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  • Setting Email settings w/xbasic

    Could anyone please tell me how to set email settings with xbasic? I am nervous about allowing the user access to everything in view.settings. Perhaps a way just to present view.settings.email?

    Thank you,

    Gene

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    Re: Setting Email settings w/xbasic

    If you're deploying this as a web app, the user won't even have Alpha Five on their computer to make those changes. There is a lot about email in the documentation and on this forum if you look for it.

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    • #3
      Re: Setting Email settings w/xbasic

      Thanks Chris,

      This is a desktop app. It seems to me that the latest mood-of-the-day is all about web app's. Is the desktop going away or just being ignored these days?

      Regards,

      Gene

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      • #4
        Re: Setting Email settings w/xbasic

        You had posted your question on the web forum, so I assumed you were asking about web apps.

        I know you're newer and not trolling for a passionate response, but there's plenty of vitriolic posts arguing both sides on the forum so I'm not going to add my opinion. Suffice it to say, the key points I think most would agree on are:
        1) there is still a place for desktop apps in some scenarios;
        2) Alpha Five's development software is so enmeshed with desktop application implementation I don't imagine they'll cut out support for it anytime soon;
        3) Alpha Five talks big about still supporting the desktop developer but has by far prioritized recent improvements and feature development on the web and mobile side.

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        • #5
          Re: Setting Email settings w/xbasic

          For all concerned:

          The following works for prompting the user for the information and writing it to the registry in A5V7.

          'debug(1)

          Dim Yourname as C
          Dim Youremail as C
          Dim Username as C
          Dim password as C
          Dim SMTPport as C
          Dim POPport as C
          Dim client_hostname as C
          Dim mail_hostname as C
          Dim SMTPusername as C

          Youremail = email0.value'Taken from the form it's called from

          Yourname = ui_get_text("Your Name?","Your name as you want it seen in your email?","")
          Username = ui_get_text("Your User Name?","Your user name used with your email service?","")
          Password = ui_get_text("Your Password?","Your password used with your email service?","")
          SMTPport = ui_get_text("SMTP?","Your SMTP port number?","465")
          POPport = ui_get_text("POP?","Your POP port number?","995")
          client_hostname = ui_get_text("Your host name?","Your client host name?","")
          mail_hostname = ui_get_text("Your mail name?","Your mail host name?","")
          SMTP_username = ui_get_text("Your SMTP user name?","Your SMTP user name?","")

          UserSettings.dummy = ""

          :registry.load_settings("Init", UserSettings)
          usersettings.email.profiles.profile2.name="Email"

          attach_path = "[appdata_folder]\attachments"
          check_interval = 10
          client_alias = Yourname
          client_hostname = client_hostname
          client_identity = Youremail
          client_password = Password
          client_username = Username
          formatted_send_option = 1
          inbox = "[appdata_folder]\a_email.dbf"
          mail_hostname = mail_hostname
          mark_read = .T.
          name = "email"
          nSMTPAuthSelection = 2
          outbox = ""
          pop_first = .F.
          pop_port = POPport
          POPSecureConnectionType = "SSL"
          receive_autodelete = .F.
          receive_limit = -1
          smtp_password = Password
          smtp_port = SMTPport
          smtp_username = SMTP_username
          SMTPSecureConnectionType = "SSL"
          TimeoutSeconds = 10
          xmailer = ""


          'writes all registry entries read/changed back to the registry.
          :registry.save_settings("init", usersettings)

          'debug(0)

          end

          Regards to all techi's!

          Gene

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