Friday, June 15, 2012

Sending Email from a PowerShell Script

As I move more batch jobs and scheduled tasks over to PowerShell, I've found that I often want to send some sort of status message when a script completes. The .NET Framework, which PowerShell uses, includes the Net.Mail.SMTPClient object that you can use to send email messages.

First you need to create a new instance of the object in a variable:
$mail= New-Object Net.Mail.SmtpClient("IPorDNSofSmtpServer")

Then, you can send the message:

In most cases, you would use variables to define the addresses, subject, and body of the message.

Some potentially useful documentation:

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