Is there a straightforward way to use Windows Sockets to send email?
I have struggled to send email from my MFC applications using severl methods:
1) http via my server - works but limited
2) M$ Outlook automation - works but not easily interchangeable between machines
3) Windows Sockets - available information simply too complicated
4) Purchase an ActiveX control - I hate black box solutions and am too cheap
This approach requires the implementation of OpenSSL which turns out to be nothing short of a nightmare to install (so I never got it to run).
I am looking for an example of an application that utilizes SMTP via Windows sockets api. I have no idea if such is possible and have some serious doubts because I have not ever found such an example after years of searching.