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SmtpException Class

Represents the exception that is thrown when the SmtpClient is not able to complete a Send or SendAsync operation.

Namespace:  System.Net.Mail
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public class SmtpException extends Exception implements ISerializable

The StatusCode property contains the status code returned by the SMTP server.

The following code example displays an error message when the SmtpException exception is thrown.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.
public:
    static void RetryIfBusy(String* server)
    {
       MailAddress* from = new MailAddress(S"ben@contoso.com");
       MailAddress* to = new MailAddress(S"jane@contoso.com");
       MailMessage* message = new MailMessage(from, to);
       // message.Subject = "Using the SmtpClient class.";
       message->Subject = S"Using the SmtpClient class.";
       message->Body = S"Using this feature, you can send an e-mail message from an application very easily.";
       // Add a carbon copy recipient.
       MailAddress* copy= new MailAddress(S"Notifications@contoso.com");
       message->CC->Add(copy);
       SmtpClient* client = new SmtpClient(server);
        // Include credentials if the server requires them.
       client->Credentials = dynamic_cast<ICredentialsByHost*> (CredentialCache::DefaultNetworkCredentials);
       Console::WriteLine(S"Sending an e-mail message to {0} using the SMTP host {1}.", 
            to->Address, client->Host);
       try 
       {
            client->Send(message);
       }
       catch (SmtpFailedRecipientsException* ex)
       {
           for (int i = 0; i<ex->Exceptions->Length; i++)
           {
                SmtpStatusCode status = ex->Exceptions[i]->StatusCode;
               if (status == SmtpStatusCode::MailboxBusy ||
                   status == SmtpStatusCode::MailboxUnavailable)
               {
                    Console::WriteLine(S"Delivery failed - retrying in 5 seconds.");
                    System::Threading::Thread::Sleep(5000);
                    client->Send(message);
                }
                else
                {
                    Console::WriteLine(S"Failed to deliver message to {0}", ex->FailedRecipients[i]);
                }
            }
       }
       __finally
       {
            client->Dispose();
       }
}

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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