Send HTML Email in C#

In previous section, I introduced how to send email without SMTP server. In this section, I will introduce how to compose and send HTML email in C#.

Introduction

If you want to specify the font, color or insert pictures in your email, you should use Html email format instead of Plain text email format.

Note

Remarks: All of samples in this section are based on first section: Send email in a simple C# project. To compile and run the following example codes successfully, please click here to learn how to create the test project and add reference of EASendMail to your project.

[C# - Send HTML Email - Example]

The following example codes demonstrate how to send email in HTML body format in C#.

Note

To get the full sample projects, please refer to Samples section.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using EASendMail; //add EASendMail namespace
namespace mysendemail
{
    class Program
    {
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            SmtpMail oMail = new SmtpMail("TryIt");
            SmtpClient oSmtp = new SmtpClient();

            // Set sender email address, please change it to yours
            oMail.From = "test@emailarchitect.net";

            // Set recipient email address, please change it to yours
            oMail.To = "support@emailarchitect.net";

            // Set email subject
            oMail.Subject = "test html email from C#";

            // Set Html body
            oMail.HtmlBody = "<font size=5>This is</font> <font color=red><b>a test</b></font>";

            // Your SMTP server address
            SmtpServer oServer = new SmtpServer("smtp.emailarchitect.net");

            // User and password for ESMTP authentication, if your server doesn't require
            // User authentication, please remove the following codes.
            oServer.User = "test@emailarchitect.net";
            oServer.Password = "testpassword";

            // If your smtp server requires SSL connection, please add this line
            // oServer.ConnectType = SmtpConnectType.ConnectSSLAuto;

            try
            {
                Console.WriteLine("start to send HTML email ...");
                oSmtp.SendMail(oServer, oMail);
                Console.WriteLine("email was sent successfully!");
            }
            catch (Exception ep)
            {
                Console.WriteLine("failed to send email with the following error:");
                Console.WriteLine(ep.Message);
            }
        }
    }
}

After you received the email by your email client, the body text is like this:

c# html email sample

Import Html to email directly

You don’t have to write the HTML source body text in your application manually. You can build a html file with HTML tools and use ImportHtmlBody method to import the html file directly.

You can also refer to the htmlmail.* samples in EASendMail Installer. Those samples demonstrate how to build a HTML email editor and send HTML email with attachment or embedded images/pictures.

c# html editor

Next Section

At next section I will introduce how to attach file attachment to email message in C#.

Appendix

Comments

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