Sam Stephenson Sam Stephenson - 3 months ago 7
C# Question

Send e-mail via SMTP using C#

I can't understand why this code is not working. I get an error saying property can not be assigned

MailMessage mail = new MailMessage();
SmtpClient client = new SmtpClient();
client.Port = 25;
client.DeliveryMethod = SmtpDeliveryMethod.Network;
client.UseDefaultCredentials = false;
client.Host = "smtp.gmail.com";
mail.To = "user@hotmail.com"; // <-- this one
mail.From = "you@yourcompany.com";
mail.Subject = "this is a test email.";
mail.Body = "this is my test email body";
client.Send(mail);

MRB MRB
Answer

mail.To and mail.From are readonly. Move them to the constructor.

using System.Net.Mail;

...

MailMessage mail = new MailMessage("you@yourcompany.com", "user@hotmail.com");
SmtpClient client = new SmtpClient();
client.Port = 25;
client.DeliveryMethod = SmtpDeliveryMethod.Network;
client.UseDefaultCredentials = false;
client.Host = "smtp.google.com";
mail.Subject = "this is a test email.";
mail.Body = "this is my test email body";
client.Send(mail);
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