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Emailing A Report Won't work

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    Emailing A Report Won't work

    Hi All

    I am running Alpha Anywhere Developer Version Build 4077.

    I recently upgraded our 2 computer network to new computers. Both the older and newer computers are running Windows 10 and both use Outlook 365 for email.

    Since the upgrade, I cannot send a PDF report by email. I tells me "Either there is no default mail client or the current mail client cannot fulfill the messaging request." and suggests I open Outlook and set it as the default mail client.

    I have checked and Alpha Anywhere is set to use the default client and Outlook is set as the default mail client. I also checked our older computers. We are running the same version of Alpha Anywhere on the newer and older computers and the newer computers have the email settings set the same way as the older computers do. It worked fine on the older computers.

    Does anyone have a suggestion?



    Re: Emailing A Report Won't work

    check to be sure the pop3 settings have not changed, and check that you have permissions, in your security settings in windows
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      Re: Emailing A Report Won't work

      Thanks for the suggestions Martin. Both are good ideas.

      I checked that the Outlook settings are the same for both the older and newer computers and they are. I also checked permissions in my firewall and then temporarily turned off the firewall and it still won't work.

      Does anyone have another suggestion?


        Re: Emailing A Report Won't work

        any chance you can run your desktop application in windows 8 compatibility mode? I doubt it will make any difference but that's my go to when windows 10 is involved, you'll either get the same exact msg OR it will work. Of course there is always the next rabbit hole microsoft will send you down in search of things that used to work...while both PC's were running 10 perhaps there is an update on one that is not present on the other
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            Re: Emailing A Report Won't work

            along with the message I just responded to, at a quick glance, this looks like some sort of incompatibility between Alpha and outlook 365.

            Is anyone else running outlook 365 as a default e-mail client and alpha v12?

            As I said in my post to the other e-mail problem, we have transitioned to SMTP e-mail which we can control a bit more closely.



              Re: Emailing A Report Won't work

              I am with Tom. Having been through the entire emailing process ad nauseum, smtp methods are the only way to go. It takes some setup but is the only truly reliable method. I am sure I have posted code for rock solid smtp email methods before.
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                Re: Emailing A Report Won't work


                If not,

                here is one I keep as a code snippet:

                DIM pm as P
                msg_text = 'body of the message goes here
                pm.from = mail_from  'who is sending the e-mail
                pm.from_alias = 'if you want an alias name in the "From"
       = mail_to  'a valid e-mail address
                pm.subject = 'what you want your subject to be
       = ""				'mail_cc
                pm.bcc = ""
                pm.message = msg_text
                if email_smtp_open(ps,[COLOR="#FF0000"]your e-mail server address[/COLOR],25,"[COLOR="#008000"]a valid e-mail account[/COLOR]","[COLOR="#0000CD"]that e-mail's password[/COLOR]")
                                'Header text is what you want to the message box header to be
                  	ui_msg_box([COLOR="#800080"]Header text[/COLOR],"Problem! - There is a Problem with the SMTP Email"+crlf()+"No e-mail was sent to "+mail_to)
                end if
                Hope this helps...

                be sure your antivirus understands that Alpha program is sending e-mails, or else it will prevent it.

                We had an issue with McAfee

                Last edited by Tom Henkel; 09-10-2019, 08:40 AM.


                  Re: Emailing A Report Won't work

                  I had this error message happening on one user's SurfacePro in a networked Alpha Five v12 application re the Alpha Send dropdown, but it was working for other computers on the same network. My research concluded that the issue in this case was that the version of Outlook on the SurfacePro was installed as a 64bit version, which no longer accepts the MAPI SendDocument request used by the Alpha Send dropdown. The Alpha 'Email_Client_External' function uses a different more advanced MAPI request that is still supported by 64bit Outlook, and so I have had to provide a button that uses the 'Email_Client_External' function for this user to now successfully be able to send emails via Outlook 64bit. I am in the process of updating my whole application to only use this function and remove the Send dropdown from the front end!