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Where is the A5 Mailbox

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  • Where is the A5 Mailbox

    Hi all....... I just recently set up some emails to be sent automatically using the A5 email client. The profile tests fine and can connect. the problem is I can't tell if the emails have been sent or not. In my script, I'm using "email_send(2)" and telling it to save a copy in my box. The problem....... I have no idea where that "box" is.....lol. I thought A5 created a table called a_email.dbf, but I don't see it in my database. I'm sure it's something simple and I'm being a space case but I can't find it. Any knowledge on where to look would be appreciated....

    Thanks,

    Scott

  • #2
    Re: Where is the A5 Mailbox

    There appears to be a_email.dbf under users/username/appdata/alpha software/
    This is using v12
    not sure about v11

    you might do a search on email.dbf to find one
    you can copy the files to a working folder and the tell alpha where it is

    Others may have a better idea since this is not my strongest point
    Dave Mason
    dave@aldadesktop.com
    Skype is dave.mason46

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    • #3
      Re: Where is the A5 Mailbox

      the problem is I can't tell if the emails have been sent or not. In my script, I'm using "email_send(2)"
      you might want to consider in your script
      Code:
      dim result as l
      result = email_send2(......................)
      if result then
      msgbox("Title here", "The email was sent successfully")
      else
      msgbox("Title here", "The email was not sent, because there was a problem")
      end if
      so it pops up a message like I do on the web side.
      edit:
      I see now you are sending automatically, then the above method is not a good suggestion. you might then write out the message to a text file I guess and review that file.
      sorry to rush forward.
      Last edited by GGandhi; 05-19-2016, 04:25 AM.
      thanks for reading

      gandhi

      version 11 3381 - 4096
      mysql backend
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      • #4
        Re: Where is the A5 Mailbox

        look in
        c:\users\your_name\appdata\roaming\alpha software\alpha version number\a_email.dbf
        you will find sent emails.
        I think it is easier for you to append the text file and read it yourself.

        just like dave said but with roaming
        Last edited by GGandhi; 05-19-2016, 07:07 AM.
        thanks for reading

        gandhi

        version 11 3381 - 4096
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        • #5
          Re: Where is the A5 Mailbox

          You Can copy the email.dbf to your working and then set the path in alpha to coincide with the new path.

          I tested and it does work well.
          Dave Mason
          dave@aldadesktop.com
          Skype is dave.mason46

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          • #6
            Re: Where is the A5 Mailbox

            did you use this to see the email reader and look at the outbox?

            email_reader_open()
            Al Buchholz
            Bookwood Systems, LTD
            Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

            Occam's Razor - KISS
            Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
            Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
            When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
            "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
            Albert Einstein

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            • #7
              Re: Where is the A5 Mailbox

              Originally posted by Al Buchholz View Post
              did you use this to see the email reader and look at the outbox?

              email_reader_open()
              amazing, amazingly simple.
              thanks al.
              learned something new today.
              thanks for reading

              gandhi

              version 11 3381 - 4096
              mysql backend
              http://www.alphawebprogramming.blogspot.com
              ggandhi344@gmail.com
              Skype:ggandhi344@gmail.com
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              • #8
                Re: Where is the A5 Mailbox

                Originally posted by GGandhi View Post
                amazing, amazingly simple.
                thanks al.
                learned something new today.
                Then it's a simply wonderful day.

                (there is a lot of functionality in there to be discovered)

                http://wiki.alphasoftware.com/~alpha...ns+and+Methods
                Al Buchholz
                Bookwood Systems, LTD
                Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                Occam's Razor - KISS
                Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                Albert Einstein

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                • #9
                  Re: Where is the A5 Mailbox

                  It is right in the help. I rarely look at the wiki, preferring the help in dev.
                  I prefer to place email.dbf in the folder, then I have a form, browse or whatever to view my way.
                  I then break the actual email up into other fields so it is easily searchable.
                  Dave Mason
                  dave@aldadesktop.com
                  Skype is dave.mason46

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                  • #10
                    Re: Where is the A5 Mailbox

                    Thanks for all the replies guys. I did find it finally within our server software. I made a shortcut to the db and threw a report together to show sent emails. Thanks again guys.....

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                    • #11
                      Re: Where is the A5 Mailbox

                      Remember that all your emails will go there when downloaded. If you work like I do where there are several email accounts for different apps and prefer each to have it's own tables, then you may not want a shared table for all emails.

                      If you are only working with one app, then you have done all that is needed.
                      Dave Mason
                      dave@aldadesktop.com
                      Skype is dave.mason46

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                      • #12
                        Re: Where is the A5 Mailbox

                        If you look at the actions that are available with the reader, you can move emails into different folders or do anything that xbasic allows...
                        Al Buchholz
                        Bookwood Systems, LTD
                        Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                        Occam's Razor - KISS
                        Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                        Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                        When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                        "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                        Albert Einstein

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