      
      	whatMessage = message
      
              'create sender server parms
      	pSmtpSettings.smtp_server = "smtp-mail.outlook.com"
      	pSmtpSettings.smtp_username = sender
      	pSmtpSettings.smtp_password = password
      	pSmtpSettings.smtp_port = 587
      	
      	'create the message detail
      	pMesssageSettings.message = whatMessage
      	pMesssageSettings.html_message = whatMessage
      	pMesssageSettings.send_to = send_to
      	pMesssageSettings.subject = subject
      	pMesssageSettings.attachments = ""
      	pMesssageSettings.cc = ""
      	pMesssageSettings.bcc = ""
      	pMesssageSettings.lRelated = .f.
      	pMesssageSettings.ReturnReceipt = .f.
      	pMesssageSettings.from = sender
      	pMesssageSettings.from_alias = senderName
      	
      	'Send user eMail		
      	rs = email_send_noprofile(pSmtpSettings,pMesssageSettings,secureMode)
      
              if rs.error = .f.
      		'email sent successfully	
      		exit function
      	else 	
      		'email failed
      		p.hasError = .t.
      		LogIt("Failed to send email. Subject: " + subject + "   Recipient: " + recipient)
      		exit function
      	end if
      Mike Brown - Contact Me
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      • #4
        Re: Email Reply-To header - How to set it?

        It is a part of the header of the email, so ...

        pmMessageSettings.headers = "Reply-To: myemail@myemail.com"

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        • #5
          Re: Email Reply-To header - How to set it?

          That didn't seem to have any effect. After receiving a test email I sent (after adding this code line) I replied and it just replied to my notifications email that originally sent it.
          Mike Brown - Contact Me
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          • #6
            Re: Email Reply-To header - How to set it?

            I am not sure I have the coding exactly right, I just know that the reply to goes in the header based on a quick internet search.

            You might search the web a bit to see how to properly format the reply to in the header in case I got it wrong.

            You could also send an email to yourself with a reply to setup (outside of alpha or from a different profile or whatever) then inspect the header of the email you receive to get the right coding.

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            • #7
              Re: Email Reply-To header - How to set it?

              Note: If you look at the Alpha Documentation, it says in the header section that it is used for reply-to, but it doesn't have an example, maybe ping the Alpha documentation people to see if they can fix that ...

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              • #8
                Re: Email Reply-To header - How to set it?

                Originally posted by lgrupido View Post
                Note: If you look at the Alpha Documentation, it says in the header section that it is used for reply-to, but it doesn't have an example, maybe ping the Alpha documentation people to see if they can fix that ...
                Thanks Larry. Didn't see that part. I'll reach out to them.
                Mike Brown - Contact Me
                Programmatic Technologies, LLC
                Programmatic-Technologies.com
                Independent Developer & Consultant

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                • #9
                  Re: Email Reply-To header - How to set it?

                  Found the problem (and before I contacted Alpha ...thankfully).

                  Was a simple typo. Below is in fact the correct syntax.

                  Code:
                  pMesssageSettings.headers = "Reply-To: myemail@email.com"
                  Thanks again Larry for your help.
                  Mike Brown - Contact Me
                  Programmatic Technologies, LLC
                  Programmatic-Technologies.com
                  Independent Developer & Consultant

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