1. Introduction

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Chapter 2: Getting Started Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1 What is AspEmail?
1.2 What's New in AspEmail 5.0
1.3 AspEmail Feature Summary
1.4 System Requirements
1.5 Installation
1.6 Uninstalling AspEmail and EmailAgent

1.1 What is AspEmail?

AspEmail 5.0 is an active server component for sending e-mail messages using an external SMTP server in an ASP or VB environment. AspEmail 5.0 supports multiple recipients, multiple file attachments, HTML format, embedded images and sounds, non-US ASCII character sets, secure mail, and high-performance message queuing.

AspEmail's basic functionality, including file attachment and HTML support, is absolutely free. Premium features require a registration key after a 30-day evaluation period.

A copy of AspEmail can be downloaded from www.aspemail.com/download.html.

1.2 What's New in AspEmail 5.0

1.3 AspEmail Feature Summary

1.4 System Requirements

1.5 Installation

The AspEmail 5.0 package is comprised of the following executable files:
  • AspEmail.dll - the actual AspEmail component library. All other files are only needed if message queuing is used.

  • EmailAgent.exe - the EmailAgent Windows service running in the background to send queued mail.
  • EmailAgentCfg.cpl - the EmailAgent configuration applet appearing in Control Panels.
  • EmailLogger.dll - the logging component which provides programmatic access to the EmailAgent log file.
The setup application aspemail.exe downloadable from the AspEmail.com web site automatically installs all these files along with the documentation and code samples.

In case you need to install the product manually, do the following:

1. Place the file AspEmail.dll in any directory on the server, and register it using the regsvr32 command-line utility:

c:\AspEmail>regsvr32 aspemail.dll

Unless you wish to use message queuing, you are done. If you want to utilize the EmailAgent Windows service for background processing of queued messages, install the EmailAgent files as follows:

2. Place the file EmailAgent.exe in any directory on the server and register it by executing the following command:

c:\AspEmail>EmailAgent -install

The EmailAgent service should now appear in the Services Control Panel, under the name Persits Software EmailAgent. Note that previous versions of EmailAgent (prior to 5.0) appear in the Services list under the name Persits Software Email Agent (with a space between the words "Email" and "Agent").

3. Copy the file EmailAgentCfg.cpl into the \system32 directory of your Windows installation.

4. Register EmailLogger.dll the same way as aspemail.dll using regsvr32.

1.6 Uninstalling AspEmail and EmailAgent
To uninstall AspEmail manually, shut down IIS (net stop iisadmin /y) and stop EmailAgent from Control Panels.

1. Unregister aspemail.dll and emaillogger.dll as follows:

c:\AspEmail>regsvr32 /u aspemail.dll
c:\AspEmail>regsvr32 /u emaillogger.dll

2. Delete the file EmailAgentCfg.cpl from the \system32 directory.

3. Uninstall EmailAgent by executing the command

c:\AspEmail>EmailAgent -remove

Chapter 2: Getting Started 

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