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Uploading files from form to email receipient

Thread began 11/23/2009 10:30 pm by ken_iversen46173 | Last modified 6/09/2010 1:58 pm by Jason Byrnes | 2240 views | 17 replies |

ken_iversen46173

Uploading files from form to email receipient

Hi,

I am using unversal email, how do I add a field where people can locate a jpg on their hard drive and attach it to the resulting email?
I would need multiple instances up to 10 files being uploaded and sent with email..

Any ideas are greatly appreciated!

Regards, Ken

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

You would need to use Digital File Pro to upload the files to the server.


please see the "Sending Email Attachments with Digital File Pro and Universal Email" tutorial in the How To section of the Digital File pro support page:
digital-file-pro/

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ken_iversen46173

Upload to Server

Hi, Jason

Viewed the DEMO looks great.. however, I did not see specifically if it could be used to upload jpgs as attachment to an email..
So when the click SUBMIT on the form the images do not go to a directory on the server, but arrive along with email as an attachment..
So just double confirm that for me and I shall get my credit card out and start dialing the numbers :)

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

to be able to attach files to an email, they must be uploaded to the server first.

Files cannot be attached to the email if they are not on the server.

Digital File pro Can be used to perform the file upload so that the file can be attached to the email.


The file can be a jpg or any other file type.

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ken_iversen46173

Upload to Server

Hi, Jason

yes, that makes sense..
However, will there be an option within digital file pro, to indicate that I want to attach the files to an email after they are uploaded to teh server..
I am asking silly questions, as I already have 2 Web Assist programs that I bought, which did not do what I expected of them, and hence I have never used them for anything.. a rather expensive mistake to make.. I do not want to buy this software only to file it somewhere and never use it.. that said I have also bought a couple of the Web Assist programs that I use frequently and that I am very happy with..

Bottom line, without any programming, will I be able to add FILE UPLOADS to a FORM and flag the files to be sent along with the EMAIL resulting form the form?

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ken_iversen46173

Update?

Hi, Jason

Since I have not had a reply to my question, does that mean that the software will not support my requirement?

I prefer not to spend $100 to find out..

Could someone form Web Assist maybe answer the question?

Regards, Ken

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Office Guy-172461

It's a holiday weekend in the US. They will return Monday.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

No, there is no option in DFP to flag the file as an attachment.

For instructions on attaching a file to an email please see the "Sending Email Attachments with Digital File Pro and Universal Email" tutorial in the How To section of the Digital File pro support page:
digital-file-pro/


this will walk through the entire process.

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rich211354

Hello, these old forum posts about how to upload and attach an attachment an send via email go to pages that don't have the how tos you refer to. It would be really great if you could update all these. Nowhere have I found a howto that explains how to hook up the uploaded files to the email code. I had to find it in these year old posts. Even then, it's not working. I can't get an attachment to come through in an email. Luckily the email portion is working in general.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

In Universal Email 4, uploading an attachment has been greatly simplified.

1) Add a file field to your form. go to Insert -> Form -> File Field

if you use Dreamweaver to add the file field to the page, it will automatically change the forms encoding type to multipart/form-data. If you add the file field manually, you will need to make sure to change the encoding type manually.

to do this, select the form tag and then change the encoding type in the property inspector.

2) In Universal Email, Click the paperclip icon to go to Attachment settings.

3) Click the plus button to add an attachment, Click the submitted File radio button, then select the file field from the dropdown list.

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