C# Code to send an email

I’ve been doing some testing of email enabled lists, and I needed to send quite a lot of emails, so I wrote a little console app to do it. Here’s the core of the code I used, in case I need it again, or it’s useful to someone. It uses System.Net.Mail:

SmtpClient smtp = new SmtpClient(@"vm-moss2007.virtual.local");
for (int i = 1; i <= 100; i++)
{
    MailMessage message = new MailMessage("administrator@virtual.local", <a href="mailto:testlist@sharepoint.virtual.local">testlist@sharepoint.virtual.local</a>);
    message.Subject = string.Format("Message {0}", i);
    message.Body = string.Format("This is message '{0}'", i);
    Console.WriteLine("Sending {0}", i);
    smtp.Send(message);
}
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C# Code to send an email

4 thoughts on “C# Code to send an email

  1. There are built in classes to do just about anything including email. Emailing with attachments isn’t as hard as you might think.

  2. Max – Thanks, nice example. Yeah, I was testing on a dev machine with no authentication requirements.

    Garry – yup, agreed. Even the authentication that Max mentioned is pretty straight forward.

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