Thank you so much for your assistance. I hope the information below is helpful.
I am trying to determine which version of blat the client is using. I am not able to easily access his Windows server.
You were correct that my command line was broken for readability. Here are some of the instructions that we provide to our clients in order for them to install blat. However, the name of the file we ask them to download from our client web site is called NTemail.exe. Once you double-click on the link that is provided it attempts to download various scripts to a specific drive on the workstation, including the blat.exe. This drive is related to where our clients normally install our application software on their Windows server.
blat -install mailhost.name.domain ***@name.domain
"mailhost.name.domain" is replaced with your SMTP mailservers name and domain name
or IP address and the "***@name.domain" is replaced with the name of your libraries
server and domain name.
NOTE: Some mail servers verify accounts "***@domain.name" as real. Sirsi recommends that
you use a valid email path to both prevent errors in email as well as capture replies from
If you type blat at a command prompt the following information is returned:
Blat v1.8.6: WinNT/95 console utility to mail a file via SMTP
by P.Mendes, M.Neal, G.Vollant, T. Charron
Blat <filename> -to <recipient> [optional switches (see below)]
Blat -install <server addr> <sender's addr> [<try>[<port>[<profile>]]] [-q]
Blat -profile [-delete | "<default>"] [profile1] [profileN] [-q]
Blat -h [-q]
-install <server addr> <sender's addr> [<try n times> [<port> [<profile>]]]
: set's SMTP server, sender, number of tries and port for profile
(<try n times> and <port> may be replaced by '-').
<filename> : file with the message body ('-' for console input, end with ^Z)
-to <recipient> : recipient list (also -t) (comma separated)
-tf <recipient> : recipient list filename
-subject <subj>: subject line (also -s)
-f <sender> : overrides the default sender address (must be known to server)
-i <addr> : a 'From:' address, not necessarily known to the SMTP server.
-cc <recipient>: carbon copy recipient list (also -c) (comma separated)
-cf <file> : cc recipient list filename
-bcc <recipient>: blind carbon copy recipient list (also -bcc) (comma separated)
-bf <file> : bcc recipient list filename
-organization <organization>: Organization field (also -o and -org)
-body <text> : Message body
-x <X-Header: detail>: Custom 'X-' header. eg: -x "X-INFO: Blat is Great!"
-r : Request return receipt.
-d : Request disposition notification.
-h : displays this help.
-q : supresses *all* output.
-debug : Echoes server communications to screen (disables '-q').
-noh : prevent X-Mailer header from showing homepage of blat
-noh2 : prevent X-Mailer header entirely
-p <profile> : send with SMTP server, user and port defined in <profile>.
-server <addr> : Specify SMTP server to be used. (optionally, addr:port)
-port <port> : port to be used on the server, defaults to SMTP (25)
-hostname <hst>: select the hostname used to send the message
-mime : MIME Quoted-Printable Content-Transfer-Encoding.
-enriched : Send an enriched text message (Content-Type=text/enriched)
-html : Send an HTML message (Content-Type=text/html)
-uuencode : Send (binary) file UUEncoded
-base64 : Send (binary) file using base64 (binary Mime)
-try <n times> : how many time blat should try to send. from '1' to 'INFINITE'
-attach <file> : attach binary file to message (may be repeated)
-attacht <file>: attach text file to message (may be repeated)
-ti <n> : Set timeout to 'n' seconds.
-u <username> : Username for AUTH LOGIN (use with -pw)
-pw <password> : Password for AUTH LOGIN (use with -u)
-log <filename>: Log everything but usage to <filname>
Note that if the '-i' option is used, <sender> is included in 'Reply-to:'
and 'Sender:' fields in the header of the message.
Optionally, the following options can be used instead of the -f and -i
-mailfrom <addr> The RFC 821 MAIL From: statement
-from <addr> The RFC 822 From: statement
-replyto <addr> The RFC 822 Reply-To: statement
-returnpath <addr> The RFC 822 Return-Path: statement
-sender <addr> The RFC 822 Sender: statement
For backward consistency, the -f and -i options have precedence over these
RFC 822 defined options. If both -f and -i options are omitted then the
RFC 821 MAIL FROM statement will be defaulted to use the installation-defined
default sender address
Client Care - Red Team (Systems)
1-800-325-0888 (ext. 464)
From: Tim Musson [mailto:***@sdf.lonestar.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: [blat] possible timeout .SMTP server error message
On Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at 1:01:37 PM you wrote
t> I am trying to assist someone with blat. They are getting an error
t> message. I am curious if anyone has seen this before, and knows why
t> it is occuring?
putline>>> HELO LibrarySrvr
t> Error: Wait a bit (possible timeout).SMTP server error
At a guess, the server you are trying to use doesn't listen to SMTP?
You didn't give me much info here...
When you post to the list, please include;
The version of Blat you are using,
The command line you used to run Blat (please use -debug),
The output of the -debug command.
Please change any eMail or server addresses - it is never
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