Sending Inline Attachments Thru E-Mail

The following is the code snippet to send inline attachment thru System.Net.Mail:

Include the namespace System.Net.Mail

1. Create a new MailMessage object:

MailMessage msg = new MailMessage(fromAddress, toAddress);

2. Create the LinkedResource:

LinkedResource logo = LinkedResource("c:\\test.jpeg");

3. Create the ContentId for the LinkedResource:

logo.Contentid = "CompanyLogo";

4. Create the AlternateView object and assign the required view:

AlternateView htmlView = AlternateView.CreateAlternateViewFromString("The embeded image is: ", null, "text/html");

5. Add the LinkedResource created in step2 to the AlternativeView created in step 4:


6. Add the AlternativeView created in step 4 to the MailMessage object created in step 1:


7. Create SmtpClient object to send e-mail:

SmtpClient email = new SmtpClient();
email.UseDefaultCredentials = true;
email.Host = myHost; // Specify the host name



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