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Question:

How do you send email attachments through an ASP page?


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Answer: The CDONTS mail object can be used to send email attachments - it contains a method named AttachFile. The file you wish to attach must exist on the Web server (or be accessible on a remote machine by the IUSR_MachineName account) and the IUSR_MachineName must have Read permission on the file you wish to attach. Furthermore, you must know the file's physical path.

The AttachFile method can be used like:

CDONTS_Object.AttachFile(Physical_Path_to_File, English_Name_For_File)

Below is a sample script (written by Rob Taylor) that sends an email attachment:

<%
  Option Explicit

  Dim objMail
  Set objMail = Server.CreateObject("CDONTS.NewMail")

  objMail.From = "friend@somewhere.com"
  objMail.Subject = "A message TO you"
  objMail.AttachFile("d:\images\pic.gif")
  objMail.To = "someone@someplace.com"
  objMail.Body = "This is the body of the Message"
  objMail.Send

  Response.write("Mail was Sent")

  'You should always do this with CDONTS.
  set objMail = nothing
%>

If you attempt to attach a file that does not exist you will receive an Unspecified Error error message...

For more information on using CDONTS, be sure to check out the article Sending Emails in ASP Using CDONTS. You can also check out a live demo of the above script.

Happy Programming!


FAQ posted by Scott Mitchell at 9/24/2000 1:14:13 AM to the Email category. This FAQ has been viewed 111,649 times.

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