Send Email using Yahoo in VB.NET

In previous section,I introduced how to send email using Gmail account. In this section, I will introduce how to send email using Yahoo account in VB.NET.

Introduction

Yahoo SMTP server address is smtp.mail.yahoo.com. It supports both Normal/Implicit SSL/Explicit SSL (TLS) connection to do user authentication, and you should use your Yahoo email address as the user name for ESMTP authentication.

For example: your email is myid@yahoo.com, and then the user name should be myid@yahoo.com.

If you want to use implicit SSL connection with Yahoo SMTP server, you must set the port to 465.

Server Port SSL/TLS
smtp.mail.yahoo.com 25, 587 TLS
smtp.mail.yahoo.com 465 SSL

Note

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

Important

If you got authentication error, you need to enable Allowing less secure apps in your Yahoo account. Although Yahoo supports OAUTH, but it doesn’t provide mail permission, so OAUTH is not a solution for Yahoo mail.

[VB.NET - Send Email using Yahoo over Implicit SSL on 465 Port - Example]

The following example codes demonstrate how to send email using Yahoo account in VB over SSL 465 port.

Note

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

Imports EASendMail 'Add EASendMail namespace
Module Module1
    Sub Main()
        Dim oMail As New SmtpMail("TryIt")
        Dim oSmtp As New SmtpClient()
        ' Your Yahoo email address
        oMail.From = "myid@yahoo.com"
        ' Set recipient email address, please change it to yours
        oMail.To = "support@emailarchitect.net"

        ' Set email subject
        oMail.Subject = "test email from yahoo account"

        ' Set email body
        oMail.TextBody = "this is a test email sent from VB.NET project with yahoo"

        ' Yahoo SMTP server address
        Dim oServer As New SmtpServer("smtp.mail.yahoo.com")

        ' For example: your email is "myid@yahoo.com", then the user should be "myid@yahoo.com"
        oServer.User = "myid@yahoo.com"
        oServer.Password = "yourpassword"

        ' Because yahoo deploys SMTP server on 465 port with implicit SSL connection.
        ' So we should change the port to 465.
        oServer.Port = 465

        ' detect SSL/TLS type automatically
        oServer.ConnectType = SmtpConnectType.ConnectSSLAuto
        Try
            Console.WriteLine("start to send email over SSL ...")
            oSmtp.SendMail(oServer, oMail)
            Console.WriteLine("email was sent successfully!")
        Catch ep As Exception
            Console.WriteLine("failed to send email with the following error:")
            Console.WriteLine(ep.Message)
        End Try
    End Sub
End Module

[VB.NET - Send Email using Yahoo over Explicit SSL (TLS) on 25 or 587 Port - Example]

The following example codes demonstrate how to send email using Yahoo account in VB.NET over TLS 587 port.

Note

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

Imports EASendMail 'Add EASendMail namespace
Module Module1
    Sub Main()
        Dim oMail As New SmtpMail("TryIt")
        Dim oSmtp As New SmtpClient()
        ' Your Yahoo email address
        oMail.From = "myid@yahoo.com"
        ' Set recipient email address, please change it to yours
        oMail.To = "support@emailarchitect.net"

        ' Set email subject
        oMail.Subject = "test email from yahoo account"

        ' Set email body
        oMail.TextBody = "this is a test email sent from VB.NET project with yahoo"
        ' Yahoo SMTP server address
        Dim oServer As New SmtpServer("smtp.mail.yahoo.com")

        ' For example: your email is "myid@yahoo.com", then the user should be "myid@yahoo.com"
        oServer.User = "myid@yahoo.com"
        oServer.Password = "yourpassword"

        ' set 587 port, if you want to use 25 port, please change 587 to 25
        oServer.Port = 587

        ' detect SSL/TLS type automatically
        oServer.ConnectType = SmtpConnectType.ConnectSSLAuto

        Try
            Console.WriteLine("start to send email over SSL ...")
            oSmtp.SendMail(oServer, oMail)
            Console.WriteLine("email was sent successfully!")
        Catch ep As Exception
            Console.WriteLine("failed to send email with the following error:")
            Console.WriteLine(ep.Message)
        End Try
    End Sub
End Module

Next Section

At next section I will introduce how to send email using Hotmail/Live/Outlook/Office 365 account in VB.

Appendix

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