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Attaching multiple files of any type to a mail message?

I am trying to use framework 1.1 - stuck with it. to send emails from a
windows form application. The email messages can have attachments, usually
two and they can be either text or sounds (wav files) or images (bmp, gif or
tiff)

I can send the email messages OK but the attachments are giving me grief.

Can anyone provide some code that adds attachments to web mail messages.

Thanks for any help,
Bob

Nov 28 '06 #1
5 2215
Robert,

It depends how you sent the email. If you use the default client method, you
cannot use attachment.
If you use SMTP (only on "professional and 2003 OS") than you can use SMTP
mail.

So let us know what you are doing?

Cor

"Robert Dufour" <bd*****@sgiims.comschreef in bericht
news:ey**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>I am trying to use framework 1.1 - stuck with it. to send emails from a
windows form application. The email messages can have attachments, usually
two and they can be either text or sounds (wav files) or images (bmp, gif
or tiff)

I can send the email messages OK but the attachments are giving me grief.

Can anyone provide some code that adds attachments to web mail messages.

Thanks for any help,
Bob

Nov 29 '06 #2
Cor this is the snippet of code that I use so far,
Imports System.Web.Mail

Public Class clsWebMail

Public Sub SendWebMail(ByVal Mailto As String, _

ByVal MailFrom As String, _

ByVal Subject As String, _

ByVal Body As String, _

Optional ByVal MailAttachments As String = "", _

Optional ByVal MailCC As String = "", _

Optional ByVal MailBcc As String = "", _

Optional ByVal ServerName As String = "localhost", _

Optional ByVal UserLogin As String = "", _

Optional ByVal Password As String = "")

'The mail attachments string should contain semi colon delimited full
pathnames

'of the files to be attached.

Try

Dim mailMsg As New MailMessage

With mailMsg

..From = MailFrom

..To = Mailto

..Cc = MailCC

..Bcc = MailBcc

..Subject = Subject

..Body = Body

..Priority = MailPriority.High

End With

Dim AttachItem As String

If MailAttachments <"" Then

Dim delimStr As String = ";"

Dim delimiter As Char() = delimStr.ToCharArray()

Dim split As String() = Nothing

split = MailAttachments.Split(delimiter)

For Each AttachItem In split

Dim attachment As New MailAttachment(AttachItem) 'create the attachment for
the message

mailMsg.Attachments.Add(attachment) 'add the attachment

Next AttachItem

End If

If ServerName <"localhost" Then

mailMsg.Fields.Add("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpauthenticate",
"1") 'basic authentication

mailMsg.Fields.Add("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusername",
UserLogin) 'Login name

mailMsg.Fields.Add("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendpassword",
"Password") 'set your password here

End If

SmtpMail.SmtpServer = ServerName

SmtpMail.Send(mailMsg)

Catch ex As Exception

WriteLogEntry("Application", "WebMailing", "Web mail send error " &
ex.InnerException.Message, EventLogEntryType.Error, 0, 0)

End Try

End Sub

End Class

The code works OK except when I try to use the attachments. The project
needs to work on a Windows XP Pro or Windows 2000 workstation, it is not
intended for a 2003 server. I know that in 2005 the mailing has been moved
to SYSTEM.NET.MAIL but I'm stuck with using VS2003 that uses
system.web.mail.
I found some info and code samples at
http://www.systemwebmail.com/faq/2.3.aspx but the attachments don't work and
I need it, badly.

Bob

"Cor Ligthert [MVP]" <no************@planet.nlwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
Robert,

It depends how you sent the email. If you use the default client method,
you cannot use attachment.
If you use SMTP (only on "professional and 2003 OS") than you can use SMTP
mail.

So let us know what you are doing?

Cor

"Robert Dufour" <bd*****@sgiims.comschreef in bericht
news:ey**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>I am trying to use framework 1.1 - stuck with it. to send emails from a
windows form application. The email messages can have attachments, usually
two and they can be either text or sounds (wav files) or images (bmp, gif
or tiff)

I can send the email messages OK but the attachments are giving me grief.

Can anyone provide some code that adds attachments to web mail messages.

