Send Email using Hotmail/Live/Outlook/Office 365 in Delphi

In previous section, I introduced how to send email using Yahoo account. In this section, I will introduce how to send email using Hotmail/Live/Outlook/Office 365 in Delphi.

Introduction

Hotmail/Live/Outlook.com SMTP server address is smtp.live.com. It requires explicit SSL (TLS) connection to do user authentication, and you should use your Hotmail/Live/Outlook.com email address as the user name for ESMTP authentication. For example: your email is liveid@hotmail.com, and then the user name should be liveid@hotmail.com.

Server Port SSL/TLS
smtp.live.com 25, 587 TLS

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 using Hotmail/Live/Outlook.com over Explicit SSL (TLS) on 25 or 587 Port - Example]

The following example codes demonstrate how to send email using Hotmail/Live/Outlook.com in Delphi over TLS 25 or 587 port.

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';

  // Your Hotmail email address
  oSmtp.FromAddr := 'liveid@hotmail.com';
  // Add recipient email address
  oSmtp.AddRecipientEx( 'support@emailarchitect.net', 0);
  // Set email subject
  oSmtp.Subject := 'simple email from Hotmail account';
  // Set email body
  oSmtp.BodyText := 'this is a test email sent from Delphi using Hotmail';

  // Hotmail SMTP server address
  oSmtp.ServerAddr := 'smtp.live.com';

  // set 587 port, if you want to use 25 port, please change 587 to 25
  oSmtp.ServerPort := 587;

  // detect SSL/TLS automatically
  oSmtp.SSL_init();

  // Hotmail user authentication should use your
  // Hotmail email address as the user name.
  oSmtp.UserName := 'liveid@hotmail.com';
  oSmtp.Password := 'yourpassword';

  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.

Send Email using Office 365

First of all, you should go to Office 365 “Outlook” -> “Options” -> “See All Options” -> “Account” -> “My Account” -> “Settings for POP, IMAP, and SMTP access”. You will get your Office 365 SMTP server address and port. Then you can use your Office 365 SMTP server, port, user/password in the codes.

By default, Office 365 SMTP server uses 587 port and explicit SSL (TLS) connection.

Server Port SSL/TLS
smtp.office365.com 25, 587 (recommended) TLS

[Delphi - Send email using Office 365 over explicit SSL (TLS) on 587 port - Example]

The following example codes demonstrate how to send email using Office 365 in Delphi over TLS 587 port.

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';

  // Your Office 365 email address
  oSmtp.FromAddr := 'myid@mydomain';
  // Add recipient email address
  oSmtp.AddRecipientEx( 'support@emailarchitect.net', 0);
  // Set email subject
  oSmtp.Subject := 'simple email from office 365 account';
  // Set email body
  oSmtp.BodyText := 'this is a test email sent from Delphi using office 365';

  // Your Office 365 SMTP server address,
  // You should get it from outlook web access.
  oSmtp.ServerAddr := 'smtp.office365.com';

  // set 587 port
  oSmtp.ServerPort := 587;

  // detect SSL/TLS automatically
  oSmtp.SSL_init();

  // user authentication should use your
  // email address as the user name.
  oSmtp.UserName := 'myid@mydomain.com';
  oSmtp.Password := 'yourpassword';

  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.

Next Section

At next section I will introduce how to send email without specified SMTP server in Delphi.

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