Author Topic: smtp & vb6  (Read 3087 times)

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Ron Heigh

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smtp & vb6
« on: February 27, 2004, 09:04:10 AM »
I need to include an SMTP server into one of my VB programs to email the company when ever the program is run.  This is strictly INHOUSE software, so I wouldn't really call it spyware.  The email needs to be sent without the user knowing.
Has anybody explored this route before that they would care to share with me?

Kind Regards, Ron

TR

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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2004, 01:11:26 AM »
I've never actually tried to send email from VB6 but couldn't you use the VB winsock control and send a message to a certian address?

Ron Heigh

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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2004, 01:17:30 PM »
When I tried to use the Winsock option, I kept getting the default email client opening.
I'm more interested in an alternative like a hackers backdoor would use to relay ip and location data to its creator.
Don't mistake my intentions though.  I am in no way planning on writing any sort of hacking/virus application.  I simply want to receive a message any time somebody uses my software.  Regardless of whether they are sitting at the computer beside me, or in an office on the other side of the city.

TR

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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2004, 01:32:15 PM »
A little googling returned this. Good luck.

Ron Heigh

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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2004, 06:53:51 PM »
Damb, now I gotta read.  Is there a Canadian version so I don't have to translate from American, eh?
:P

Thanks for your help.

Ron Heigh

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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2004, 12:12:54 PM »
Thank you for the link.
I now have created my own telnet smtp emailer.