Where is an asp.net SMTP email message physically generated from?

Paul Raymond
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When a user function or operation executes in our asp.net application, a confirmation email is sent out, using the SMTP credentials found in the web.config file.
Q- When an external user has logged onto the application, and is performing the process, could their internal corporate firewall block the email being sent out by the app? I am not sure if the email is generated from the host server, or via the user's local session.
Thanks for your input.
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Generally speaking, emails created by an ASP.Net application are sent through the mail server defined by/in the ASP.Net application. This could be an email server internal to your organization (such as Exchange) or it could be a third-party email server (GMail, O365, etc.) The user's mail system only comes into play when receiving the email.
Kyle AbrahamsSenior .Net Developer
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Assuming you're in the code behind then you're running on the server.  The user firewall isn't a factor.

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Thank for your input. I will have to delve deeper into this.

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