Asked  7 Months ago    Answers:  5   Viewed   32 times

I'm writing a photo gallery webapp for a friend's wedding and they want a photo gallery for guests to submit the digital photos they take on the day.

After evaluating all the options, I've decided the easiest thing for users would be to let them use a familiar interface (their email) and just have them send in the pictures as attachments.

I've created an mailbox but now I need to connect and retrieve these attachments for automated processing for adding to the gallery system. But how? Are there any tutorials or prefab classes you've seen for doing this?



What MTA are you using? If you use postfix + maildrop you can create a filtering rule that pipes certain messages through a PHP script that then handles the incoming mails. (google for maildrop and xfilter).

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
answered 7 Months ago

After trying various ways, i found following code working with almost all email providers

$to['email'] = "recipients email address";      
$to['name'] = "name";   
$subject = "email subject";
$str = "<p>Hello, World</p>";
$mail = new PHPMailer;
$mail->SMTPAuth = true;
$mail->Host = 'Specify main and backup server here';
$mail->Port = 465;
$mail->Username = '';
$mail->Password = 'email account password';
$mail->SMTPSecure = 'ssl';
$mail->From = 'From Email Address';
$mail->FromName = "Any Name";
$mail->AddReplyTo('', 'any name'); 
$mail->Priority = 1;
$mail->AddCustomHeader("X-MSMail-Priority: High");
$mail->WordWrap = 50;    
$mail->Subject = $subject;
$mail->Body    = $str;
if(!$mail->Send()) {
$err = 'Message could not be sent.';
$err .= 'Mailer Error: ' . $mail->ErrorInfo;                        


variable values needs to be changed accordingly. Hope these helps people having issues with PHPmailer

Saturday, May 29, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

I think your problem is related with n and QMAIL, the mail function documentation state this.

Note: If messages are not received, try using a LF (n) only. Some poor quality Unix mail transfer agents replace LF by CRLF automatically (which leads to doubling CR if CRLF is used). This should be a last resort, as it does not comply with ยป RFC 2822.

so you if you header are separated by rn you could probably replace those by single n.

This bug report also provide a solution using a script.

Saturday, May 29, 2021
answered 5 Months ago

I have figured it out myself after a LOT of trial and errors. I don't know if it's the best and safest way to do so, but as far as it's working I am happy.

I changed my code a bit and compared Album IDs. Here's the snippet:

ContentResolver contentResolver = getContentResolver();
        Uri mediaUri = MediaStore.Audio.Media.EXTERNAL_CONTENT_URI;"SKJDBKJ", mediaUri.toString());
        Cursor mediaCursor = contentResolver.query(mediaUri, null, null, null, null);

        // if the cursor is null.
        if(mediaCursor != null && mediaCursor.moveToFirst())
  "DSJK", "entered cursor");
            //get Columns
            int titleColumn = mediaCursor.getColumnIndex(MediaStore.Audio.Media.TITLE);
            int idColumn = mediaCursor.getColumnIndex(MediaStore.Audio.Media._ID);
            int artistColumn = mediaCursor.getColumnIndex(MediaStore.Audio.Media.ARTIST);
            int albumId = mediaCursor.getColumnIndex(MediaStore.Audio.Media.ALBUM_ID);

            // Store the title, id and artist name in Song Array list.
                long thisId = mediaCursor.getLong(idColumn);
                long thisalbumId = mediaCursor.getLong(albumId);
                String thisTitle = mediaCursor.getString(titleColumn);
                String thisArtist = mediaCursor.getString(artistColumn);

                // Add the info to our array.
                if(this.albumId == thisalbumId)
          "SAME2SAME", String.valueOf(thisalbumId));
          "SAME2SAME", String.valueOf(this.albumId));
                    songArrayList.add(new Song(thisId, thisTitle, thisArtist));
            while (mediaCursor.moveToNext());

            // For best practices, close the cursor after use.

I changed:

  1. Albums to Media in
  2. Got the album Id of Media.
  3. Compared that to album Id I receive from bundle extras.
  4. Only add those songs in the arrayList. I guess this'll be the way for Artists too.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
answered 3 Months ago

Using reflection, you will need to look for fields; these are not properties. As you can see from the following code, it looks for public static members:

class Program
    static void Main(string[] args)
        Type t = typeof(A7);
        FieldInfo[] fields = t.GetFields(BindingFlags.Static | BindingFlags.Public);

        foreach (FieldInfo fi in fields)

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
answered 2 Months ago
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