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Problems with the SmtpMail.Send() method

Hello,

I have created a simple code to send emails using the MailMessage class and
the SmtpMail.Send() method:

MailMessage mail = new MailMessage();
mail.From = ec*****@somewhe re.com; // hard-coded
mail.To = pl******@somewh ere.com;
mail.Subject = "Test";
mail.Body = strMessage;
mail.BodyFormat = MailFormat.Html ;
SmtpMail.Send(m ail);

It works fine as long as the mail.From address is hard-coded. When I changed
the line to:
string strEmail = txtEmail.Value;
mail.From = strEmail;

txtEmail is an HTML server-control:
<input id="txtEmail" type="text" maxLength="40" size="20" name="txtEmail"
runat="server">

the code stopped working. I mean it does not send emails and even does not
throw any exception!!!
Is there any possibility to check the status of a sent message? Does
SmtpMail have any "error" property to check if the email has been sent
properly?
If I could not be sure that the message has been sent properly the
SmtpMail.Send() method would be of no use.

Please advice what to do. Should I use SmtpMail.Send() or maybe another
method?

Thanks for any hints,
Leszek Taratuta

Nov 17 '05 #1
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Leszek,

Is txtEmail.Value the equivalent of txtEmail.Text in VB.Net?

Try using: txtEmail.Text.T oString instead.

Sincerely,

--
S. Justin Gengo, MCP
Web Developer

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www.aboutfortunate.com

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"Leszek" <ta******@5thbu siness.com> wrote in message
news:O$******** ********@tk2msf tngp13.phx.gbl. ..
Hello,

I have created a simple code to send emails using the MailMessage class and the SmtpMail.Send() method:

MailMessage mail = new MailMessage();
mail.From = ec*****@somewhe re.com; // hard-coded
mail.To = pl******@somewh ere.com;
mail.Subject = "Test";
mail.Body = strMessage;
mail.BodyFormat = MailFormat.Html ;
SmtpMail.Send(m ail);

It works fine as long as the mail.From address is hard-coded. When I changed the line to:
string strEmail = txtEmail.Value;
mail.From = strEmail;

txtEmail is an HTML server-control:
<input id="txtEmail" type="text" maxLength="40" size="20" name="txtEmail"
runat="server">

the code stopped working. I mean it does not send emails and even does not
throw any exception!!!
Is there any possibility to check the status of a sent message? Does
SmtpMail have any "error" property to check if the email has been sent
properly?
If I could not be sure that the message has been sent properly the
SmtpMail.Send() method would be of no use.

Please advice what to do. Should I use SmtpMail.Send() or maybe another
method?

Thanks for any hints,
Leszek Taratuta

Nov 17 '05 #2
Some mail servers are configured to perform DNS lookup to verify the domain
name of the from e-mail address. May be this is your problem.
"Leszek" <ta******@5thbu siness.com> wrote in message
news:O$******** ******@tk2msftn gp13.phx.gbl...
Hello,

I have created a simple code to send emails using the MailMessage class and the SmtpMail.Send() method:

MailMessage mail = new MailMessage();
mail.From = ec*****@somewhe re.com; // hard-coded
mail.To = pl******@somewh ere.com;
mail.Subject = "Test";
mail.Body = strMessage;
mail.BodyFormat = MailFormat.Html ;
SmtpMail.Send(m ail);

It works fine as long as the mail.From address is hard-coded. When I changed the line to:
string strEmail = txtEmail.Value;
mail.From = strEmail;

txtEmail is an HTML server-control:
<input id="txtEmail" type="text" maxLength="40" size="20" name="txtEmail"
runat="server">

the code stopped working. I mean it does not send emails and even does not
throw any exception!!!
Is there any possibility to check the status of a sent message? Does
SmtpMail have any "error" property to check if the email has been sent
properly?
If I could not be sure that the message has been sent properly the
SmtpMail.Send() method would be of no use.

Please advice what to do. Should I use SmtpMail.Send() or maybe another
method?

Thanks for any hints,
Leszek Taratuta

Nov 17 '05 #3

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