Thanks for any help,
Bob


Nov 29 '06 #3
Robert,

The first thing I thought on was "Is Robert using HTML post, because that
preservers the charachters"
Almost nobody likes that but as you have to do that, than you have no
alternatives.

At the moment I don't have the time to check your code but this is the best
website with information about your problem. If nobody else is checking your
code and you keeps the problem, than please reply I can than see if I have
the time to check it in the weekend.

http://www.systemwebmail.net/

Cor
..


"Robert Dufour" <bd*****@sgiims.comschreef in bericht
news:ug**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
Cor this is the snippet of code that I use so far,
Imports System.Web.Mail

Public Class clsWebMail

Public Sub SendWebMail(ByVal Mailto As String, _

ByVal MailFrom As String, _

ByVal Subject As String, _

ByVal Body As String, _

Optional ByVal MailAttachments As String = "", _

Optional ByVal MailCC As String = "", _

Optional ByVal MailBcc As String = "", _

Optional ByVal ServerName As String = "localhost", _

Optional ByVal UserLogin As String = "", _

Optional ByVal Password As String = "")

'The mail attachments string should contain semi colon delimited full
pathnames

'of the files to be attached.

Try

Dim mailMsg As New MailMessage

With mailMsg

.From = MailFrom

.To = Mailto

.Cc = MailCC

.Bcc = MailBcc

.Subject = Subject

.Body = Body

.Priority = MailPriority.High

End With

Dim AttachItem As String

If MailAttachments <"" Then

Dim delimStr As String = ";"

Dim delimiter As Char() = delimStr.ToCharArray()

Dim split As String() = Nothing

split = MailAttachments.Split(delimiter)

For Each AttachItem In split

Dim attachment As New MailAttachment(AttachItem) 'create the attachment
for the message

mailMsg.Attachments.Add(attachment) 'add the attachment

Next AttachItem

End If

If ServerName <"localhost" Then

mailMsg.Fields.Add("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpauthenticate",
"1") 'basic authentication

mailMsg.Fields.Add("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusername",
UserLogin) 'Login name

mailMsg.Fields.Add("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendpassword",
"Password") 'set your password here

End If

SmtpMail.SmtpServer = ServerName

SmtpMail.Send(mailMsg)

Catch ex As Exception

WriteLogEntry("Application", "WebMailing", "Web mail send error " &
ex.InnerException.Message, EventLogEntryType.Error, 0, 0)

End Try

End Sub

End Class

The code works OK except when I try to use the attachments. The project
needs to work on a Windows XP Pro or Windows 2000 workstation, it is not
intended for a 2003 server. I know that in 2005 the mailing has been moved
to SYSTEM.NET.MAIL but I'm stuck with using VS2003 that uses
system.web.mail.
I found some info and code samples at
http://www.systemwebmail.com/faq/2.3.aspx but the attachments don't work
and I need it, badly.

Bob

"Cor Ligthert [MVP]" <no************@planet.nlwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>Robert,

It depends how you sent the email. If you use the default client method,
you cannot use attachment.
If you use SMTP (only on "professional and 2003 OS") than you can use
SMTP mail.

So let us know what you are doing?

Cor

"Robert Dufour" <bd*****@sgiims.comschreef in bericht
news:ey**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>>I am trying to use framework 1.1 - stuck with it. to send emails from a
windows form application. The email messages can have attachments,
usually two and they can be either text or sounds (wav files) or images
(bmp, gif or tiff)

I can send the email messages OK but the attachments are giving me
grief.

Can anyone provide some code that adds attachments to web mail messages.

Thanks for any help,
Bob



Nov 30 '06 #4
Cor
I looked at that site and that's where I picked up on how to do it. I did
some more testing with my code and I found that the attachments work OK when
I use localhost (i.e the built-in SMTP server that gets installed with IIS).
But I find that if I try to use an outside mail server like
mail.mycompany.com which is outside my LAN and requires a logon user name
and password, then I can't send mail messages to which I try to attach files
using my code, however if I don't try to use attachments the mail message
gets sent OK. It seems to mean that somehow one needs to do some other code
when trying to make attachments to a remote server. I could not find any
documentation or sample code on that specific problem.

