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Re: st: CommandLineEmailer using gmail ??


From   Pablo Bonilla <pablo.bonilla1234@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: CommandLineEmailer using gmail ??
Date   Thu, 16 Aug 2012 11:12:34 -0400

Dear Nick, thank you so much.

Your explanation is very good and clear. I have to talk with my IT
people and let them know what I need.

Thank you again.

On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 5:42 PM, tashi lama <ltashi32@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Does Stata allow writing a perl script inside a do or ado file sth like following
>
> being hh.ado
> program hh
> clear
> shell vi perl1
>    #!/usr/local/bin/perl
>     use strict;
>    ......
>    :wq
>    perl perl1
> ..........
> .......
> end
>
> The reason is because I have a xml file( in excel format) which contains certain strings which need to be found and replaced with other strings. I have a feeling since stata can't do that or limited, I am thinkingh to use perl to accomplish it.
>
> Thanx..
>
> ----------------------------------------
>> Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 10:00:27 -0400
>> From: njgwinter@gmail.com
>> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: st: CommandLineEmailer using gmail ??
>>
>> Sorry for the delay getting back.
>>
>> It sounds like you are in a managed computer environment, so you should
>> probably check with your systems people before doing any of this. But,
>> hoping to clarify, and at the risk of getting off-Stata-topic, here
>> goes... All of this applies to Windows:
>>
>> GMail (and many other mail providers) requires that you provide your
>> username and password when you send mail through their servers; this
>> prevents (or at least hinders) SPAMers from using their servers. TLS is
>> a protocol for communicating securely over the internet, used in this
>> case so your username and password can't be intercepted.
>>
>> So, you need a command-line email sending utility that has the ability
>> to send credentials (username and password) securely; one option is the
>> version of SendMail that includes TLS support.
>>
>> Perl is the programming language in which SendMail is written. Just as
>> a Stata .ado or .do file can't be run without Stata installed on your
>> computer, so to SendMail can't run without perl being installed on your
>> computer. Perl is open source and free, and there are a couple of
>> versions out there. I'm not a regular perl user, but from a bit of
>> searching it looks like one of those versions, "Strawberry Perl," is
>> easy to install and use, so I installed that to test SendMail.
>>
>> So, you want to download and install Strawberry Perl from
>> http://strawberryperl.com/. Grab the "Recommended stable version" for
>> your OS (32 or 64 bit), then run it. Once it installed, I had to run
>> "relocation.pl.bat" (which is in the "c:\strawberry" directory if you
>> install in the default location) by double-clicking on it, then
>> "update_env.pl.bat".
>>
>> Once perl is installed, you can run a perl program (like -sendemail.pl-).
>>
>> Within stata, I would do something like:
>>
>> . ! "c:\program files\sendmail\sendemail.pl" -f njgwinter@gmail.com ...
>>
>> where you replace the path with whatever the path on your system is to
>> the sendemail.pl program, and replace the "..." with the rest of the
>> sendemail command.
>>
>> I hope this helps. If it's still confusing, you should probably seek
>> help from your local tech support folks (or your local teenager...)
>>
>> Nick Winter
>>
>>
>> On 7/11/2012 2:40 PM, Pablo Bonilla wrote:
>> > Nick, Thank you so much,
>> >
>> > Although I went to the web page and I didn't understand anything. I
>> > downloaded SendEmail with TLS (which I don't know what is that...
>> > sorry my ignorance :) ), I click the exe file and then what??? On the
>> > other hand, I don't know what the Strawberry Perl program is.... How
>> > do I do it??? how do I kinck all these things with Stata ???
>> >
>> > I am Sorry for the inconvenience but since you know how to make it
>> > work I'm really really interested.
>> >
>> > Thank you
>> >
>> > On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 1:24 PM, Nick Winter <njgwinter@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> OK, I couldn't resist trying it out -- I just got SendEmail to send a
>> >> message via my GMail account. I installed the version of SendEmail that
>> >> includes TLS, and installed Strawberry perl on my Windows machine. With
>> >> that in place, the following sent a message:
>> >>
>> >> sendemail -f njgwinter@gmail.com -t njgwinter@gmail.com -u Test -m Hello,
>> >> this is a test -s smtp.gmail.com -xu njgwinter@gmail.com -xp <<MyPassword>>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> Good luck,
>> >> Nick Winter
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> On 7/11/2012 1:13 PM, Nick Winter wrote:
>> >>> It does not look like this requires Windows Live mail. However, it does
>> >>> look like GMail requires a TLS connection.
>> >>>
>> >>> This program looks like it might do the trick, though I haven't tested it:
>> >>>
>> >>> http://caspian.dotconf.net/menu/Software/SendEmail/
>> >>>
>> >>> Though that requires perl...
>> >>>
>> >>> Nick Winter
>> >>>
>> >>> On 7/11/2012 12:29 PM, Pablo Bonilla wrote:
>> >>>> Dear statalist,
>> >>>>
>> >>>> I am trying to used the program CommandLineEmailer for sending email
>> >>>> from Stata (http://www.codeproject.com/KB/IP/cpcommandlineemailer.aspx)
>> >>>> but as I am in a corporative computer I don't have Windows Live mail.
>> >>>> is there a way to integrate CommandLineEmailer with my gmail accoutn
>> >>>> ?? Or, is there another way to send emails from stata besides this
>> >>>> one???
>> >>>>
>> >>>> Thank you so much.
>> >>>>
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>
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