<smtp> Element (Network Settings)

Configures the delivery format, delivery method, and from address for sending emails.

<configuration>
<system.net>
<mailSettings>
<smtp>

Syntax

      <smtp  
        deliveryFormat="format"   
        deliveryMethod="method"   
        from="from address">
          <specifiedPickupDirectory> … </ specifiedPickupDirectory >  
          <network> … </network>  
      </smtp>  

Attributes and Elements

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

Attributes

Attribute Description
deliveryFormat Specifies the delivery format for outgoing emails. Acceptable values are SevenBit and International.
deliveryMethod Specifies the delivery method for emails. Acceptable values are Network, PickupDirectoryFromIis, and SpecifiedPickupDirectory.
from Specifies the from address for outgoing emails.

Child Elements

Attribute Description
specifiedPickupDirectory Configures the local directory for a Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP) server.
network Configures the network options for an external SMTP server.

Parent Elements

Element Description
<mailSettings> Element (Network Settings) Configures mail sending options.

Example

The following example specifies the appropriate SMTP parameters to send email using the default network credentials.

<configuration>  
  <system.net>  
    <mailSettings>  
      <smtp deliveryMethod="Network" deliveryFormat="SevenBit"  from="ben@contoso.com">  
        <network  
          host="localhost"  
          port="25"  
          defaultCredentials="true"  
        />  
      </smtp>  
    </mailSettings>  
  </system.net>  
</configuration>  

See Also