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a send-mail function for powershell

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I’ve been working a lot with powershell.

Our data warehouse processes are going to be controlled by powershell which in return calls SSIS procedures.

Every steps are logged for success or failure. Everything is tracked.

At powershell level however I needed to be informed if there’s a string malformation when dtexec is called for exemple.

So I’ve built this send-mail function which I think will be useful to anyone required to send mails:

function Send-Email
$SmtpClient = new-object system.net.mail.smtpClient
$MailMessage = New-Object system.net.mail.mailmessage
$SmtpClient.Host = “smtp.mail.com”
$mailmessage.from = ($from)
$mailmessage.Subject = $subject
$mailmessage.Body = $message
if ($attachment)
$att = new-object Net.Mail.Attachment($attachment)


send-mail “some message” “my subject” “to@anaddress.com” “from@me.com”


send-mail “some message” “my subject” “to@anaddress.com” “from@me.com” “D:\Test.txt”

The function checks whether $attachment is null or not and will attach a document if it finds any.


Written by Nicolas de Fontenay

2009/09/01 at 7:59 am

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