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<smtp> Element (Network Settings)

Configures the delivery format, 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 
  deliveryFormat="format"  
  deliveryMethod="method"  
  from="from address"  
  <specifiedPickupDirectory> … </ specifiedPickupDirectory > 
  <network> … </network> 
/smtp>

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

Attributes

Attribute

Description

deliveryFormat

Specifies the delivery format for outgoing e-mails. Acceptable values are SevenBit and International.

deliveryMethod

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

from

Specifies the from address for outgoing e-mails.

Child Elements

Attribute

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> Element (Network Settings)

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