Dear Cregg: I am sending email messages from a Domino Web application, which features an @Mailsend command behind a button. The email messages are being sent properly, except when an anonymous user sends a message using this application. In such a case, the sender appears as: firstname.lastname@example.org. How can I customize this and set the sender field?
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To accomplish what you want, you have to set the principal field of the outgoing email messages. This is easier to do in LotusScript than Formula language. In LotusScript, to send a minimal email, you could use something like this:
Dim Session As New NotesSession Dim db As NotesDatabase Set db = session.CurrentDatabase Dim email As NotesDocument Set email = db.CreateDocument email.form="Memo" email.principal="My Favorite User" email.subject="subject" email.body = "body" Call email.Send(False,"Addressee or array of addressees")
In Formula language, it's a little trickier. You cannot set field contents directly. Instead, you pass them to @Mailsend as arguments. If @Mailsend does not have the argument you need, then you have to have the value set in the Lotus Notes document before you send it, and then use the @Mailsend parameter that causes certain fields to be included. Depending on your application, this may or may not be practical.
If your Domino Web application is creating a document, and that document is the one that contains the button and that is being sent out, then simply add a computed field called principal to the form. Give this field a formula to set its value to the readable value you would like. Be sure to note that in Lotus Notes, this value does not have to correspond to a real, addressable user. But if it doesn't, make sure you also add a "Replyto" field which does.
Now to your @mailsend command, add the "bodyfields" argument to tell it to include the principal and "Replyto" fields calculated when the document is created:
@MailSend( "sendTo" ; "" ; "" ; "subject" ; "remark" ; "principal":"replyto" )
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