PoshTip #8 – Send emails from the console

PoshTip #8 – Send emails from the console

A useful technique for every sysadmin is to be able to send an email message from PowerShell.


This cmdlet permit to send an email message with a single line of code. Below is an example :

Send-MailMessage -to "dest@get-cmd.com" -from "Contact <contact@get-cmd.com>" -Subject "My subject" -body "Test body for Send-MailMessage"

.NET objects : MailMessage and SmtpClient

We will import two .NET objects and fill the properties of the email (From, To, Smtp Server …)

$smtpServer = "smtp.server.com"
$smtpFrom = "contact@get-cmd.com"
$smtpTo = "dest@get-cmd.com"
$msgSubject = "My subject"
$msgBody = "This is an example message"

$msg = New-Object System.Net.Mail.MailMessage $smtpFrom, $smtpTo, $msgSubject, $msgBody
$smtp = New-Object Net.Mail.SmtpClient $smtpServer

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I work as an IT Production Manager, based in Paris (France) with a primary focus on Microsoft technologies. I have 10 years experience in administering Windows Servers. . I am a Microsoft MVP for Cloud & Datacenter Management. I also received the PowerShell Hero 2016 award by PowerShell.0rg. And finally, I am "MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure", "MCSA: Windows Servers", "Administering & Deploying SCCM", and CheckPoint CCSA certified.