released 2 December 1998
Blat is now coordinated by Tim Charron and Gilles Vollant, see their web page for up to date information.
Blat is a Public Domain (generous aren't we?) Windows NT console utility that sends the contents of a file in an e-mail message using the SMTP protocol. Blat can send plain ASCII text files or binary files encoded in base64 or uuencode.
Blat is useful for creating scripts where mail has to be sent automatically (CGI scripts, result of automated backups, etc.)
To use Blat you must first download it, install it and then make sure that you have access to a SMTP server via TCP-IP.
At the moment there are binaries for the DEC Alpha. However,because Blat comes with source code, you are free to compile it under MIPS or PowerPC.
While we did not design Blat for and never ran it under Windows 95. We are told that it runs well in that environment.
We provide absolutly no support for this, but then we also do not provide support for Blat under NT...
We do not know and are really couldn't care less!
Being freeware with source code included in the distribution, we cannot provide any support for your usage of Blat. But here are some examples of how to use Blat, kindly provided by other users of the program:
Please download Blat from the site nearest to you.
Be aware that the Alpha version is for the Alpha family of processors (this is not a development version) and it will not work on Intel based computers!
If you are upgrading from version 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 or 1.5, simply copy Blat.exe over the old one. You may as well delete gensock.dll if no other program needs it - Blat 1.7 does no longer need this DLL
If you are upgrading from Blat 1.1 or 1.0 (phew!) or you never used Blat before you must follow these steps:
Blat version 1.8.0 is a merge of 2 different source trees which started diverging at version 1.5. If you're upgrading from the prior "official" release (1.7), then changes include:
NOTE: Blat is not supported software. Correspondence about problems with Blat usage to the authors may never be answered.
Blat was written by Pedro Mendes, Mark Neal, Tim Charron and Gilles Vollant.
This page © Copyright 1996-1998 by Pedro Mendes and Mark Neal