Regards,
Bob
"Cor Ligthert [MVP]" <no************@planet.nlwrote in message
news:OV**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
Robert,

The first thing I thought on was "Is Robert using HTML post, because that
preservers the charachters"
Almost nobody likes that but as you have to do that, than you have no
alternatives.

At the moment I don't have the time to check your code but this is the
best website with information about your problem. If nobody else is
checking your code and you keeps the problem, than please reply I can than
see if I have the time to check it in the weekend.

http://www.systemwebmail.net/

Cor
.


"Robert Dufour" <bd*****@sgiims.comschreef in bericht
news:ug**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>Cor this is the snippet of code that I use so far,
Imports System.Web.Mail

Public Class clsWebMail

Public Sub SendWebMail(ByVal Mailto As String, _

ByVal MailFrom As String, _

ByVal Subject As String, _

ByVal Body As String, _

Optional ByVal MailAttachments As String = "", _

Optional ByVal MailCC As String = "", _

Optional ByVal MailBcc As String = "", _

Optional ByVal ServerName As String = "localhost", _

Optional ByVal UserLogin As String = "", _

Optional ByVal Password As String = "")

'The mail attachments string should contain semi colon delimited full
pathnames

'of the files to be attached.

Try

Dim mailMsg As New MailMessage

With mailMsg

.From = MailFrom

.To = Mailto

.Cc = MailCC

.Bcc = MailBcc

.Subject = Subject

.Body = Body

.Priority = MailPriority.High

End With

Dim AttachItem As String

If MailAttachments <"" Then

Dim delimStr As String = ";"

Dim delimiter As Char() = delimStr.ToCharArray()

Dim split As String() = Nothing

split = MailAttachments.Split(delimiter)

For Each AttachItem In split

Dim attachment As New MailAttachment(AttachItem) 'create the attachment
for the message

mailMsg.Attachments.Add(attachment) 'add the attachment

Next AttachItem

End If

If ServerName <"localhost" Then

mailMsg.Fields.Add("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpauthenticate",
"1") 'basic authentication

mailMsg.Fields.Add("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusername",
UserLogin) 'Login name

mailMsg.Fields.Add("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendpassword",
"Password") 'set your password here

End If

SmtpMail.SmtpServer = ServerName

SmtpMail.Send(mailMsg)

Catch ex As Exception

WriteLogEntry("Application", "WebMailing", "Web mail send error " &
ex.InnerException.Message, EventLogEntryType.Error, 0, 0)

End Try

End Sub

End Class

The code works OK except when I try to use the attachments. The project
needs to work on a Windows XP Pro or Windows 2000 workstation, it is not
intended for a 2003 server. I know that in 2005 the mailing has been
moved to SYSTEM.NET.MAIL but I'm stuck with using VS2003 that uses
system.web.mail.
I found some info and code samples at
http://www.systemwebmail.com/faq/2.3.aspx but the attachments don't work
and I need it, badly.

Bob

"Cor Ligthert [MVP]" <no************@planet.nlwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>Robert,

It depends how you sent the email. If you use the default client method,
you cannot use attachment.
If you use SMTP (only on "professional and 2003 OS") than you can use
SMTP mail.

So let us know what you are doing?

Cor

"Robert Dufour" <bd*****@sgiims.comschreef in bericht
news:ey**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
I am trying to use framework 1.1 - stuck with it. to send emails from a
windows form application. The email messages can have attachments,
usually two and they can be either text or sounds (wav files) or images
(bmp, gif or tiff)

I can send the email messages OK but the attachments are giving me
grief.

Can anyone provide some code that adds attachments to web mail
messages.

Thanks for any help,
Bob





Dec 1 '06 #5
Bob,

That sounds very strange to me and looks just like a firewall or
virusscanner problem, as there are often in this situations.

