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<smtp> Element (Network Settings)

Configures the delivery method and from address for sending e-mails.

<configuration> Element
  <system.net> Element (Network Settings)
    <mailSettings> Element (Network Settings)
      <smtp> Element (Network Settings)
<smtp
  deliveryMethod="method" 
  from="from address" 
  <specifiedPickupDirectory> … </ specifiedPickupDirectory >
  <network> … </network>
/smtp>

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

Attributes

Attribute

Description

deliveryMethod

Specifies the delivery method for e-mails. Acceptable values are network, pickupDirectoryFromIis, and specifiedPickupDirectory.

from

Specifies the from address for e-mails.

Child Elements

Element

Description

< specifiedPickupDirectory >

Configures the local directory for a Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP) server.

<network>

Configures the network options for an external SMTP server.

Parent Elements

Element

Description

<mailSettings>

Configures mail sending options.

The following code example specifies the appropriate SMTP parameters to send e-mail using the default network credentials.

<configuration>
  <system.net>
    <mailSettings>
      <smtp deliveryMethod="network" from="ben@contoso.com">
        <network
          host="localhost"
          port="25"
          defaultCredentials="true"
        />
      </smtp>
    </mailSettings>
  </system.net>
</configuration>

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