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Submitted on: 1/1/2015 10:57:00 PM
By: Ian Ippolito (PSC)  
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 4 Users
Compatibility: ASP.NET
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     One of the bad things about old/classic ASP is its lack of easy built-in support for something as easy as sending an email. Most developers (including myself) ended up having to purchase a seperate email component such as ASPQMail, or SA-Mail. Well, now with ASP.NET that is no longer necessary...it's included in the box and is REALLY simple. Here's how to use it.
 
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//**************************************
// Name: SMTP email
// Description:One of the bad things about old/classic ASP is its lack of easy built-in support for something as easy as sending an email. Most developers (including myself) ended up having to purchase a seperate email component such as ASPQMail, or SA-Mail. Well, now with ASP.NET that is no longer necessary...it's included in the box and is REALLY simple. Here's how to use it.
// By: Ian Ippolito (PSC)
//
// Assumes:There's a little wrinkle in that the smtpserver object CANNOT be created "as New". Don't worry...it still works.
//**************************************

Dim objMailMessage As New System.Web.Mail.MailMessage()
Dim objSmtpServer As System.Web.Mail.SmtpMail
objMailMessage.From = "me@from.com"
objMailMessage.To = "you@to.com"
objMailMessage.Subject = "My Subject"
objMailMessage.Body = "my body" 'set body
objMailMessage.BodyFormat = System.Web.Mail.MailFormat.Html 'set format
objMailMessage.Priority = System.Web.Mail.MailPriority.High 'priority of message
'note:next line only required if the local machine doesn't have a working SMTP server
'replace value with the name of your own smtp server
objSmtpServer.SmtpServer = "smtp.mydomain.com" 'set SMTP server
Try
objSmtpServer.Send(objMailMessage)
Catch ex As Exception
'you can add error handling here
'throw it back out
Throw ex
End Try


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