Cor

"Robert Dufour" <bd*****@sgiims.comschreef in bericht
news:OS**************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
Cor
I looked at that site and that's where I picked up on how to do it. I did
some more testing with my code and I found that the attachments work OK
when I use localhost (i.e the built-in SMTP server that gets installed
with IIS). But I find that if I try to use an outside mail server like
mail.mycompany.com which is outside my LAN and requires a logon user name
and password, then I can't send mail messages to which I try to attach
files using my code, however if I don't try to use attachments the mail
message gets sent OK. It seems to mean that somehow one needs to do some
other code when trying to make attachments to a remote server. I could not
find any documentation or sample code on that specific problem.

Regards,
Bob
"Cor Ligthert [MVP]" <no************@planet.nlwrote in message
news:OV**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>Robert,

The first thing I thought on was "Is Robert using HTML post, because that
preservers the charachters"
Almost nobody likes that but as you have to do that, than you have no
alternatives.

At the moment I don't have the time to check your code but this is the
best website with information about your problem. If nobody else is
checking your code and you keeps the problem, than please reply I can
than see if I have the time to check it in the weekend.

http://www.systemwebmail.net/

Cor
.


"Robert Dufour" <bd*****@sgiims.comschreef in bericht
news:ug**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>Cor this is the snippet of code that I use so far,
Imports System.Web.Mail

Public Class clsWebMail

Public Sub SendWebMail(ByVal Mailto As String, _

ByVal MailFrom As String, _

ByVal Subject As String, _

ByVal Body As String, _

Optional ByVal MailAttachments As String = "", _

Optional ByVal MailCC As String = "", _

Optional ByVal MailBcc As String = "", _

Optional ByVal ServerName As String = "localhost", _

Optional ByVal UserLogin As String = "", _

Optional ByVal Password As String = "")

'The mail attachments string should contain semi colon delimited full
pathnames

'of the files to be attached.

Try

Dim mailMsg As New MailMessage

With mailMsg

.From = MailFrom

.To = Mailto

.Cc = MailCC

.Bcc = MailBcc

.Subject = Subject

.Body = Body

.Priority = MailPriority.High

End With

Dim AttachItem As String

If MailAttachments <"" Then

Dim delimStr As String = ";"

Dim delimiter As Char() = delimStr.ToCharArray()

Dim split As String() = Nothing

split = MailAttachments.Split(delimiter)

For Each AttachItem In split

Dim attachment As New MailAttachment(AttachItem) 'create the attachment
for the message

mailMsg.Attachments.Add(attachment) 'add the attachment

Next AttachItem

End If

If ServerName <"localhost" Then

mailMsg.Fields.Add("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpauthenticate",
"1") 'basic authentication

mailMsg.Fields.Add("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusername",
UserLogin) 'Login name

mailMsg.Fields.Add("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendpassword",
"Password") 'set your password here

End If

SmtpMail.SmtpServer = ServerName

SmtpMail.Send(mailMsg)

Catch ex As Exception

WriteLogEntry("Application", "WebMailing", "Web mail send error " &
ex.InnerException.Message, EventLogEntryType.Error, 0, 0)

End Try

End Sub

End Class

The code works OK except when I try to use the attachments. The project
needs to work on a Windows XP Pro or Windows 2000 workstation, it is not
intended for a 2003 server. I know that in 2005 the mailing has been
moved to SYSTEM.NET.MAIL but I'm stuck with using VS2003 that uses
system.web.mail.
I found some info and code samples at
http://www.systemwebmail.com/faq/2.3.aspx but the attachments don't work
and I need it, badly.

Bob

"Cor Ligthert [MVP]" <no************@planet.nlwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl.. .
Robert,

It depends how you sent the email. If you use the default client
method, you cannot use attachment.
If you use SMTP (only on "professional and 2003 OS") than you can use
SMTP mail.

So let us know what you are doing?

Cor

"Robert Dufour" <bd*****@sgiims.comschreef in bericht
news:ey**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>I am trying to use framework 1.1 - stuck with it. to send emails from a
>windows form application. The email messages can have attachments,
>usually two and they can be either text or sounds (wav files) or images
>(bmp, gif or tiff)
>
I can send the email messages OK but the attachments are giving me
grief.
>
Can anyone provide some code that adds attachments to web mail
messages.
>
Thanks for any help,
Bob
>
>
>




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