Send Email with Exchange WebDAV in Delphi

In previous section, I introduced how to send email using Exchange Web Service - EWS. In this section, I will introduce how to send email using Exchange WebDAV in Delphi.

Introduction

Exchange WebDAV is a set of methods based on the HTTP protocol to manage users, messages in Microsoft Exchange Server. We can use HTTP or HTTPS protocol to send email with Exchange WebDAV instead of SMTP protocol.

With EASendMail SMTP Component, you do not have to build your WebDAV request and parse the response. It wraps the WebDAV HTTP request automatically. You just need to change the Protocol property, and then EASendMail uses WebDAV protocol to send email. Your server SHOULD be Exchange 2000 or 2003 version; otherwise you cannot use Exchange WebDAV protocol. Although Exchange 2007 still supports WebDAV protocol, but the default status of WebDAV in Exchange 2007 is disabled, so you should use Exchange Web Service protocol with Exchange 2007 or later version.

  • SMTP protocol

    Standard SMTP protocol based on TCP/IP, all email servers support this protocol, Exchange Server also supports SMTP protocol. Using SMTP protocol is always recommended.

  • Exchange WebDAV

    Exchange WebDAV is a set of methods based on the HTTP protocol to manage users, messages in Microsoft Exchange Server. We can use HTTP or HTTP/HTTPS protocol to send email with Exchange WebDAV instead of SMTP protocol. But since Exchange 2007, WebDAV service is disabled by default, so I only suggest that you use WebDAV protocol in Exchange 2000/2003.

  • Exchange Web Service (EWS)

    Exchange Web Services (EWS), an alternative to the MAPI protocol, is a documented SOAP based protocol introduced with Exchange Server 2007. We can use HTTP or HTTPS protocol to send email with Exchange Web Services (EWS) instead of SMTP protocol. I only suggest that you use EWS protocol in Exchange 2007/2010/2013/2016 or later version. Office365 also supports EWS very well.

Note

Remarks: All of samples in this section are based on first section: Send email in a simple Delphi 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.

[Delphi - Send email with Exchange WebDAV - Example]

The following example codes demonstrate how to send email using Exchange WebDAV in Delphi.

Note

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

unit Unit1;
interface
uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Variants, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms,
  Dialogs, StdCtrls, EASendMailObjLib_TLB; // add EASendMail unit
type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    Button1: TButton;
    procedure Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
  private
    { Private declarations }
  public
    { Public declarations }
  end;
var
  Form1: TForm1;
implementation
{$R *.dfm}
procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var
  oSmtp : TMail;
begin
  oSmtp := TMail.Create(Application);
  oSmtp.LicenseCode := 'TryIt';
  // Set your sender email address
  oSmtp.FromAddr := 'test@emailarchitect.net';
  // Add recipient email address
  oSmtp.AddRecipientEx( 'support@emailarchitect.net', 0);
  // Set email subject
  oSmtp.Subject := 'simple email from Delphi project';
  // Set email body
  oSmtp.BodyText := 'this is a test email sent from Delphi project, do not reply';

  // Your Exchange server address
  oSmtp.ServerAddr := 'exch.emailarchitect.net';

  // Set Exchange WebDAV - Exchange 2000/2003
  oSmtp.Protocol := 2;

  // User and password for Exchange user authentication
  oSmtp.UserName := 'test';
  oSmtp.Password := 'testpassword';

  // If your WebDAV requires SSL, please add this line
  // oSmtp.SSL_init();
  ShowMessage( 'start to send email ...' );
  if oSmtp.SendMail() = 0 then
    ShowMessage( 'email was sent successfully!' )
  else
    ShowMessage( 'failed to send email with the following error: '
    + oSmtp.GetLastErrDescription());
end;
end.

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Total sample projects in EASendMail SMTP Component installation package.

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