SendGird Alternative RRS feed

  • Question

  • User-1671627117 posted

    After completing the excellent tutorial here, I found that SendGird is extremely slow. It always takes at least 12 minutes to send email.

    In some cases, email is never received.


    There is a quick, easy alternative to SendGird is Gmail with the code below and remove configSendGridasync

     public async Task SendAsync(IdentityMessage message)
                // Plug in your email service here to send an email.

                var sentFrom = "noreply@ourdoamin.com";

                // Configure the client:
                System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient client = new System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient("smtp.gmail.com");

                client.Port = 587;
                client.DeliveryMethod = System.Net.Mail.SmtpDeliveryMethod.Network;
                client.UseDefaultCredentials = false;

                // Creatte the credentials:
                System.Net.NetworkCredential credentials = new NetworkCredential(
                client.EnableSsl = true;
                client.Credentials = credentials;

                // Create the message:
                var mail = new System.Net.Mail.MailMessage(sentFrom, message.Destination);
                mail.Subject = message.Subject;
                mail.Body = message.Body;

                await client.SendMailAsync(mail);

    There is two important security factors to consider:

    1. Create a dummy gmail, do not use your own because you need to set  the gmail account security to lesssecureapps:

    Click on this link when with your dummy gmail only: https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps

    2. Your gmail account and password should be in global Web.Config as per the tutorial




    <add key="mailAccount" value="your gmail account" />
     <add key="mailPassword" value="your gmail password" />




    Gmail sends email within 1 minute, normally less than 10 secs. SendGrid is a joke.

    Friday, November 28, 2014 12:56 AM

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  • User1826113580 posted

    Hi Tony,

    Fortunately, I found your post and it helped me a great deal!  For a variety of reasons I didn't want to use the SendGrid method in the tutorial.  Your write-up was very clear and just what I needed to use gmail.  Thank you very much for posting this!

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015 9:16 PM
  • User-1851835828 posted

    Cheers Tony. Managed to get this working.

    My only question is does this line of code actually do anything?

    var sentFrom = "noreply@ourdoamin.com";

    All of my test emails come from the Gmail account I'm using the send the emails from. How can we make the emails appear to come from a different address and what steps should we take to ensure that these emails don't go straight to people's spam folders?


    Friday, December 11, 2015 4:29 PM
  • User1308395552 posted

    Thanks a lot :)
    Thats way better than using sendgrid. 

    Tuesday, March 1, 2016 5:56 PM