Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Limitation of Send Mail activity in workflow and its solution

Hi All,

There is one limitation of Send Mail activity if you are working with workflow.( Currently i don't know any other limitations :) .once i come to know i would like to post them..so just wait...)

Limitation is that you cannnot send attachment with sendmail activity.

so if your requirement is to send attachment in workflow, take your hand off from sendmail activity. Instead use code activity and use System.Net.Mail by using MailMessage class to send a mail.

Simple solution , isn't it!!!


Amar said...

Hi Malay,

This is regarding limitations with SendMail() method.
I've found the same limitation (attachment issue) and started using System.Net.Mail object.
Another doubt is...
Can we send mails to external mail servers such as gmail (ex. xxx@gmail.com) / yahoo (ex. xxx@yahoo.com) ?


Malay Vasavada said...

Hi Amar,

Yes you can send a mail to external servers using System.Net.Mail.

Amar said...

Hi Malay,

Actually, my doubt was can we send mails to external mail servers such as gmail/yahoo using Sharepoint.Utilities.SendMail() method.


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