<smtp> Element (Network Settings)

Configures the delivery format, delivery method, and from address for sending e-mails.

<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 e-mails. Acceptable values are SevenBit and International.
deliveryMethod Specifies the delivery method for e-mails. Acceptable values are network, pickupDirectoryFromIis, and specifiedPickupDirectory.
from Specifies the from address for outgoing e-mails.

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 e-mail 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

System.Net.Configuration.SmtpSection
System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient
SmtpDeliveryFormat
SmtpDeliveryMethod
Network Settings Schema