Failed on Simple Send SMTP Email

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outlook

#1

Hi,

I’m learning to send a simple email from an Outlook account via SMTP using UiPath Community Edition. Drag a Send SMTP Mail Message activity and set configuration on:
Port: 587
Server: "smtp-mail.outlook.com"
and it throwed an exception. Tried changing SecureConnection from Auto to “StartTls” and “StartTlsWhenAvaliable” but nothing worked. Any idea what went wrong? Thank you.

Workflow Exception is quoted below:

{WorkflowName} has thrown an exception

Source: Send SMTP Mail Message
Message: The SMTP server has unexpectedly disconnected.
Exception Type: SmtpProtocolException

MailKit.Net.Smtp.SmtpProtocolException: The SMTP server has unexpectedly disconnected.
at UiPath.Mail.Activities.SendMailActivity.EndExecute(AsyncCodeActivityContext context, IAsyncResult result)
at System.Activities.AsyncCodeActivity.System.Activities.IAsyncCodeActivity.FinishExecution(AsyncCodeActivityContext context, IAsyncResult result)
at System.Activities.AsyncCodeActivity.CompleteAsyncCodeActivityData.CompleteAsyncCodeActivityWorkItem.Execute(ActivityExecutor executor, BookmarkManager bookmarkManager)


#2

Do you have permission to programatically send emails from Outlook? This requires the same permission as, for example, MS Excel uses to send emails.


#3

No experience in sending emails using MS Excel.
I googled it but didn’t seem to find the one matching my situation.
Aside of that, I thought if I use Send SMTP Mail activity, I don’t need to set up my Outlook (it’s only if I use Send Outlook Mail), was I wrong?


#4

Ah sorry, which provider are you trying to use? i.e. gmail…


#5

Thank you for your kind reply.

Using Microsoft’s Office 365 account (a must from company).
“Send SMTP Mail Message” Activity.


#6

Have you tried with port 995 with SSL?

https://portal.smartertools.com/kb/a2862/smtp-settings-for-outlook365-and-gmail.aspx

If neither work I suspect your company security policy is blocking it.


#7

SSL didn’t worked on my case, but the setting with TLS secured connection worked! Really appreciate the kind response for trivial questions.


Send SMTP Mail Message : The SMTP server has unexpectedly disconnected