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  1. #1
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    Sending email problem by Gmail account

    Hi,

    I'm trying to send a email in C# using Gmail. I want the 'from' header to have another my own specified email address whenever user receive email. Could anyone please tell me how can I do this?


    MailMessage mailMsg = new MailMessage();
    SmtpClient client = new SmtpClient();

    client.Port = 587;
    client.Host = "smtp.gmail.com";
    client.EnableSsl = true;
    client.Credentials = new System.Net.NetworkCredential(username, password);
    MailAddress mailAdd = new MailAddress("pawan22@gmail.com");

    mailMsg.Sender = new MailAddress(username);
    mailMsg.From = mailAdd;
    //mailMsg.Headers.Add("Sender",username);
    mailMsg.Bcc.Add(builder.ToString());

    mailMsg.Subject = txtSubject.Text;
    mailMsg.Body = txtBody.Text;
    mailMsg.IsBodyHtml = chkHtmlBody.Checked;
    if (System.IO.File.Exists(txtAttechments.Text))
    {
    System.Net.Mail.Attachment attechment = new Attachment(txtAttechments.Text);
    mailMsg.Attachments.Add(attechment);
    }

    client.Send(mailMsg);

    In above code 'username' and 'password' fields contain another email address and password. The received email having 'from' header with value of 'username' filed.

  2. #2
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    Re: Sending email problem by Gmail account

    I do this a similar way. I tested the following code and it works fine:

    Code:
            SmtpClient client = new SmtpClient();
            MailMessage message = new MailMessage();
    
            message.Body = "Hello, there!";
            message.From = new MailAddress("noreply@mycompany.com");
            message.Sender = new MailAddress("noreply@mycompany.com");
            message.To.Add(new MailAddress("errorsatmycompany@gmail.com"));
            message.Subject = "Hi!";
    
            client.Credentials = new NetworkCredential("errorsatmycompany@gmail.com", "mypassword");
            client.EnableSsl = true;
            client.Port = 587;
            client.Host = "smtp.googlemail.com";
    
            client.Send(message);
    It just uses the email accounts user name and password, but the From field in gmail always shows up as "me". Odd...
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