We do use some of the commonly available email utilities, but have created our own command.

This supports retrieving email addresses from a file so pgm chgs are not required for recipient changes.

Would you suggest the CL wrapper as the best way to call a cmd from COBOL?


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To: COBOL Programming on the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries)
Subject: Re: [COBOL400-L] calling a SNDEMAIL command using COBOL

Well one of your options would be to use one of the Open Source email utilities like mail (www.easy400.net) or RPGMail (mowyourlawn.com)

They - and others - provide a direct API interface.

On 2013-08-01, at 1:19 PM, "Stone, Joel" <Joel.Stone@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

What is a good method of sending email from a COBOL pgm?

I have a SNDEMAIL command with quite a few parms.

Would it be best to:

* Call QCMDEXE to launch the command? or

* SBMJOB the command; or

* Create a CL wrapper for the command and call that (although this seems too complex as the command already has CL behind it).

* Other ideas?


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