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EmailDLL Installation FAQs

Click here for more information on EmailDLL This page has answers to FAQs regarding installation of the EmailDLL. The other categories are: General Information, Integration with your application, Email Class, Direct DLL Access, Creating and Sending Messages, and Troubleshooting.

How do I install EmailDLL?
Follow these easy steps:
  1. Obtain the distribution file by accepting the terms of the license agreement. Then download the file emdll100.exe to a temporary directory.
  2. Scan the file for viruses, if you have a virus scaning program. It's a very remote possibility that this distribution has been infected. The site where the files are placed does not allow uploading by unauthorized users. Our systems are regularly scanned, and we have not been infected. But, it's always a good idea to scan anything you download from the Internet. If you do find the archive has been infected, please report the problem.
  3. Open a DOS command window, and "CD" to the directory into which you downloaded the file.
  4. Execute the file, and click "UnZip". This will uncompress and extract the setup files. When it has completed, click on "OK", and then "Close".
  5. From the DOS window, execute the setup.exe program. Then follow the instructions given in the setup program.

Where should I install EmailDLL?
This depends on how you plan on using the EmailDLL. Choose the style that best fits your needs:
  • Preferred Location We advise that you install the EmailDLL into it's own directory, and then copy the necessary files into the application storage areas. This allows you to update the EmailDLL software without disrupting applications that are currently running. Also, we also recommend you install updates and upgrades of EmailDLL into their own directories. The file names contain the EmailDLL version number so that you can update the EmailDLL without having to change the older applications.
  • Only one application on the server? If you only expect a single application to use the server, then it will probably be okay to install the EmailDLL directly into the applications directory. Doing this is better because it reduces the number of directories you have to deal with. But, upgrading your EmailDLL will require that you stop the IntraBuilder server before the upgrade.
  • Multiple applications on the server? If your applications are being deployed together, and you're not going to be adding many applications to the server, then it's probably better to place the EmailDLL into the IntraBuilder server directory. This allows your different applications to access the same copy of the EmailDLL, slightly reducing disk space requirements. But, you have to shut down the IntraBuilder server to update the EmailDLL.
  • Multiple applications, with changes planned? If you've got existing applications that use EmailDLL, and you plan to add others onto the same server, then you definitely should place the EmailDLL into it's own directory. Then, for each application you should copy the necessary files into the storage location for individual applications. This also allows much easier upgrade for the EmailDLL.
  • The Help Files When IntraBuilder loads a DLL file, regardless of the form or location of the DLL, the "current" directory is assumed to be the IntraBuilder installation area. If you plan to open the EmailDLL online help files from the debugging log window, the help files must be copied into the IntraBuilder install directory. The files you should copy are EmailDLL100.hlp and EmailDLL100.cnt.

Remember, if you're using multiple computer servers, you may need to install EmailDLL onto each server.

The archive reports it is corrupt. What should I do?
This error usually means that your file download didn't finish. Return to the license page and download the file again. If you still have problems, please report your difficulty; there may be a problem with the archive.


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