1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 7, 2006 6:38 PM by Newsgroup_User

    how to send a file via e-mail with director

    Opera Rat Level 1
      Is it even possible to have a button in a free-standing projector that would send a file via e-mail, or open up an e-mail program and have the file attached and addressed? Or is it possible to put a file on a server? Of course, both of these methods would alert the user and ask for their permission.
        • 1. Re: how to send a file via e-mail with director
          Level 7
          To just open the user's email program, you can use the standard lingo:

          goToNetPage(mailto:name@address.com)

          That approach is kind of annoying because it actually opens an empty
          browser window then the user's email program. I don't think you can use
          that approach to send attachments though.

          A much better way is the fabulous DirectEmail xtra from DirectXtras.
          Check out their site:
          http://www.directxtras.com/demail_home.asp?UUID=1217348

          DirectEmail can do everything you are asking for (and more). It is
          cross-platform, shockwave safe, can handle text or HTML email, can do
          attachments, can use a mail server or not, and is really easy to use.

          The same company makes DirectFTP which you can get from:
          http://www.directxtras.com/DFTP_home.asp?UUID=1217348

          DirectFTP can put files onto an FTP site with a minimum of fuss. I have
          used both on quite a few occasions and they rock. You can actually
          write a full-fledged email or ftp program with those xtras and Director.