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Old May 18th, 2004, 11:03 AM
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Default Attaching a string to an e-mail

Hi All,

I am writing an application to send e-mails. This application will be send attachments which will be created on the fly. I have successfully been able to write the attachment as a file out to the hard drive, then upload that file into the e-mail using CDONTS.

This strikes me as being a very clunky way to approach this problem as it involves disk IO which consumes resources and slows my application down in the long run.

So, can anyone suggest a way that I can directly attach a file created in memory onto an e-mail.

Thank you.
Old May 19th, 2004, 12:28 AM
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First thing is how big is the content that you want to send as mail body? If not huge, construct a string variable and store the values in it. Then send that as mail body.

That should work for you.


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Old May 19th, 2004, 09:40 AM
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Hi Vijay,

Thanks for the post. My ultimate goal is a bit more complex than the original post may have led you to believe. Eventually, I want to be able to create a PDF on the fly (though an engine) then save its binary information in a PDF file and attach the file to an e-mail without ever actually creating a file on the hard drive.


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