SSIS Send HTML Email With Attachments - Help!

I need to create a vb script in order to Send an Email with Attachments. I am having no luck creating a simple script to email me in test with no attachments.

In My Package i Have Variables Assigned for the following:

MailTo = myname@mydomain.com, 
MailFrom =myname@mydomain.com,
SmtpServer = MyServer
MailMessage = <Blank>
MailSubject = <Blank>

In My Script Task I have ReadOnlyVariables for MailTo, MailFrom, SmtpServer ReadWriteVariable = MailSubject (I will try the message after I get it to just email successfully

Here is my script

Imports System
Imports System.Net
Imports System.Data
Imports System.Net.Mail
Imports System.Net.NetworkCredential
Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Runtime

Public Class ScriptMain

    Public Sub Main()
        Dim str_To As String
        Dim str_From As String
        Dim str_Message As String
        Dim str_Subject As String


            'Create Mail Message and Subject
            Dts.Variables("User::MailSubject").Value = "Status for Order: "
            Dts.Variables("User::MailMessage").Value = "The order number:  placed on is ready for shipment. Please generate invoice for amount: "

            'Read mail attributes from package variable into local variable
            str_To = Dts.Variables("MailTo").Value.ToString
            str_From = Dts.Variables("MailFrom").Value.ToString
            str_Message = Dts.Variables("MailMessage").Value.ToString
            str_Subject = Dts.Variables("MailSubject").Value.ToString

            'Send Mail
            MailSend(str_To, str_From, str_Subject, str_Message)

        Catch ex As Exception

        End Try
        Dts.TaskResult = Dts.Results.Success
    End Sub
    Public Sub MailSend(ByVal ToMail As String, ByVal From As String, ByVal Subject As String, ByVal Message As String)

        Dim smtpclient As New SmtpClient
        Dim mailmessage As New MailMessage
        Dim fromadd As New MailAddress(From)

        'SMTP server will be picked from cinfig file
        smtpclient.Host = Dts.Variables("SmtpServer").Value.ToString
        smtpclient.Port = 25
        smtpclient.Credentials = CredentialCache.DefaultNetworkCredentials
        mailmessage.From = fromadd
        mailmessage.Subject = CStr(Subject)
        mailmessage.Body = CStr(Message)

    End Sub
End Class
Can Someone please help? This shows green as successful but no error messages ever appear and no messages appear.
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asked Feb 09, 2011 at 08:56 AM in Default

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I'm sure your suggestions will come in handy - The first hurdle I want to overcome is sending a mail successfully - at this moment I can't
Feb 09, 2011 at 10:49 AM siera_gld
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There was a good example of this on MSSQLTips.com - [http://www.mssqltips.com/tip.asp?tip=1753][1]

You might try scarfing their example code to get you up and running quickly. You get a using statement for free by using their code (this addresses the memory leak issue raised by Oleg).

[1]: http://www.mssqltips.com/tip.asp?tip=1753
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answered Feb 09, 2011 at 11:00 AM

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The code has some small problems. Here is what you can try to make it work:

Add this line to the code to make sure that the message is sent in Html format

mailmessage.IsBodyHtml = true

Optionally set the priority:

mailmessage.Priority = MailPriority.Normal

If you need to add any attachments to it then use this:

'file path should be visible to the SQL Server
mailmessage.Attachments.Add(new Attachment(filePath))

And finally, please consider wrapping your message into the using block to prevent memory leaks. MailMessage type implements IDisposable interface, and so any instance of it should be disposed promptly after use.


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answered Feb 09, 2011 at 10:24 AM

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Do you have to do this with VB? Can you not use Database Mail? What version of SQL Server are you running?
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answered Feb 09, 2011 at 09:40 AM

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SQL 2005 -

The Send Mail Task is successful and would work perfectly but will not support html - I need to include a corporate logo
Feb 09, 2011 at 10:00 AM siera_gld
A quick search shows a lot of people who have been able to send the body of database mail with HTML. Try this link
Feb 09, 2011 at 11:12 AM Tim

MSDN lists the syntax for sending mail using db mail. Note the @body_format

[ @body_format= ] 'body_format'

Is the format of the message body. The parameter is of type varchar(20), with a default of NULL. When specified, the headers of the outgoing message are set to indicate that the message body has the specified format. The parameter may contain one of the following values:

    *          TEXT
Feb 09, 2011 at 11:18 AM Tim
TRAD - I think this is very close - the only trick for me is to pass in paramaters in - so this is going inside a foreach loop and every time it loops - i pass in a paramater for @file_attachments= ?; @recipients = ? and the subject and body have references to more package variables - so in the body of the email I use a contact name for the person and it varies on every numeration? I have tried sending myself an email from management studio and it appears like this might be successful but cant get it to work from within my foreach loop
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