SMTP – mail sending error from powershell script

 …this post was published on 2014 January 26.

Today working to a project , I’ve found an issue. I tried to set a scheduled  powershell script for email sendi​ng, as I wrote in a similar post

This is the code, but SURPRISE !

  <# prepare de details #>
   $EmailFrom = “your@email.address”
   $EmailTo = destination@email.address@email.address
   $EmailSubject = “Number of items in list: “+$my_list
   $emailbody = ” This list contain “+$list_items+” items”
   $SMTPServer = “SMTP server address”
   <# send the results #>
   $mailmessage = New-Object
   $mailmessage.from = $emailfrom
   $mailmessage.Subject = $emailsubject
   $mailmessage.Body = $emailbody
   $mailmessage.IsBodyHTML = $true
   $SMTPClient = New-Object Net.Mail.SmtpClient($SmtpServer)

an error message appeared! This is the  error message:

Exception calling “Send” with “1” argument(s): “Failure sending mail.”
At line:17 char:20
+    $SMTPClient.Send <<<< ($mailmessage)
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [], MethodInvocationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : DotNetMethodException

The cause isn’t so clear. I fix it checking how the SMTP server is configured. I saw that my server’s IP address aren’t permitted to access the mail server.  So below are the steps to configure that issue.

 After these steps, it’s ok!

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