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[How Do I:] Create a Reusable Component for Sending Email to a Distribution List

By Chris Pels|35 minutes|
In this video Chris Pels shows how to create a component that can be used on multiple web pages and web sites that sends emails to a list of recipients. First, the ASP.NET web site will be configured to send email using the in the web.config file. Then a class and several methods are created to read a list of recipients from a data source (DB, XML, etc.) and send an email message to each of the recipients using the System.Net.Mail classes. As part of this process exception handling is included. In addition, a user interface is created to allow the user to specify items such as the From address, Subject, add an attachment, etc.

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This article was originally created on December 4, 2008

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Chris Pels

Chris Pels – Chris has been instrumental in the architecture, development, and implementation of a wide variety of business systems and databases as a technology consultant since 1986. He has extensive experience in business analysis, technical specifications, database design, several programming languages including C# and VB.NET, and statistical analysis. He holds a Ph.D. from The University of Michigan and has been a speaker at Microsoft TechEd, Microsoft DevDays, VSLive, numerous events in New England