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I have an XP machine; I know PHP and some other languages, but I'm not familiar (at all) with VB... I need to monitor a folder for a new file. When a new file appears in that folder, the script will attach it to an email and send it to an address. I've Googled around and found a script that should do something like this... Well, I modified two scripts to do the two things I need it to do (watch a folder for a new file, then attach that file as an attachment and email). Part of a script is copied below - I set it up just to test the email part.


>	Set objMessage = CreateObject("CDO.Message")
objMessage.Subject = "Example CDO Message"
objMessage.From = "******@**********.com"
objMessage.To = "******@**********.com"
objMessage.TextBody = "This is a received fax."
objMessage.AddAttachment "c:\Received Faxes\test_received_fax.txt"

'==This section provides the configuration information for the remote SMTP server.

objMessage.Configuration.Fields.Item _
("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusing") = 2

'Name or IP of Remote SMTP Server
objMessage.Configuration.Fields.Item _
("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserver") = "###.##.##.###"

'Type of authentication, NONE, Basic (Base64 encoded), NTLM
objMessage.Configuration.Fields.Item _
("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpauthenticate") = Basic

'Your UserID on the SMTP server
objMessage.Configuration.Fields.Item _
("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusername") = "******+******.com"

'Your password on the SMTP server
objMessage.Configuration.Fields.Item _
("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendpassword") = "*****"

'Server port (typically 25)
objMessage.Configuration.Fields.Item _
("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserverport") = 26

'Use SSL for the connection (False or True)
objMessage.Configuration.Fields.Item _
("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpusessl") = True

'Connection Timeout in seconds (the maximum time CDO will try to establish a connection to the SMTP server)
objMessage.Configuration.Fields.Item _
("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpconnectiontimeout") = 60


'==End remote SMTP server configuration section==


However, when I run that script, I receive the following error:

Script: C:\send_email_vbs.vbs

Line: 44

Char: 5

Error: The server rejected the sender address. The server response was: 550 Access denied - Invalid HELO name (See RFD281

Code: 8004020E

Source: (null)


Any help? I've tested different ports, Yes or No to SSL, etc, so I'm not sure it's a settings issue (i.e. I think it may be more of a code issue, not a settings issue). Thanks!

Edited by WxGuy1

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Oops -- too late to edit. I've tried a bunch of different ports (i.e. 25, 26, etc). I copy/pasted the above after experimenting a bit, but the problem does not lie in the port number (which has since been set back to 25). Thanks agains!

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I found this on a google search:




I am afraid I don't know any VB, so am not sure that is even along the right lines of what you are looking for.


Thanks for the reply. I think I've found a little utility that will make it a bit easier. Haven't tried it yet, but is sounds like it'll work. OSSMTP, in case any others end up wondering the same.

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