Click here to Skip to main content
11,501,956 members (73,439 online)
Click here to Skip to main content

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

, 27 Feb 2012 CPOL 82.8K 26
Rate this:
Please Sign up or sign in to vote.
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Some examples I found were either outdated for today's .NET Network or there were over 100 lines of code & the article said, "Simple"…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);
 
        Console.WriteLine("Subject");
        mail.Subject = Console.ReadLine();
 
        Console.WriteLine("Your Message");
        mail.Body = Console.ReadLine();
 
        SmtpClient smtp = new SmtpClient();
        smtp.Host = "smtp.gmail.com";
        smtp.Port = 587;
 
        smtp.Credentials = new NetworkCredential(
            "username@domain.com", "password");
        smtp.EnableSsl = true;
        Console.WriteLine("Sending email...");
        smtp.Send(mail);
    }
}

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…

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Share

About the Author

N8tiv
Website Administrator
United States United States
No Biography provided
Follow on   Twitter   Google+   LinkedIn

Comments and Discussions

 
Questiondispose() Pin
Gideon Cole13-Mar-15 0:59
memberGideon Cole13-Mar-15 0:59 
QuestionProblem Pin
Asad Marfani18-Oct-14 10:04
memberAsad Marfani18-Oct-14 10:04 
Questionvery nice Pin
yechengmiao11-Mar-14 22:11
memberyechengmiao11-Mar-14 22:11 
GeneralVery Cool 7 Simple 7 Helpful Pin
New DotNet Developer31-Jan-14 5:47
memberNew DotNet Developer31-Jan-14 5:47 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
Аslam Iqbal30-Mar-13 6:35
memberАslam Iqbal30-Mar-13 6:35 
QuestionFailure sending message error.. Pin
burdz9-Oct-12 23:30
memberburdz9-Oct-12 23:30 
AnswerRe: Failure sending message error.. Pin
WidmarkRob10-Oct-12 0:13
memberWidmarkRob10-Oct-12 0:13 
AnswerRe: Failure sending message error.. Pin
Аslam Iqbal30-Mar-13 6:40
memberАslam Iqbal30-Mar-13 6:40 
AnswerRe: Failure sending message error.. Pin
WidmarkRob2-Apr-15 15:42
memberWidmarkRob2-Apr-15 15:42 
GeneralJust a small hint ;) Pin
Nicholas Marty5-Mar-12 5:14
memberNicholas Marty5-Mar-12 5:14 
GeneralRe: Just a small hint ;) Pin
WidmarkRob10-Apr-12 22:58
memberWidmarkRob10-Apr-12 22:58 
GeneralRe: thanks :) Pin
Mokhtar Ashour29-Dec-11 4:22
memberMokhtar Ashour29-Dec-11 4:22 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 Awesome Example for beginners. Pin
Balakrishnan Dhinakaran29-Feb-12 20:26
memberBalakrishnan Dhinakaran29-Feb-12 20:26 
GeneralReason for my vote of 4 Nice example - and "simple" Pin
brother.gabriel29-Feb-12 12:10
memberbrother.gabriel29-Feb-12 12:10 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 simple and powerful Pin
Mokhtar Ashour29-Dec-11 4:23
memberMokhtar Ashour29-Dec-11 4:23 
Generalsimple and easy, but the question is "is it secured"? I don'... Pin
Mokhtar Ashour27-Dec-11 9:38
memberMokhtar Ashour27-Dec-11 9:38 
GeneralRe: SSL - Secured Socket Layer is enabled. I'm assuming it's enc... Pin
Robert Widmark29-Dec-11 0:39
memberRobert Widmark29-Dec-11 0:39 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 good one! Pin
velt_99126-Dec-11 20:48
membervelt_99126-Dec-11 20:48 
GeneralRe: Thank You Pin
Robert Widmark29-Dec-11 0:39
memberRobert Widmark29-Dec-11 0:39 
GeneralCheck out http://www.systemnetmail.com/ Pin
Axel Rietschin19-Dec-11 9:59
memberAxel Rietschin19-Dec-11 9:59 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.

| Advertise | Privacy | Terms of Use | Mobile
Web04 | 2.8.150520.1 | Last Updated 28 Feb 2012
Article Copyright 2011 by N8tiv
Everything else Copyright © CodeProject, 1999-2015
Layout: fixed | fluid