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Sending email with attachments locks attached file when sending fails - VB.NET 2.0

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Hi Experts,

I have created a webservice which does some processing from a DB into a CSV file and attempts to email that file. It is to be scheduled to run every day.

The problem I have is, at the moment on the web server I am deploying it to, the email sending fails and locks the file I am sending. Therefore the next time the process runs it fails due to the file still being locked. Is there anyway to make sure the file does not get locked even if the email fails?

I am using VB.NET 2.0 and VS2005.

Here is the code I use to send the mail if it helps:

            myMail.From = myMailFrom
            myMail.To.Add(myMailTo)
            myMail.Subject = strSubject
            If strPriority = "High" Then
                myMail.Priority = MailPriority.High
            Else
                myMail.Priority = MailPriority.Normal
            End If
            myMail.IsBodyHtml = True
            myMail.Body = strMessage
            If Not AttachmentFiles Is Nothing Then
                iCnt = AttachmentFiles.Count - 1
                For i = 0 To iCnt
                    If FileExists(AttachmentFiles(i)) Then myMail.Attachments.Add(New Attachment(AttachmentFiles(i)))
                Next
            End If

            Dim MailObj As New System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient
               MailObj.Host = System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.AppSettings("smtpHost")
               MailObj.Send(myMail)

Thanks for any help you can give me!
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Ah, so simple!

Thanks for the quick reply that did the trick!
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