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  • forskare
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    Re: Runtime Email

    Scott & Gabe,

    Thank you for your explanations.

    kenn

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  • G Gabriel
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    Re: Runtime Email

    Originally posted by forskare View Post
    not all using the same email client?
    The recipient's email client is of no consequence.
    If you could send it, even that hairy caveman using that Palm Pilot or IPod or whatever it is he is using, he too will get it, and neither he nor anybody else could tell which email client you used to send. You could send it with a pigeon, and he couldn't tell that either. All he knows, he got it, from you but how? He doesn't know and he doesn't care. Just don't call him a caveman, that gets his blood boiling.
    P.S.
    What I said is not entirely 100% accurate. It is possible, occasionally, to be able to tell what email client the sender used, but again, it is of no consequence.

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  • Scott Emerick
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    Re: Runtime Email

    Hi Ken,

    The EMAIL_SMTP_SEND() function sends a message through a SMTP mail server. This function, along with EMAIL_SMTP_OPEN()and EMAIL_SMTP_CLOSE(), will allow you to send email from a computer that does not have an Alpha Five email profile.

    or

    EMAIL_CLIENT_EXTERNAL() opens the default email client and fills in any of the optional arguments that you specify. The default email client is typically Eudora, Netscape Mail, Outlook Express, etc.

    Scott

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  • forskare
    started a topic Runtime Email

    Runtime Email

    How does one set up a button to email a report when the app will go to numerous people not all using the same email client?

    I've searched using various words but found no answers.

    Thanks,

    Ken
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