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    File upload

    Hey I was playing around with a C++ program that I could send to them and if they ran it it would send me a file on their computer. Possibly though gmail? Nothing online is helping. Im useing dev-c++

    Does anyone know how I can do it?

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    I would like the program to send the file discreetly without any detection and maybe delete itself when finished.
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    It's not clear to me if you actually need help with network programming or gmail.

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    It certainly is possible to write a C++ program to send an email with an attachment. It sounds like that's all to your program, other than code for the desired file to be selected. I presume that this is merely an exercise to practise network programming; it'll be easier to have the other party simply send you an email!

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    Nothing online is helping.
    What search terms did you use? I searched for "C++ email" and was rewarded with quite a few promising results.
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    I get maybe two dozen requests for help with some sort of programming or design problem every day. Most have more sense than to send me hundreds of lines of code. If they do, I ask them to find the smallest example that exhibits the problem and send me that. Mostly, they then find the error themselves. "Finding the smallest program that demonstrates the error" is a powerful debugging tool.
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    I did attempt almost every example shown on those sites but none of them worked. They all threw errors and I was unable to fix them because I know little to nothing about socket programaming.

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    Ah. Why not start by learning socket programming then?
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
    I get maybe two dozen requests for help with some sort of programming or design problem every day. Most have more sense than to send me hundreds of lines of code. If they do, I ask them to find the smallest example that exhibits the problem and send me that. Mostly, they then find the error themselves. "Finding the smallest program that demonstrates the error" is a powerful debugging tool.
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    Look into the Poco C++ Libraries. They have tools to send emails with attachments. I use them in some of my code, and I am really impressed with the quality and functionality of the software.
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    > I would like the program to send the file discreetly without any detection and maybe delete itself when finished.
    Put a big neon sign on it which says spyware.
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