sending an email through a C program

This is a discussion on sending an email through a C program within the C Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; hi, i have a program that keeps crashing every so often. it accesses the COM port and reads some data. ...

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    sending an email through a C program

    hi, i have a program that keeps crashing every so often.

    it accesses the COM port and reads some data. i was wondering if i could add on a piece of code, or create a seperate program which would send an email to a specific email address that the program has crashed.

    or would it be better (but far far less useful) to use popup boxes for communication.

    thanks

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    Or fix the crash?

    Seriously, there are plenty of ways of sending an email which don't involve writing any C

    A simple command file may suffice
    Code:
    myCrashingComPortProgram.exe
    myCommandLineSendAnEmailProgram.exe -S "It's dead Jim" user@address
    The email is sent when the program exits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem
    Or fix the crash?

    Seriously, there are plenty of ways of sending an email which don't involve writing any C

    A simple command file may suffice
    Code:
    myCrashingComPortProgram.exe
    myCommandLineSendAnEmailProgram.exe -S "It's dead Jim" user@address
    The email is sent when the program exits.
    thanks for the help.

    in an ideal world, i would fix the crash.

    however, no program is guaranteed to be stable (you will know that yourself) and thus even if i fix the crash, the option of having the email would be beneficial for the future crashless program!

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