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Hi!

I have some tasks in my website that sends emails.

The problem is that the email sending may be slow, forcing the user to be waiting, sometimes, too much.

How can I do something that do all the stuff and sends the email in background, without disturbing the normal system process.

Maybe using Asynchronous method to send email... I don't know.
I've tried this tutorial <http://www.asp.net/general/videos/how-do-i-send-email-asynchronously-with-aspnet> but it didn't worked. Actually, I'm not sure if it's what I need.

Thanks in advance!
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by:Inteqam
ID: 33573301
i have this method in my class

   Public Sub SendEmailInSeparateThread()
        Try
            t = New Thread(AddressOf Me.SendEmail)
            t.Start()
        Catch ex As Exception
        End Try
    End Sub
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by:calypsoworld
ID: 33579255
Thank you for reply!

I can't make this code work in C#, even changing the AddressOf to new EventHandler...
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by:Inteqam
ID: 33582373
public void SendEmailInSeparateThread()
{
      try {
            t = new Thread(this.SendEmail);
            t.Start();
      } catch (Exception ex) {
      }
}
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by:calypsoworld
ID: 33582591
public void SendEmailInSeparateThread()
{
System.Threading.Thread t;
      try {
            t = new Thread(this.SendEmail(param1, param2);
            t.Start();
      } catch (Exception ex) {
      }
}

ERROR:
Error      6      The best overloaded method match for 'System.Threading.Thread.Thread(System.Threading.ParameterizedThreadStart)' has some invalid arguments
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by:Inteqam
ID: 33584208
Why are you sending Parameters? for that use this

public void SendEmailInSeparateThread()
{
System.Threading.Thread t;
      try {
            t = new Thread(new ParameterizedThreadStart(SendEmail));
            t.Start(Param1,Param2);
      } catch (Exception ex) {
      }
}
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by:calypsoworld
ID: 33608061
Still not working... Method sendEMailContactForm has 4 arguments, all String
 
                 Thread t;
Error 5      t = new Thread(new ParameterizedThreadStart(this.sendEmailContactForm));
Error 6      t.Start("ok","ok","ok","ok");

Error      5      No overload for 'sendEmailContactForm' matches delegate 'System.Threading.ParameterizedThreadStart'

Error      6      No overload for method 'Start' takes 4 arguments
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Inteqam earned 2000 total points
ID: 33608198
My mistake
Start cannot take multiple params, so you need to put your Params in ONE array, or ONE class and pass it

so instead of

                 Thread t;
Error 5      t = new Thread(new ParameterizedThreadStart(this.sendEmailContactForm));
Error 6      t.Start("ok","ok","ok","ok");


use
class MyParams
   public P1 as string
public P2 as string
public P3 as string
public P4 as string
end class
                 Thread t;
Error 5      t = new Thread(new ParameterizedThreadStart(this.sendEmailContactForm));
dim MP as MyParams
MP.P1 = "ok"
MP.P2 = "ok"
MP.P3 = "ok"
MP.P4 = "ok"
Error 6      t.Start(MP);

function sendEmailContactForm(MyPar as MyParams)
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by:Inteqam
ID: 33608199
sorry for thr C# - VB mixing
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by:calypsoworld
ID: 33608348
OK.
I'll try this solution.

Thank you!
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