11 December 2012

How to send email by windows powershell

The example below is built to run on gmail accounts.

Step 1:
Create a powershell file named as send_email.ps1 (you can simply create a new text file and rename it as send_email.ps1).

Step 2:
Open the send_email.ps1 file and paste the following and save it:

function fnSendEmail($Too,$Filee)
$smtpServer = "smtp.gmail.com"
$att = new-object Net.Mail.Attachment($Filee)
$msg = new-object Net.Mail.MailMessage
$smtp = new-object Net.Mail.SmtpClient($smtpServer, 587)
$smtp.EnableSsl = $true
$smtp.Credentials = New-Object System.Net.NetworkCredential("your-email@gmail.com", "your-password");
$msg.From = "your-email@gmail.com"
$msg.Subject = "powershell test"
$msg.Body = "This is a test email with an attachment"

Step 3:

  • Start windows powershell 
  • change the directory to where the send_email.ps1 file is located (pls see the line 1 in the screenshot below)
  • call send_email.ps1 file (pls see the line 2 in the screenshot below), like that, one can use the fnSendEmail function in it
  • call fnSendEmail function by passing to parameters (recepient's email address and the full path of the file to be attached) (pls see the line 3 in the screenshot below)

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