How do I send mail in VB.NET? RRS feed


  • You can use System.Net.Mail namespace to send an email in VB.NET.


    Module Module1
        Sub Main()
            '' Send some test mails
            Mailer.SendMail("jamie@plenderj.com", "jamie@plenderj.com", _
                            "Test HTML mail with attachments", "test email <br /> yeah!", _
                            "smtp.magnet.ie", , , New String() {"c:\file1.txt", _
                                                                "c:\file2.txt", "c:\file3.txt"})
            Mailer.SendMail("jamie@plenderj.com", "jamie@plenderj.com", _
                            "Test text-only mail with attachments", "test email yeah!", _
                            "smtp.magnet.ie", False, , New String() {"c:\file1.txt", _
                                                                     "c:\file2.txt", "c:\file3.txt"})
            Mailer.SendMail("jamie@plenderj.com", "jamie@plenderj.com", _
                            "Test HTML mail with no attachments", _
                            "test email <br /> yeah!", "smtp.magnet.ie")
            Mailer.SendMail("jamie@plenderj.com", "jamie@plenderj.com", _
                            "Test text-only with no attachments and authentication", _
                            "test email yeah!", "smtp.magnet.ie", , , , "MyUsername", "P@$$w0rd")
            Mailer.SendMail(From:="jamie@plenderj.com", _
                            To:="jamie@plenderj.com", _
                            Subject:="Test text-only with no attachments and authentication #2", _
                            Body:="test email yeah!", _
                            Attachments:=Nothing, _
                            IsBodyHtml:=False, _
                            MailPort:=125, _
        End Sub
        Class Mailer
            ''one static method for sending e-mails
            Shared Sub SendMail(ByVal [From] As String, ByVal [To] As String, _
                                ByVal Subject As String, ByVal Body As String, ByVal MailServer _
                                As String, Optional ByVal IsBodyHtml As Boolean = True, _
                                Optional ByVal MailPort As Integer = 25, _
                                Optional ByVal Attachments() As String = Nothing, Optional _
                                ByVal AuthUsername As String = Nothing, Optional ByVal _
                                AuthPassword As String = Nothing)
                ''create a SmtpClient object to allow applications to send 
                ''e-mail by using the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
                Dim MailClient As System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient = _
                New System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient(MailServer, MailPort)
                ''create a MailMessage object to represent an e-mail message
                ''that can be sent using the SmtpClient class
                Dim MailMessage = New System.Net.Mail.MailMessage( _
                [From], [To], Subject, Body)
                ''sets a value indicating whether the mail message body is in Html.
                MailMessage.IsBodyHtml = IsBodyHtml
                ''sets the credentials used to authenticate the sender
                If (AuthUsername IsNot Nothing) AndAlso (AuthPassword _
                                                         IsNot Nothing) Then
                    MailClient.Credentials = New  _
                    System.Net.NetworkCredential(AuthUsername, AuthPassword)
                End If
                ''add the files as the attachments for the mailmessage object
                If (Attachments IsNot Nothing) Then
                    For Each FileName In Attachments
                        MailMessage.Attachments.Add( _
                        New System.Net.Mail.Attachment(FileName))
                End If
            End Sub
        End Class
    End Module


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