Send email through gmail account

Please tell about the workable send email code.
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nishant joshiTechnology Development ConsultantCommented:
use hotmail which is easy to configure with SMTP client and MailMessage.Gmail having more security so its an issue for us.:)


Regards,
nishant
rar3zCommented:
Here's a little snippet from one of my code....

Create a class file for simplicity and reuse..

using System;
using System.Web.Mail;

namespace Gmail
{

    public class GmailMessage : System.Web.Mail.MailMessage
    {

        #region CDO Configuration Constants

        private const string SMTP_SERVER = "http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserver";
        private const string SMTP_SERVER_PORT = "http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserverport";
        private const string SEND_USING = "http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusing";
        private const string SMTP_USE_SSL = "http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpusessl";
        private const string SMTP_AUTHENTICATE = "http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpauthenticate";
        private const string SEND_USERNAME = "http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusername";
        private const string SEND_PASSWORD = "http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendpassword";

        #endregion

        #region Private Variables

        private static string _gmailServer = "smtp.gmail.com";
        private static long _gmailPort = 465;
        private string _gmailUserName = string.Empty;
        private string _gmailPassword = string.Empty;

        #endregion

        #region Public Members

        /// <summary>
        /// Constructor, creates the GmailMessage object
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="gmailUserName">The username of the gmail account that the message will be sent through</param>
        /// <param name="gmailPassword">The password of the gmail account that the message will be sent through</param>
        public GmailMessage(string gmailUserName, string gmailPassword)
        {
            this.Fields[SMTP_SERVER] = GmailMessage.GmailServer;
            this.Fields[SMTP_SERVER_PORT] = GmailMessage.GmailServerPort;
            this.Fields[SEND_USING] = 2;
            this.Fields[SMTP_USE_SSL] = true;
            this.Fields[SMTP_AUTHENTICATE] = 1;
            this.Fields[SEND_USERNAME] = gmailUserName;
            this.Fields[SEND_PASSWORD] = gmailPassword;

            _gmailUserName = gmailUserName;
            _gmailPassword = gmailPassword;
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Sends the message. If no from address is given the message will be from <c>GmailUserName</c>@Gmail.com
        /// </summary>
        public void Send()
        {
            try
            {
                if (this.From == string.Empty)
                {
                    this.From = GmailUserName;
                    if (GmailUserName.IndexOf('@') == -1) this.From += "@Gmail.com";
                }

                System.Web.Mail.SmtpMail.Send(this);
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                //TODO: Add error handling
                throw ex;
            }
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// The username of the gmail account that the message will be sent through
        /// </summary>
        public string GmailUserName
        {
            get { return _gmailUserName; }
            set { _gmailUserName = value; }
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// The password of the gmail account that the message will be sent through
        /// </summary>
        public string GmailPassword
        {
            get { return _gmailPassword; }
            set { _gmailPassword = value; }
        }

        #endregion

        #region Static Members

        /// <summary>
        /// Send a <c>System.Web.Mail.MailMessage</c> through the specified gmail account
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="gmailUserName">The username of the gmail account that the message will be sent through</param>
        /// <param name="gmailPassword">The password of the gmail account that the message will be sent through</param>
        /// <param name="message"><c>System.Web.Mail.MailMessage</c> object to send</param>
        public static void SendMailMessageFromGmail(string gmailUserName, string gmailPassword, MailMessage message)
        {
            try
            {
                message.Fields[SMTP_SERVER] = GmailMessage.GmailServer;
                message.Fields[SMTP_SERVER_PORT] = GmailMessage.GmailServerPort;
                message.Fields[SEND_USING] = 2;
                message.Fields[SMTP_USE_SSL] = true;
                message.Fields[SMTP_AUTHENTICATE] = 1;
                message.Fields[SEND_USERNAME] = gmailUserName;
                message.Fields[SEND_PASSWORD] = gmailPassword;

