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Posted on 2008-06-19
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Hi,

I have a website.I want to build a page in the type of a feedback form where users  can write there comments and and it come to my email box.
Any body give me some solid ideas about this!
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by:Jaime Olivares
Jaime Olivares earned 100 total points
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it is quiet easy, you can do it with pure HTML by setting the target of a form to an email. Have a look to this example:
http://www.w3schools.com/html/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml_form_mail
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by:jacek_j1978
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All you have to do is to use System.Net.Mail namespace.
Default.aspx.cs:
using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Security;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;
using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;
using System.Net.Mail;
 
public partial class _Default : System.Web.UI.Page 
{
        protected void btSend_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
	{
		// Instantiate a new instance of MailMessage
		MailMessage mailMessage = new MailMessage();
		// Set the sender address of the mail message (it should be some of your mailboxes)
		mailMessage.From = new MailAddress("FromMailbox@mailbox.com");
		// Set the recepient address of the mail message
		mailMessage.To.Add(new MailAddress("ToMailbox.jura@mailbox.com"));
		mailMessage.Subject = "E-mail from: " + tbUserName.Text;
		// Set the body of the mail message
		mailMessage.Body = tbBody.Text;
		// Instantiate a new instance of SmtpClient
		SmtpClient smptClient = new SmtpClient("SmtpClientNameOrIP");
		// Send the mail message
		smptClient.Send(mailMessage);
	}
}
 
Defualt.aspx:
<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true"  CodeFile="Default.aspx.cs" Inherits="_Default" %>
 
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
 
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
		<asp:Label ID="Label2" runat="server" Text="Username:"></asp:Label>
		<br />
		<asp:TextBox ID="tbUserName" runat="server" Width="200px"></asp:TextBox>
		<br />
		<asp:Label ID="Label1" runat="server" Text="Message:"></asp:Label>&nbsp;<br />
		<asp:TextBox ID="tbBody" runat="server" Height="151px" Width="200px"></asp:TextBox>&nbsp;
		<br />
		<asp:Button ID="btSend" runat="server" OnClick="btSend_Click" Text="Send" /></div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

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by:mahmood_786
ID: 21825728
To Jacek!

Thanks ...that seems promising. So using that sort of code which u described.I will get the email.I can add the sender's email field as well....so that I know where I am receiving it from....just wonder how the email is received to my inbox? although I they are not using their email client(the sender) e.g,hotmail,yahoo etc....??
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by:mahmood_786
ID: 21825776
To Jaime!

The method you told me opens the outlook express!!! I want it happen without opening it!!!
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jacek_j1978 earned 400 total points
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The solution I presented is using your smtp server, so it is sent from your account. I used this with MS Exchange Server account, but you can use it as well to configure it with hotmail, yahoo, gmail as well.
In code snippet you can find solution with gmail example.
You can see extra three properties: Credentials, EnableSsl and Port which you have to configure.
	protected void btSend_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
	{
		// Instantiate a new instance of MailMessage
		MailMessage mailMessage = new MailMessage();
		// Set the sender address of the mail message
		mailMessage.From = new MailAddress("username@gmail.com");
		// Set the recepient address of the mail message
		mailMessage.To.Add(new MailAddress("ToMailbox.jura@mailbox.com")); //ToMailbox.jura@mailbox.com
		mailMessage.Subject = "E-mail from: " + tbUserName.Text;
		// Set the body of the mail message
		mailMessage.Body = tbBody.Text;
		// Instantiate a new instance of SmtpClient
		SmtpClient smptClient = new SmtpClient("smtp.gmail.com");
		smptClient.Credentials = new System.Net.NetworkCredential("username", "password");
		smptClient.EnableSsl = true;
		smptClient.Port = 587;
		// Send the mail message
		smptClient.Send(mailMessage);
	}

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by:mahmood_786
ID: 21831240
I get this error message by compiling the code you first sent!!!

Error      1      'ASP.default_aspx' does not contain a definition for 'btSend_Click'      C:\Documents and Settings\Micosoft User\My Documents\Visual Studio 2005\WebSites\WebSite6\Default.aspx      52      
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by:jacek_j1978
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This is only an example. In order to use it, you have to add a button. Then create Onclick command for your button, and copy the code from my btSend_Click method into the method that will be created. In examples code there are usually bindings to different methods. So you have to use examples in a smart way. I can't write all for you. But after some time of coding you will become familiar with all of these.
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