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Silent automation of firefox

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Hi,

I have already looked into the topics dealing with firefox automation UDFs...but they haven't helped much...

Main problem: I am in my Univ. where they have a firewall and that firewall blocks almost every port :geek:

I can't use any email-client; to access the web I need to set some proxies in my browser only then can I use the net facility.

I run a forum for students of my Univ which needs admin activation instead of email activation, coz I can't use php's sendmail function due to blocked ports.

So I need to send mails to people who have registered on my forum. I have made a Notifier in AutoIt which notifies me of any user registering on my forum by fetching the data from the database.

I just need guidance as to what should I use for automation of mailing system.

If my problem is not clear, please say so and I will elaborate. :o


I believe we should all pay our tax with a smile. I tried - but they wanted cash!

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The roughest way lould be to WinSetState FireFox to @SW_MAXIMIZE and then use series of mouse clicks, SLEEP and SEND commands to fill the address bar and the fields of the e-mail form. ;)

I couldn't found any other way so far. :geek:

If you find better way - put a note here. :o

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yeah...that I have already done..but that means I can't use my mouse while the sending mail process is on...that's why I asked for a silent automation...

but thanks for the response :o


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

yeah...that I have already done..but that means I can't use my mouse while the sending mail process is on...that's why I asked for a silent automation...

but thanks for the response :o

You can get the current mouse coordinates before moving it or clicking (both with speed 0) above the form and after each action move it back to the initial coordinates. This helps a bit :geek:

And i don't think the whole process takes more than 3-5 seconds.

Edited by dv8

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:o And another idea:

You can use IE.au3 to automate the whole process with Internet Explorer.

I personaly don't like IE, but don't think it would do any harm sending an e-mail with it. :geek:

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Yay...I went through the links before posting here, the ones you referred me to...I am still trying to decifer them :o

the IE.au3 idea is nice, never thought that way...sure will give it a try


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