Hi all, i encounter a big problem weher I thought it would be simple; I very much hope someone here can help me a bit.
I have a database (in sql-server) with, among other data, records for a few thousand clients, subscribers etc. One of the items retained for each is the email address.
So, of course I want to use these email addresses in my email-program. Also, I would like to give a small group of others access to these email addresses over the internet.
The database is part of specialised software (the nature of whjich seems not relevant here) and took me 2 years to build. I faced many hurdles ofcourse, but I would never have thought that this would be one of them. I thought that zillions of others would have the same need: wanting to give an email client access to email-addresses in a database; i thought I would be able to choose a component to fulfill this task from a long list ranging from freeware to big-company-ware.
NOT AT ALL!
in fact I can't find ANY component that's up to the task!
The problem is not the email clients, all email programs I know can search for email-addresses on remote servers. They look for LDAP servers; and pose a question in LDAP syntax.
So what I am looking for is a server which can expose my data using LDAP protocol.
Like I said: I thought that would be very easy to find, but now, after having posed this question on several forums, I get more and more desperate.
Can anyone point me to a component that does what I want?
And if not, would anyone be willing to explain to me how it can be that there are not millions of others who have the same question?