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E-mail is almost as essential as the computer to the modern business world. To send messages, however, users must switch from their current application to the e-mail application. Not only is this annoying, cumbersome and time-consuming, it's completely unnecessary. As PowerBuilder programmers we can use the MAPI (mail application program interface) facilities that are built into the language to provide e-mail capabilities directly into our application. If you're fortunate enough to work for someone who uses EAServer, you can even use PowerBuilder to create a centralized mail server, thus providing almost unlimited power in communications. It doesn't take a lot of imagination to begin to see some advantages. One could have error messages automatically e-mailed to an account that collects and sends them to the appropriate maintenance programmers. This way you don't ... (more)

Add the Power of E-mail to Your Applications

E-mail is almost as essential as the computer to the modern business world. To send messages, however, users must switch from their current application to the e-mail application. Not only is this annoying, cumbersome and time-consuming, it's completely unnecessary. As PowerBuilder programmers we can use the MAPI (mail application program interface) facilities that are built into the language to provide e-mail capabilities directly into our application. If you're fortunate enough to work for someone who uses EAServer, you can even use PowerBuilder to create a centralized mail ser... (more)

E-Mail Reports for Greater Felexibility

In the September 2000 issue of PBDJ (Vol.7, issue 9) I showed you how to add an e-mail window to your client/server applications. We built an NVO that controlled your MAPI session and created a window that would send e-mail to a recipient. Good stuff, but not really earth shattering, since most users can bring up their e-mail session through Windows with a single mouse click. It was, however, a start that introduced you to the MAPI functions and built a reusable object to control the user's e-mail session. Now I'll show you how to use the NVO to add some very practical and useful... (more)

Add the Power of E-mail to Your Applications

E-mail is almost as essential as the computer to the modern business world. To send messages, however, users must switch from their current application to the e-mail application. Not only is this annoying, cumbersome and time-consuming, it's completely unnecessary. As PowerBuilder programmers we can use the MAPI (mail application program interface) facilities that are built into the language to provide e-mail capabilities directly into our application. If you're fortunate enough to work for someone who uses EAServer, you can even use PowerBuilder to create a centralized mail ser... (more)

Add the Power of E-Mail to Your Applications

E-mail is almost as essential as the computer to the modern business world. To send messages, however, users must switch from their current application to the e-mail application. Not only is this annoying, cumbersome and time-consuming, it's completely unnecessary. As PowerBuilder programmers we can use the MAPI (mail application program interface) facilities that are built into the language to provide e-mail capabilities directly into our application. If you're fortunate enough to work for someone who uses EAServer, you can even use PowerBuilder to create a centralized mail ser... (more)