smtp emailing - aspemail, vsemail, other dlls... - 08-10-2004 , 03:36 AM
I am setting up emailing for an all Access contact management app and
DO NOT want to use Outlook.
Aspemail.dll (aspemail.com) works fine, but...
Unless you pay the licence fee for the premium features, you cannot
access a smtp host that requires authentication with username and
However, I seem to be able to use mail.btinternet.com as the host
smtp.btinternet.com) for outgoing mail.
This raises various issues:
1. Using mail.btinternet.com hardcoded into the app is risky as,
because of spam, btinternet.com is unlikely to allow that to continue
2. btinternet has merged with yahoo, so may cease to exist altogether
in the forseeable future.
3. There is also a possibility that I can use btinternet.com on my
development pc (I used to use btinternet.com as my isp until I went
broadband) but not on user's machines.
4. Using any other smtp host would have the same issues as
Therefore, what alternatives to using aspemail?
I know that some people use vsemail (indy project), but it comes as a
compilable kit in delphi, and I can't compile that... Any one got a
distributable dll that I can use that gets around the username and
Any other suggestions
Re: smtp emailing - aspemail, vsemail, other dlls... - 08-10-2004 , 02:20 PM
Answering myself, there is a dll available from ostrosoft.com that
does similar things to aspemail that is cheaper in terms of licensing.
I have yet to test it fully and will post full results as and when.
To get a look, go to the following url:
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