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I have a text file that is being read by powershell that has varying number of lines in it. I want powershell to read the lines and output to an email that lists each line on its own line.

The script below emails the lines all as one line and Ihave not been able to get it to show the line breaks.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

$Line = Get-Content E:\MonitorFolder\PingResults.txt | Out-String  
 
  Send-MailMessage -From 'Lost_Network_Connection@company.com' -To 'me@systrends.com' `
  -SmtpServer 'smtp.company.com' `
  -Subject 'Lost Network Connection' `
  -BodyAsHtml `
    -Body @"
      $(($Line) + "'n")  
"@
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by:footech
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Try the following.
$Line = Get-Content E:\MonitorFolder\PingResults.txt 
 
  Send-MailMessage -From 'Lost_Network_Connection@company.com' -To 'me@systrends.com' `
  -SmtpServer 'smtp.company.com' `
  -Subject 'Lost Network Connection' `
  -BodyAsHtml `
  -Body ($Line -join "`n")

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by:jimmylew52
ID: 39594385
Two lines in PingResults.txt

server is down
Station is down

Displays in email as :

server is downstation is down

instead of two lines.

 -Body ($Line -join "`n")  --  does the same thing.
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by:footech
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Oh wait, just noticed that you're outputting HTML.  One moment.
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Make sure you're not piping to Out-String in line 1.
Change line 7 to
  -Body ($Line -join "<br>")

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by:jimmylew52
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That worked!!!   Thank You!!!
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