Sending Email From PowerShell
|See also Send-MailMessage|
|Since PowerShell v2, a standard CmdLet (|
However, there are things that cannot be done with the standard CmdLet (eg set a Reply From address) which can be done by using the .NET MailMessage object as described below.
Emails can be sent very simply if no attachment is needed....
$smtp = New-Object Net.Mail.SmtpClient -arg $smtpServer $smtp.Send($emailFrom,$emailRcpt,$emailSubject,$msgBody)
$emailRcpt- Multiple email addresses need to be comma seperated
$smtp = New-Object Net.Mail.SmtpClient -arg $smtpServer $msg = New-Object Net.Mail.MailMessage $attach = New-Object Net.Mail.Attachment($OutputFile) # See note below $msg.From = $emailFrom $msg.To.Add($emailRcpt) $msg.Subject = $emailSubject $msg.Body = $msgBody $msg.Attachments.Add($attach) $smtp.Send($msg) $attach.Dispose()
$OutputFile- Will normally need to be a full path as the script needn't be executing where your script is, assuming attachment is in same directory as script use the following...
((Get-Location -PSProvider FileSystem).ProviderPath) + "\" + $OutputFile
With SMTP Authentication
As above, but additionally create a credential object and link it to the SMTP Client object, so...
$cred = new-object System.net.networkCredential $cred.domain = "the domain you want" $cred.userName = "username" $cred.password = "password" $smtp.credentials = $cred
With Embedded HTML
As above, but you need to set the
IsBodyHTML option for the message, so...
$msg.IsBodyHTML = $true
Different Reply To
In order to set the ReplyTo field, so that replies get sent to a different address than the From field, use the following property...
$msg.ReplyTo = "firstname.lastname@example.org"