Chapter 20. Interacting with Email

ColdFusion’s main purpose is to create dynamic, data-driven Web pages. But it also provides a set of email-related tags that let you send email messages that are just as dynamic and data-driven as your Web pages. You can also write ColdFusion templates that check and retrieve email messages, and even respond to them automatically.


<cfmail> sends standard, Internet-style email messages using the Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP). SMTP isn’t explained in detail in this book; for now, all you need to know about SMTP is that it’s the standard for sending email on the Internet. Virtually all email programs, such as Thunderbird, ...

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