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I am new to this topic

I have the code below and i want to my application to send emails.

I get the exception "the remote name "ubos.org" could not be resolved"

ubos.org is our active domain name. Also how do i know the name of the local smtp server

Thanks you and regards

Anthony Matovu




 Private Sub Button7_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button7.Click
        Try
            Dim mm As MailMessage = New MailMessage
            mm.From = New MailAddress("anthonymatovu@yahoo.co.uk", "Anthony Matovu")
            mm.To.Add(New MailAddress("matovu.anthony@gmail.com", "Anthony Matovu"))

            mm.Subject = "Testingf"
            mm.Body = "this is my body"
            mm.IsBodyHtml = False
            Dim client As SmtpClient = New SmtpClient("smtp.ubos.org")
            client.Credentials = Net.CredentialCache.DefaultNetworkCredentials
            client.Send(mm)
        Catch ex As Exception
            MessageBox.Show("error " & ex.ToString)
        End Try

    End Sub
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This depends on which mail server you have. Are you using Exchange ? If so you can use the server name of the exchange server (you can see this in outlook). If your application has to be used outside the organisation i'd suggest you look for an alternative to send mails. The problem is port 25 is most of the time blocked by ISP's. You could ask setup SMTP on an alternative port and make forwarders from an @ ubos.org address to the yahoo and gmail addresses. This way you can connect to the SMTP server from outside without authentication.
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Hi

use 'ubos.org' instead of 'smtp.ubos.org'
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by:Anthony Matovu
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I have tried Ihadi's approach and i get message "Unable to read data from the transport connection"

I have tried to understand what to do with robbe's solution and i cannot get through yet. How do i get the server name from outlook, i have failed. true the application is going to run on the local Intranet but i would also want to learn about the alternative methods.

Thanks
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by:Anthony Matovu
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Thank you It has worked,
I used nslookup on the cmd prompot
and it gave me the server name "filter.ubor.org"

robbe: can i know about the alternative methods and also how to get the name through outlook

I replace this in the code and it worked

Anthony
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