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Re^2: Hyperlinks in Mail::Outlook Module

by BJ_Covert_Action (Beadle)
on Jan 20, 2012 at 04:09 UTC ( #948882=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Hyperlinks in Mail::Outlook Module
in thread Hyperlinks in Mail::Outlook Module

I actually have a somewhat separate question related to that. Initially, I tried to use MIME:Lite. However, I couldn't get the mail server to configure correctly. My current mail server, according to my Outlook account settings is listed as:outlook.mycompany.corp ... I took that to mean that the mail server is a Microsoft Exchange server. Does SMTP work with an exchange server?


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Re^3: Hyperlinks in Mail::Outlook Module
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 20, 2012 at 07:03 UTC

    That's how I've done it in the past.

    But I like your Win32::OLE solution, I may do some messing with that myself.

    J.C.

Re^3: Hyperlinks in Mail::Outlook Module
by wwe (Friar) on Jan 20, 2012 at 13:08 UTC
    It's not such easy to find out a right Exchange server nowerdays. Starting with Exchange 2007 you clients connects to a CAS or Mailbox Server which may or may not be colocated with a HUB server which has an SMTP instance running. In addition the HUB server may reject SMTP mail due to security. The best way would be to ask your Exchange admin what is the best way to send Emails from your application.

    I would also prefer not to use Outlook if don't have to. Using a usual SMTP mail module allows you to run the application without Outlook installed and maybe even move to another operating system without rewriting the application. And there is one error source less in the process.

      I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment regarding the utility of cutting Outlook out of the loop. However, it's important to remember that, often, folks like me are doing a lot of their perl hacking in an office environment where they don't necessarily have the authority to configure an SMTP server themselves. So, for now, my hands are tied to using the OS and e-mail environment that my company has handed down.

        Hi BJ_Covert_Action

        don't get me wrong. Most of the time you don't need to configure/set up your own SMTP Server. Exchane is a fully standart compilant SMTP server which you can use with perl. And most of the time you din't need to change anything you only need to ask you mail admin(and may be firewall admin) for right settings. I don't know how you comany is handling such requests from my experience most of time you will be allowed to use the current architecture.

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