On Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 5:59:25 AM you wrote
mrc> I'm quite new to Blat, and my new workplace. However, we're
mrc> using Blat to send SMS to our developerteam when a job fails. I
mrc> know how it triggers the job to send a SMS, but I don't know how
mrc> it manages to send SMS to their phones.
mrc> The syntax/command that I've seen is being used:
mrc> cmd /c "Blat c:\blat.txt -to ***@xxx.com -s *Telephonenumber* -body "AB klar""
mrc> Here are my questions:
mrc> 1) How does this send a SMS to a phone? the ***@xxx.com is an e-mail address.
Blat sends an SMTP message to the eMail address, the provider then
passes it on to the phone.
mrc> 2)What is the -s syntax? it calls a telephonenumber, but I don't
mrc> see it in the list of commands when typing blat.exe in cmd
If you go to a command prompt and type blat it returns the syntax of
all the options. You can also find the syntax on the www.blat.net web
mrc> if someone could explain how this works, or have any idea how it
mrc> can work I would really like to know.
I am not sure what it is you are looking for, but basically Blat is
the sending part of a mail client like ThunderBird. It sends a message
to an SMTP server. That server thens passes it on to it's destination.
mrc> I'm trying to implement the same thing on a different server with
mrc> exactly the same function. I've tried to copy the whole BLAT
mrc> folder and followed the same directory path.
With the above command line, you need more than to just copy the
directory. Blat also needs a server to connect to (-server) and a From
address (-f). With your command above, I can only assume that those
values have been stored in the Registry. Blat does that with the
-install option. You can see what Blat has "installed" with the
blat -profile command.
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