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Free Email Sending Utility

Posted on March 12, 2010 by Trevor

If you are on the internet, you almost certainly use email. Email was one of the first applications of the internet, and remains (along with the web) one of the most widespread. Online Businesses use email too, for internal communication, customer service, marketing, and general use. So it makes sense that there would be a good set of technical tools to support working with email.

Unfortunately, if there is, it's hard to find. While testing some code intended to automatically send emails on certain events, I needed a simple utility to configure and send test emails. After a few minutes of Googling, I realized it would be a chore to find what I needed. The results I was getting didn't have the interface, the features, or the transparency I needed. Given the simplicity of the application, I realized it would be faster to just to write my own. Twenty minutes later, I had my program.

It's a simple VB.Net application that accepts details about the SMTP server and allows you to write and send an email to that server. It's nothing fancy, but it gets the job done, and I know exactly what its doing. And because I found it useful, I'm sharing it with you. Obviously it's not a full-featured email application, but if you want to do some basic testing, it's a good place to start. To that end, I've also included the source code so you can see what's happening under the hood. Of course, all of this is provided "as is", and neither I nor Gordian Project will be able to offer any support for it. This is primarily for people who already know what they're doing. But if that's you, I hope I've saved you a few minutes, at least!

Enjoy.

SMTP Sender.zip (129.24 kb)

 


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