Newsletters Archive - 2005

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  Scripting Email in Windows — (16-September-2005)

If you are a DBA working in a Microsoft Windows environment, it is not uncommon 
for the need to send (and sometimes) receive email from within your scripts. 
Many solutions exist for UNIX, but in Windows, your options are limited - until 

Two command-line utilities - "Blat" and "Getmail for Windows" have been 
available for several years and can really make life easy when the requirement 
to send (and receive) email exists in Windows.

I recently put together two articles that can assist those who need to get 
familiar with setting up the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server for 
Windows and another dedicated to getting started with Blat and Getmail for 

Configuring SMTP on Windows

Sending and Receiving Email in Windows From Scripts

Jeffrey M. Hunter
Sr. Database Administrator