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Sending Email using ASP.NET

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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hello Experts,

I would like to know the best and most recoommened way to format code to use to send emails out using ASP.NET C#. I have attached what I currently use now as a method for sending out emails after a user fills out a form. However the part that I'm having trouble with is adding a value from a DB that needs emailed to a user inside of a <a href> tag. I need to be able to email a link and associate that link with the employees ID.

The value that needs added to the URL is a hiddenfield value labeled hf_usersid.
protected void SendForgotPasswordEmail()
        SmtpClient smtpClient = new SmtpClient();
        MailMessage message = new MailMessage();

        //Prepare email address
        MailAddress fromAddress = new MailAddress("no-reply@test.org", "Email Name");
        MailAddress toAddress = new MailAddress(HttpUtility.HtmlEncode(txtEmail.Text));

        //Prepare the main message
        message.From = fromAddress;

        message.Subject = "Subject Title";
        message.IsBodyHtml = true;
        message.Body = "<html><head><title>" + "</title></head><body>" + "<p>" + "<span style=\"font-size: 16px; color: #0c9b19; font-family: Arial\"><b>Reset Your Password</b><font face='arial' color='#666666'>" + "<br /><br />" + "<span style=\"font-size: 14px; color: #006da5; font-family: Arial\"><b>Your Email:&nbsp;</b><font face='arial' color='#666666'>" + HttpUtility.HtmlEncode(txtEmail.Text) + "<br />" + "<span style=\"font-size: 14px; color: #006da5; font-family: Arial\"><b>Your Username:&nbsp;</b><font face='arial' color='#666666'>" + HttpUtility.HtmlEncode(hf_users_id.Value) + "<br />" + "<span style=\"font-size: 12px; font-style: italic; color: #de1919; font-family: Arial\"><br /><br />" + "<a " + "<span style=\"font-size: 12px; font-style: italic; color: #de1919; font-family: Arial\"><br /><br />" + "** Passwords are unretrievable. Please make sure that you remember your password or store it in a safe place. **" + "</body></html>";

        smtpClient.Host = "mail.test.org";

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