GWSend

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Description

GWSend originally was written as a Delphi sample code that illustrated how to send messages using the basic Groupwise options, e.g. filling the recipient list, adding attachments, specifying
user names, etc.



Since the code creates a Win32 console application, the sample can also be used as a tool to send GW messages from the command line or from batch files.





Prerequisites


To run the application, you must have the Novell GroupWise client software installed - some features require GW v6.5.




Version history



2000-11 Initial version

2002-11 Additional features (parameters: login name & password)

2004-02 Added features

* allow for recipients external to the GW address book

* allow for multiple attachments/recipients

  separate multiple objects by ";"

* allow placeholder "Self" as recipient

* added command line option "/Priority"



2004-12 v1.31 - Added features
* send appointments



2005-10 v1.40 - Added numerous features
* a variety of task/appointment options

* delayed delivery

* notification options



2005-10 v1.50 - Added numerous features
* optional USER parameter for multi-login - lets you to login to multiple accounts

* optional IPA parameter to specify the IP address of your GW server

* optional IPP parameter to specify the IP port of your GW server

* optional PROMPT parameter to determine GW behavior if Login is not successful

* optional PROXY parameter to send mail with proxy accounts



2006-04 v1.60 - added INI features to load/save default parameters

2006-05 v1.61 - fixed error attaching files



Syntax: GWSend /T[o]= [Optional Parameters]




Standard Options:
/T[o]=<rcp> Message recipients (separated by ";")
/C[c]=<rcp> Copy these recipients (separated by ";")
/B[c]=<rcp> Blind Copy these recipients (separated by ";")
/S[ubject]=<text> Specify Subject
/M[essage]=<text> Specify Message (one line) - see also '/FileMsg'

Appointment Options:
/D[ate]=<date time> Appointment: Start
/E[nd]=<[date ]time> Appointment: End (alternative to "/Length")
/L[ength]=<time> Appointment: Duration (alternative to "/End")
/Pl[ace]=<text> Appointment: Location

Task Options:
/D[ate]=<date> Task: Start date
/Due=<date> Task: Due date
/TaskPr[iority]=1..100 Task: Priority

Additional Options:
/A[ttach]=<file> Attach files (separated by ";")
/Pro[mpt]=Y[es]|N[o} Display login dialog if neccessary: yes/no (default: yes)
/U[ser]=<text> Specify GW User Name
/Pa[ssword]=<text> Specify GW User Password
/Pr[oxy]=<text> Specify GW Proxy ID
/IPA=<text> Specify IP address to Post Office
/IPP=<text> Specify Port of Post Office
/Prio[rity]=Hi|Lo Specify Message Priority
/Del[ivery]=<date> Deliver on specified date
/Fr[omText]=<text> Modify text in the 'From' field
/G[roupmembers] Resolve Group and send to members
/Fi[leMsg]=<file> Specify text file containing message
(the text file may contain placeholders &&0..&&9)
/Vx=<text> Specify Variable /V0 .. /V9 for mail merge
/Priv[ate] Private message (invisible for proxy)
/ReplyR[equested] Reply Requested
/NotifyWhenOpened Notify Option
/NotifyWhenDeleted Notify Option
/NotifyWhenAccepted Notify Option (appt/task)
/NotifyWhenDeclined Notify Option (appt/task)
/NotifyWhenCompleted Notify Option (task)
/Notify All Notify Options



Date/time format for tasks/appointments:
* Date and time parameters must use the current local date/time format.

In the US, this is commonly MM/DD/YY HH:MM:SS format.

* Specifying AM or PM as part of the time is optional, as are the seconds.

* Use 24-hour time (7:45 PM is entered as 19:45) if AM/PM is not specified.

* Appointment "End" and "Length" parameters are mutually exclusive.

* Appointment "End" parameter may or may not include a date.

* Your Local Date Format: "dd.MM.yyyy hh:mm:ss"

* Your Local Time Format: "hh:mm:ss"/"hh:mm"

* Alternatively, these identifiers may be used:

     NOW, NOON, TONIGHT, TOMORROW, YESTERDAY, NEXTWEEK, NEXTMONTH, NEXTYEAR


If any parameter contains blanks, include it in double quotes




Examples:
GWSend /T="John Doe" /Bc=self /Pri=Hi /Subj=BlahBlah /Att=c:\this.doc

GWSend /T=Someone@here.com;someone@there.com /S="Some Letter" /M="Hey Jude!"

GWSend /To=JDoe@novell.com /S="Bulk Mail" /F="F:\templ.txt" /V1=xyz /V2="a b"

GWSend /T="Sue Doe" /S=Meet /D="29.10.2005 16:00:00" /E="17:30:00" /Pl=Here

GWSend /T="SDoe" /S=Meet /D="29.10.2005 16:00:00" /L="01:30:00"

GWSend /T=Marketing /S=Act /D=tomorrow /Due=nextweek /Notify /Prompt=YES

GWSend /T=MyTeam /S="Happy New Year" /ipa=199.99.99.99 /ipp=1677 /Deli="31.12.2006"

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