[R] Sending emails from R under Windows

David Khabie-Zeitoune dave at evocapital.com
Wed Jul 30 20:15:05 CEST 2003

Thanks to everyone that responded on this subject -- 4 responses with 4
separate solutions to the problem! Thanks especially to Gabor
Grothendieck for introducing me to "blat", the freeware emailer
executable which was the solution I implemented in the end, as it
avoided problems caused by Outlook's security features getting in the
way (my COM instance of Outlook got very paranoid when R tried to send
mails and kept popping up with warning messages which meant I could not
really use this non-interactively).

Anyway, thanks again.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Khabie-Zeitoune 
Sent: 29 July 2003 16:59
To: r-help at r-project.org
Subject: [R] Sending emails from R under Windows


Does anyone know of any R routines to send emails from R, under Windows?
I thought about writing such a facility using the R(D)COM package to
drive e.g. MS Outlook, but I don't want to reinvent the wheel. I have
found a function Sys.mail in the library syskern, but this only works
under Unix by shelling out a mail command. 



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