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Simple SMTP E-Mail Sender in C#… Console application

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Simple SMTP E-Mail Sender in C#… Console application
I've been all over the Internet, as a beginner looking for examples for a simple e-mail sender program.
I was looking for a simple structure to follow. Something I could look at & say to myself, "okay, I think I can understand that".
Some examples I found were either outdated for today's .NET Network or there were over 100 lines of code & the article said, "Simple"…
My way of giving back is to post this article. I've read some articles here, "The Code Project & MSDN". Both places were very helpful regarding information and help.
For the old pros, I've been told I need to add some sort of garbage collection, which I will gladly do when I learn how.
For now, it's working… And it is, "Simple".
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Net.Mail;
using System.Net;
class Program
    static void Main(string[] args)
        Console.WriteLine("Mail To");
        MailAddress to = new MailAddress(Console.ReadLine());
        Console.WriteLine("Mail From");
        MailAddress from = new MailAddress(Console.ReadLine());
        MailMessage mail = new MailMessage(from, to);
        mail.Subject = Console.ReadLine();
        Console.WriteLine("Your Message");
        mail.Body = Console.ReadLine();
        SmtpClient smtp = new SmtpClient();
        smtp.Host = "";
        smtp.Port = 587;
        smtp.Credentials = new NetworkCredential(
            "", "password");
        smtp.EnableSsl = true;
        Console.WriteLine("Sending email...");
As far as I know, you can use this with any SMTP server… More specifically the free ones, Gmail; Yahoo mail; AOL…
I have not tested it on a private server…


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Comments and Discussions

Questionvery nice Pinmemberyechengmiao11-Mar-14 22:11 
GeneralVery Cool 7 Simple 7 Helpful PinmemberNew DotNet Developer31-Jan-14 5:47 
GeneralMy vote of 5 PinmemberАslam Iqbal30-Mar-13 6:35 
QuestionFailure sending message error.. Pinmemberburdz9-Oct-12 23:30 
AnswerRe: Failure sending message error.. PinmemberWidmarkRob10-Oct-12 0:13 
AnswerRe: Failure sending message error.. PinmemberАslam Iqbal30-Mar-13 6:40 
GeneralJust a small hint ;) PinmemberNicholas Marty5-Mar-12 5:14 
GeneralRe: Just a small hint ;) PinmemberWidmarkRob10-Apr-12 22:58 
GeneralRe: thanks :) PinmemberMokhtar Ashour29-Dec-11 4:22 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 Awesome Example for beginners. PinmemberBalakrishnan Dhinakaran29-Feb-12 20:26 
GeneralReason for my vote of 4 Nice example - and "simple" Pinmemberbrother.gabriel29-Feb-12 12:10 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 simple and powerful PinmemberMokhtar Ashour29-Dec-11 4:23 
Generalsimple and easy, but the question is "is it secured"? I don'... PinmemberMokhtar Ashour27-Dec-11 9:38 
GeneralRe: SSL - Secured Socket Layer is enabled. I'm assuming it's enc... PinmemberRobert Widmark29-Dec-11 0:39 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 good one! Pinmembervelt_99126-Dec-11 20:48 
GeneralRe: Thank You PinmemberRobert Widmark29-Dec-11 0:39 
GeneralCheck out PinmemberAxel Rietschin19-Dec-11 9:59 

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