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

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27 Feb 2012CPOL
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Some examples I found were either outdated for today's .NET Network or there were over 100 lines of code & the article said, "Simple"…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…

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GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
Javier Carrion26-Aug-16 9:04
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QuestionSystem requirements Pin
michael_rut0213-Oct-15 5:30
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AnswerRe: System requirements Pin
N8tiv13-Oct-15 10:47
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Questiondispose() Pin
Gideon Cole13-Mar-15 0:59
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QuestionProblem Pin
Asad Marfani18-Oct-14 10:04
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Questionvery nice Pin
yechengmiao11-Mar-14 22:11
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GeneralVery Cool 7 Simple 7 Helpful Pin
New DotNet Developer31-Jan-14 5:47
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GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
Аslam Iqbal30-Mar-13 6:35
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QuestionFailure sending message error.. Pin
burdz9-Oct-12 23:30
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AnswerRe: Failure sending message error.. Pin
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AnswerRe: Failure sending message error.. Pin
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AnswerRe: Failure sending message error.. Pin
N8tiv2-Apr-15 15:42
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GeneralJust a small hint ;) Pin
Nicholas Marty5-Mar-12 5:14
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GeneralRe: Just a small hint ;) Pin
N8tiv10-Apr-12 22:58
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GeneralRe: thanks :) Pin
Mokhtar Ashour29-Dec-11 4:22
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GeneralReason for my vote of 5 Awesome Example for beginners. Pin
Balakrishnan Dhinakaran29-Feb-12 20:26
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GeneralReason for my vote of 4 Nice example - and "simple" Pin
brother.gabriel29-Feb-12 12:10
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GeneralReason for my vote of 5 simple and powerful Pin
Mokhtar Ashour29-Dec-11 4:23
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Generalsimple and easy, but the question is "is it secured"? I don'... Pin
Mokhtar Ashour27-Dec-11 9:38
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GeneralRe: SSL - Secured Socket Layer is enabled. I'm assuming it's enc... Pin
N8tiv29-Dec-11 0:39
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GeneralReason for my vote of 5 good one! Pin
velt_99126-Dec-11 20:48
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GeneralRe: Thank You Pin
N8tiv29-Dec-11 0:39
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GeneralCheck out http://www.systemnetmail.com/ Pin
Axel Rietschin19-Dec-11 9:59
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