                System.Web.Mail.SmtpMail.Send(message);
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                //TODO: Add error handling
                throw ex;
            }
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// Sends an email through the specified gmail account
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="gmailUserName">The username of the gmail account that the message will be sent through</param>
        /// <param name="gmailPassword">The password of the gmail account that the message will be sent through</param>
        /// <param name="toAddress">Recipients email address</param>
        /// <param name="subject">Message subject</param>
        /// <param name="messageBody">Message body</param>
        public static void SendFromGmail(string gmailUserName, string gmailPassword, string toAddress, string subject, string messageBody)
        {
            try
            {
                GmailMessage gMessage = new GmailMessage(gmailUserName, gmailPassword);

                gMessage.To = toAddress;
                gMessage.Subject = subject;
                gMessage.Body = messageBody;
                gMessage.From = gmailUserName;
                if (gmailUserName.IndexOf('@') == -1) gMessage.From += "@Gmail.com";

                System.Web.Mail.SmtpMail.Send(gMessage);
            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                //TODO: Add error handling
                throw ex;
            }
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// The name of the gmail server, the default is "smtp.gmail.com"
        /// </summary>
        public static string GmailServer
        {
            get { return _gmailServer; }
            set { _gmailServer = value; }
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// The port to use when sending the email, the default is 465
        /// </summary>
        public static long GmailServerPort
        {
            get { return _gmailPort; }
            set { _gmailPort = value; }
        }

        #endregion
    }
}

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Usage ...

Gmail.SendFromGmail("your_username", "your_password", "To_address", "Subject", "Body");

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Or if you already have a MailMessage object you can send that using

Gmail.SendMailMessageFromGmail("your_username", "your_password",  your_MailMessage_object);

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searchsanjaysharmaAuthor Commented:
The message could not be sent to the SMTP server. The transport error code was 0x80040217. The server response was not available
nishant joshiTechnology Development ConsultantCommented:
with gmail or hotmail.??
searchsanjaysharmaAuthor Commented:
gmail
searchsanjaysharmaAuthor Commented:
using System.Web.Mail;
using System;
public class MailSender
{
    public static bool SendEmail(
        string pGmailEmail,
        string pGmailPassword,
        string pTo,
        string pSubject,
        string pBody,
        System.Web.Mail.MailFormat pFormat,
        string pAttachmentPath)
    {
        try
        {
            System.Web.Mail.MailMessage myMail = new System.Web.Mail.MailMessage();
            myMail.Fields.Add
                ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserver",
                              "smtp.gmail.com");
            myMail.Fields.Add
                ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserverport",
                              "465");
            myMail.Fields.Add
                ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusing",
                              "2");
            //sendusing: cdoSendUsingPort, value 2, for sending the message using
            //the network.

            //smtpauthenticate: Specifies the mechanism used when authenticating
            //to an SMTP
            //service over the network. Possible values are:
            //- cdoAnonymous, value 0. Do not authenticate.
            //- cdoBasic, value 1. Use basic clear-text authentication.
            //When using this option you have to provide the user name and password
            //through the sendusername and sendpassword fields.
            //- cdoNTLM, value 2. The current process security context is used to
            // authenticate with the service.
            myMail.Fields.Add
            ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpauthenticate","1");
            //Use 0 for anonymous
            myMail.Fields.Add
            ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusername",
                pGmailEmail);
            myMail.Fields.Add
            ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendpassword",
                 pGmailPassword);
            myMail.Fields.Add
            ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpusessl",
                 "true");
            myMail.From = pGmailEmail;
            myMail.To = pTo;
            myMail.Subject = pSubject;
            myMail.BodyFormat = pFormat;
            myMail.Body = pBody;
            if (pAttachmentPath.Trim() != "")
            {
                MailAttachment MyAttachment =
                        new MailAttachment(pAttachmentPath);
                myMail.Attachments.Add(MyAttachment);
                myMail.Priority = System.Web.Mail.MailPriority.High;
            }

            System.Web.Mail.SmtpMail.SmtpServer = "smtp.gmail.com:465";
            System.Web.Mail.SmtpMail.Send(myMail);
            return true;
        }
        catch (Exception ex)
        {
            throw;
        }
    }
}
Easwaran ParamasivamCommented:
http://geekswithblogs.net/TakeNote/archive/2007/07/16/113974.aspx contains code to send email using gmail account.
searchsanjaysharmaAuthor Commented:
ok
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