This article will help beginners to get a basic idea of mailing with an embedded image or object from ASP.NET 2.0 using SMTP Client.
I wrote this code when one of my colleagues came up with a similar requirement of sending email from an application which will have an embedded image signature (not as an attachment).
Using the code
The code is very simple and pretty straightforward. As a prerequisite, you should have access to a mail server. Now create a
MailMessage object and specify the sender and recipient address. Message Text is created as an
AlternateView and a
LinkedResource is pointed to the image or object you want to embed. Once you are done with this, just add the
LinkedResource to the
AlternateView and finally add the
AlternateView to the
MailMessage object text.
Dim msg As New MailMessage("sender mail address", "recipient mail address")
msg.Subject = "This is my first email through program"
msg.IsBodyHtml = True
Dim View As AlternateView
Dim resource As LinkedResource
Dim client As SmtpClient
Dim msgText As New StringBuilder
msgText.Append("Welcome to the new world programming.")
View = AlternateView.CreateAlternateViewFromString(msgText.ToString(),
resource = New LinkedResource((Server.MapPath("Images\007jvr.gif")))
resource.ContentId = "Image1"
client = New SmtpClient()
client.Host = "smtp.gmail.com"
client.Credentials = New Net.NetworkCredential("username", "pwd")
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