I have been trying this for a couple of weeks now and last night i have found a way that it could be done quite easily in classic ASP. Sending emails using the SMTP server in windows is quite easy, however i have been trying to do this for a client where he needs to send emails from the website using arabic characters when users make reservations from the website. After completing this page using a typical ASP page, i figured out that the arabic characters are displayed as ????? (question marks)..
As usual, i tried to solve this problem by searching the google to find a solution for this. I found that many people have faced the same problem as me, but couldn’t find a solution. Then i tried to search the Microsoft website to find the members of the “CDO.Message” object. And finally i figured out that there is a property to change the charset of the message body.. and when i changed this charset to “utf-8” it worked!!
Here’s the source code of the ASP file, so that anyone who faces this problem might find this useful..
set cdoMessage = Server.CreateObject(“CDO.Message”)
set cdoConfig = Server.CreateObject(“CDO.Configuration”)
cdoConfig.Fields(“http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusing”) = 2
cdoConfig.Fields(“http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserver”) = “127.0.0.1”
set cdoMessage.Configuration = cdoConfig
cdoMessage.BodyPart.Charset = “utf-8”
cdoMessage.From = “[email protected]”
cdoMessage.To = “[email protected]”
cdoMessage.Subject = “Arabic Email usin SMTP – CDOSYS”
cdoMessage.HtmlBody = “مرحبا بك فى المالديف“
set cdoMessage = Nothing
set cdoConfig = Nothing