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Old 08-11-2005, 03:37 PM
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How would I go about making the simplest possible VB emailer. Just say all I have is a textbox for email body (subject and emailreciever textboxes not needed) and a cmdbutton to send. I'm new to VB and I'd like to know what the simplest way to do this without the inclusion of Outlook or 3rd party email applications. Thanks.
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In its simplest form, SMTP is a text-based protocol with a fairly small command set. If the server you'll be sending email through doesn't require sophisticated authentication and you only need to send plain-text mail the process is pretty simple.

The easiest mechanism in VB would be to use a Winsock control to make a TCP connection on port 25 and go through the basic SMTP give-and-take to dispatch your message. This assumes you insist on rolling your own however.


There are numerous COM components that encapsulate this technology, and lots of them are free. http://www.dimac.net offers such an email client component called w3JMail that ought to be extremely easy for you to use. I'm sure other people here have used many others as well.
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Ostrosoft also has a simple, free SMTP control.
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