Send Email with Attachment in VB.NET

In previous section, I introduced how to send HTML email in VB.NET. In this section, I will introduce how to send email with attachment in VB.NET.

Introduction

To send an email with file attachment, we need to use AddAttachment method. This method can attach a file to the email message from local disk or a remote URL.

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.

[VB.NET - Send Email with Attachment - Example]

The following example codes demonstrate how to send email with attachment in VB.NET.

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()
        ' 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 with attachment"

        ' Set HTML body
        oMail.HtmlBody = "<font size=5>This is</font> <font color=red><b>a test</b></font>"
        ' Your SMTP server address
        Dim oServer As 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/TLS connection, please add this line
        ' oServer.ConnectType = SmtpConnectType.ConnectSSLAuto

        Try
            ' Add attachment from local disk
            oMail.AddAttachment( "d:\test.pdf" )

            ' Add attachment from remote website
            oMail.AddAttachment( "http://www.emailarchitect.net/webapp/img/logo.jpg" )

            Console.WriteLine("start to send email with attachment ...")
            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 add embedded images/pictures to email message.

Appendix

Comments

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