Send Email using Yahoo in Managed C++/CLI

In previous section, I introduced how to send email using Gmail account. In this section, I will introduce how to use your Yahoo account to send email in Managed C++.

Introduction

Yahoo SMTP server address is smtp.mail.yahoo.com. It supports both Normal/Implicit SSL/Explicit SSL (TLS) connection to do user authentication, and you should use your Yahoo email address as the user name for ESMTP authentication.

For example: your email is myid@yahoo.com, and then the user name should be myid@yahoo.com.

If you want to use SSL connection with Yahoo SMTP server, you must set the port to 465.

Server Port SSL/TLS
smtp.mail.yahoo.com 25, 587 TLS
smtp.mail.yahoo.com 465 SSL

Note

Remarks: All of samples in this section are based on first section: A simple Managed C++/CLI project. To compile and run the following example codes successfully, please click here to learn how to create the test project and add reference of EASendMail to your project.

Important

If you got authentication error, you need to enable Allowing less secure apps in your Yahoo account. Although Yahoo supports OAUTH, but it doesn’t provide mail permission, so OAUTH is not a solution for Yahoo mail.

[Managed C++/CLI Example - Send email using Yahoo account over direct SSL connection]

The following example codes demonstrate how to send email using Yahoo account.

Note

To get the full sample projects, please refer to Samples section.

#include "stdafx.h"
using namespace System;
using namespace EASendMail;
int main(array<System::String ^> ^args)
{
    SmtpMail ^oMail = gcnew SmtpMail("TryIt");
    SmtpClient ^oSmtp = gcnew SmtpClient();
    // Your Yahoo email address
    oMail->From = "myid@yahoo.com";

    // Set recipient email address, please change it to yours
    oMail->To = "support@emailarchitect.net";

    // Set email subject
    oMail->Subject = "test email from Managed C++ with Yahoo account";

    // Set email body
    oMail->TextBody = "this is a test email sent from Managed C++ project with yahoo";
    // Yahoo SMTP server address
    SmtpServer ^oServer = gcnew SmtpServer("smtp.mail.yahoo.com");

    // Because yahoo deploys SMTP server on 465 port with direct SSL connection.
    // So we should change the port to 465.
    oServer->Port = 465;

    // detect SSL/TLS automatically
    oServer->ConnectType = SmtpConnectType::ConnectSSLAuto;

    // For example: your email is "myid@yahoo.com", then the user should be "myid@yahoo.com"
    oServer->User = "myid@yahoo.com";
    oServer->Password = "yourpassword";
    try
    {
        Console::WriteLine("start to send email with SSL connection...");
        oSmtp->SendMail(oServer, oMail);
        Console::WriteLine("email was sent successfully!");
    }
    catch (Exception ^ep)
    {
        Console::WriteLine("failed to send email with the following error:");
        Console::WriteLine(ep->Message);
    }
    return 0;
}

[Managed C++/CLI Example - Send email using Yahoo account over TLS connection on 587 port]

The following example codes demonstrate how to send email using Yahoo account over TLS on 587 port.

Note

To get the full sample projects, please refer to Samples section.

#include "stdafx.h"
using namespace System;
using namespace EASendMail;
int main(array<System::String ^> ^args)
{
    SmtpMail ^oMail = gcnew SmtpMail("TryIt");
    SmtpClient ^oSmtp = gcnew SmtpClient();
    // Your Yahoo email address
    oMail->From = "myid@yahoo.com";

    // Set recipient email address, please change it to yours
    oMail->To = "support@emailarchitect.net";

    // Set email subject
    oMail->Subject = "test email from Managed C++ with Yahoo account";

    // Set email body
    oMail->TextBody = "this is a test email sent from Managed C++ project with yahoo";
    // Yahoo SMTP server address
    SmtpServer ^oServer = gcnew SmtpServer("smtp.mail.yahoo.com");

    // set 587 port
    oServer->Port = 587;

    // detect SSL/TLS automatically
    oServer->ConnectType = SmtpConnectType::ConnectSSLAuto;

    // For example: your email is "myid@yahoo.com", then the user should be "myid@yahoo.com"
    oServer->User = "myid@yahoo.com";
    oServer->Password = "yourpassword";
    try
    {
        Console::WriteLine("start to send email with SSL connection...");
        oSmtp->SendMail(oServer, oMail);
        Console::WriteLine("email was sent successfully!");
    }
    catch (Exception ^ep)
    {
        Console::WriteLine("failed to send email with the following error:");
        Console::WriteLine(ep->Message);
    }
    return 0;
}

Next Section

At next section I will introduce how to send email using Hotmail/MSN Live account.

Appendix

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