Sending Emails – MVC4 on GoDaddy

Hey everyone,

Just a really basic model that can be used to send emails on GoDaddy in MVC4.

The model:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations.Schema;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Net.Mail;
using System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations;
 
namespace LL.Models
{
    public class Email
    {
        [Key]
        public int EmailId { get; set; }
 
        public string From { get; set; }
        public string To { get; set; }
        public string Subject { get; set; }
        public string Body { get; set; }
        public DateTime Sent { get; set; }
        public string Status { get; set; }
        public string Log { get; set; }
 
 
        public void SendEmail()
        {
            MailMessage mail = new MailMessage();
            mail.To.Add(this.To);
            mail.From = new MailAddress(this.From);
            mail.Subject = this.Subject;
            mail.Body = Body;
            mail.IsBodyHtml = true;
            mail.Priority = MailPriority.Normal;
 
            SmtpClient smtp = new SmtpClient();
            smtp.Host = "relay-hosting.secureserver.net";
            smtp.UseDefaultCredentials = true;
            smtp.Port = 25;
            smtp.EnableSsl = false;  
 
            try
            {
                smtp.Send(mail);
                this.Status = Fields.Status.Success;
            }
            catch(Exception e)
            {
                this.Log = e.Message;
            }
 
            this.Sent = DateTime.Now;
        }
 
        [NotMapped]
        public class Fields
        {
            public class From
            {
                public const String NoReply = "noreply@yoursite.com.au";
                public const String Support = "support@yoursite.com.au";
            }
 
            public class Status
            {
                public const String Success = "Success";
                public const String Error = "Error";
            }
        }
 
    }
}

Using it in a controller:

using LearnerLessons.Models;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Mvc;
 
namespace LL.Controllers
{
    public class TestController : Controller
    {
        private LLDBContext db = new LLDBContext();
 
        public String TestEmail(String content)
        {
            Email email = new Email() { To = "lls@live.com.au", From = Email.Fields.From.NoReply, Body = content, Subject = "Test" };
            email.SendEmail();
 
            db.Emails.Add(email);
            db.SaveChanges();
 
            return email.ToString();
        }
    }
}

Update:
For a quick tutorial on how to use Razor views as email templates, check out the following post: http://www.whatibroke.com/?p=983

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