My epic app (DMX 2004) is in the final stages and I'm stuck
again, I'm sorry to say.
The app allows users to browse a catalogue of items and add
them to a basket. Once the user is happy they can create their
order, including their details, which I've loaded into a sprite,
using the HTML property, AND saved to a file on the users local
Great. Now I need to get it to us. As part of the final
ordering process I create a 'real' HTML file and use Dir to open
this using goToNetPage, which contains the order itself and
whatever else I want. What I need now is a way in which the user
automatically send the order file to our email address. As I
understand it, the mailto tag 'attachment' rarely works and is
considered a security risk in any case.
What are my options? I have a file on the users hard drive
that is a nicely formatted order and I need to get it emailed to us
in the simplest (for the user) way possible.
The DirectEmail xtra looks like a good fit for you.
Here is a clip from their website:
DirectEmail is a cross-platform, easy to use Scripting Xtra
Macromedia Director, Authorware and Shockwave that provides
with the ability to reliably send e-mails, send faxes as well
validate e-mail addresses.
Emails can be sent in either plain text or rich HTML format,
languages, and can include file attachments.
Er... thanks (am I the only one seeing multiple posts here?)
Unfortunately, my boss, a certain E. Scrooge, refuses to pay
for any more software this year (even this reasonable price) so
that's not an option. Regardless, I still have concerns over
compatibility and so will probably go with a 'manual' attachment
method along with printing and faxing options. Thanks anyway.