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Using a text file as the body of an email in Powershell

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Hi, I have a script currently that produces output to a text file and then the attachment is emailed out. I would like to change the script so that it displays the text of this output in the BODY of the email.

Is this possible? The text file is just a few rows of standard text, eg...

servername               versionnumber         date  


I don't nessicarily need the text file, it was just a temporary means of producing this email on a tight deadline!


if ( (Get-PSSnapin -Name VMware.VimAutomation.Core -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue) -eq $null )
    Add-PSsnapin VMware.VimAutomation.Core

$server = "Server001"
$SMTPserver = ""
$from = ""
$to = ""
$attachments = "C:\Scripts\Generate-VMToolsVersionReport\VMWareTools_VersionReport.txt"
$subject = "VMWare Tools Report from vc001 server Cluster"
$bodytext = "Attachment contains the current versions of VMWare tools by VM on the vc001 Vcenter cluster"

# Connect to the vCenter server(s) 
$vcserver = connect-VIServer $server -Protocol https -WarningAction SilentlyContinue | Out-Null

# get the vmware tools version for each VM  
get-vm | % { get-view $_.ID } | select Name, @{ Name="ToolsVersion"; Expression={$}} | Sort-Object toolsversion -Descending | out-file $attachments

# Disconnect from the vCenter server(s) 
Disconnect-VIServer -Server $server -Force:$true -Confirm:$false

$mailer = New-Object Net.Mail.SMTPclient($SMTPserver)
$msg = New-Object Net.Mail.MailMessage($from, $to, $subject, $bodytext)
$Attach = new-object Net.Mail.Attachment($attachments)

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