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How to use Mail() without send click

Hi,

When I use Mail(), I need to click on send. Is there anyway you can skip that? I am using script and I like to be able to mail go through without send clicking. Also, how do you change the Mail() default.

 

Thanks

Adam

 

 

 

 

 

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txnelson
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Re: How to use Mail() without send click

I am assuming you are running in a Macintosh environment.  It is that environment the help files indicate:

"(Macintosh) Creates an e-mail in the user’s Mail application. The user must click Send in the e-mail".

 

So I assume, the work around will require you to build an appropriate batch file, and then use Run Program(), to execute the mail program on your system.

Jim
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Re: How to use Mail() without send click

Thanks Jim. I do have Mac machine. Can you be more specific about  batch file? When I run JMP script, I get the prompt to click send.

 

Best regards,

Adam

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Re: How to use Mail() without send click


@txnelson wrote:

I am assuming you are running in a Macintosh environment.  It is that environment the help files indicate:

"(Macintosh) Creates an e-mail in the user’s Mail application. The user must click Send in the e-mail".

 

So I assume, the work around will require you to build an appropriate batch file, and then use Run Program(), to execute the mail program on your system.



Thanks Jim. I do have Mac machine. Can you be more specific about  batch file? When I run JMP script, I get the prompt to click send.

 

Best regards,

Adam

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txnelson
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Re: How to use Mail() without send click

You will need to go to your mail program and find out how to run it in a batch mode.  Then, you can go to the Scripting Index and learn how to use Run Program() to execute the batch Mail program

Jim
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Re: How to use Mail() without send click

Thanks Jim.

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Re: How to use Mail() without send click

Hi Jim,

 

I was able to change the setting in apple Mail and put Microsoft Outlook for reading the mail as default. When I run JMP script, it does not attach the powerpoint file o email body. The powerpoint file was attached when apple Mail was used earlier. I am still trying to learn how to do mail batch per your suggestion.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

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txnelson
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Re: How to use Mail() without send click

My recollection is that you have to pass additional parameters to the command stream to attach a document.  Best of luck on your investigation

Jim
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Re: How to use Mail() without send click

Hi Jim,

I was able to write a Python script to send the email and use RunProgram to exceute Python script. It works now. Thanks for your help.

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rwright
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Re: How to use Mail() without send click

I hope it's not too late to weigh in on this.

 

Way back when I worked for the state of Texas, I was asked to generate something like 45 emails a week to managers around the state, each one of which was an HTML form that was essentially a sophisticated time sheet for their employees. Managers were to verify/correct and then send them back. I asked for a server (could have used an already existing SAS server - all generation and processing was done using SAS), but was denied. So I was forced to do all this through my email (Outlook) account. Originally Outlook would allow me to batch send these, but when we updated, the Outlook api/server required a manual verification of every batch to be sent. This was in place for some 2 1/2 years and survived 2 or 3 audits (with dings). Only mentioning this because even given a python, or any other script, you might be blocked from mass emailing by the server.