Domains and Sitecontrol

I am looking for help with a sendmail problem on my site and do not really know where to go for help. Is there online assistance available through a forum or tech support?

Re: Domains and Sitecontrol

@terry6 wrote:

I am looking for help with a sendmail problem on my site and do not really know where to go for help. Is there online assistance available through a forum or tech support?

Verizon blocks port 25 for residential outbound connections. All mail must go through their servers. So SMPT straight to the web is not going to work. You may be able to set ther server up as a forwarder. Depending on what your site is trying to do, you may be able to use CDO_SYS. But Verizon has becone very restrictive regarding scripting and what can be don wit a residential account.

I have used this script as part of a program that reads text reports that are dumped to a file through a scheduler. Uses someone elses server. Verizon's. Why are you running sendmail on a residential connections. Sendmail is a SMPT server application which violates the TOS.

File Name. sendRPT.vbs

'It does work on Vista, Windows 7, 2003 and should work fine on 2008 with no SMTP server running.
'Remote server works and has been proven with authentication though Verizon.'

   ' Sends email from remote SMTP service using CDO_SYS objects
    ' Manually define server information in define server section.
   ' Usage:
   '   sendRPT -t <to> -f <from> -s "<subject>" -r "<Report file name & path>"
   '   sendRPT [-help|-?]

   Option Explicit
   On Error Resume Next

   Dim objSendMail, oArgs, ArgNum
   Dim strTo, strFrom, strSubject, strBody, strRPT

   ' Set up command line arguments.

   Set oArgs = WScript.Arguments
   ArgNum = 0

   While ArgNum < oArgs.Count
      Select Case LCase(oArgs(ArgNum))
         Case "-to","-t":
            ArgNum = ArgNum + 1
            strTo = oArgs(ArgNum)
         Case "-from","-f":
            ArgNum = ArgNum + 1
            strFrom = oArgs(ArgNum)
         Case "-subject","-s":
            ArgNum = ArgNum + 1
            strSubject = oArgs(ArgNum)
         Case "-RPT","-r":
            ArgNum = ArgNum + 1
            strRPT = oArgs(ArgNum)
         Case "-help","-?":
            Call DisplayUsage
         Case Else:
            Call DisplayUsage
      End Select
      ArgNum = ArgNum + 1


   If oArgs.Count=0 Or strTo="" Or strFrom="" Or _
         strSubject="" Or strRPT="" Then
      Call DisplayUsage
' This line calls the ReadFile() function to read the page contents.
strBody = ReadFile(strRPT)

' This function opens a file and returns the contents of the file.
Function ReadFile(txtFile)
 Dim txtTemp, objFS, objFL
 Set objFS = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
 Set objFL = objFS.OpenTextFile(txtFile)
 Do While Not objFL.AtEndOfStream
  txtTemp = txtTemp & objFL.ReadLine
  txtTemp = txtTemp & vbCrLf
 Set objFS = Nothing
 ReadFile = txtTemp
End Function

 Set ObjSendMail = CreateObject("CDO.Message")
'This section provides the configuration information for the remote SMTP server.
ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("") = 2 'Send the message using the network (SMTP over the network).
ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("")= ""

ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("") = 25
ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("") = False 'Use SSL for the connection (True or False)
ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("") = 60
If your server requires outgoing authentication uncomment the lines below and use a valid email address and password.
ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("") = 1 'basic (clear-text) authentication
ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("")=""

ObjSendMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("") ="Password"
'End remote SMTP server configuration section==
ObjSendMail.To = strTo

ObjSendMail.Subject = strSubject

ObjSendMail.From = strFrom

ObjSendMail.TextBody = strBody

Set ObjSendMail = Nothing

   End If

   ' Display the usage for this script
   Sub DisplayUsage
      WScript.Echo "Usage:"
      WScript.Echo "  cscript sendRPT.vbs -t <to address> -f <from address> -s " & _
         Chr(34) & "<subject>" & Chr(34) & " -r " & Chr(34) & _
         "<Report file>" & Chr(34)
      WScript.Echo "  cscript sendRPT.vbs [-help|-?]"
      WScript.Echo ""
   End Sub

Re: Domains and Sitecontrol

I have a form from which I want to transfer data using email.

Sitecontrol has something called CGIEMAIL which is supposed to be a free script. I could not figure out how to use it even after a google search led to an MIT site describing it.

Looking up cgi on the web there are several formmail scripts available.

I tried one that is just a text file with the extension .cgi and refers to perl and sendmail on the server. I put it in my cgi-bin directory and it worked great. Exactly what I wanted.

A couple of days ago it started slowing down. It held some of the mail overnight. Now it does not work at all.

The script still works and acknowledges the form submission but the email is not sent out.


I have no interest in using vb and routing to other servers. I just want a simple, straightforward solution to use on my verizon site.