How can I send emails from Azure with an SMTP service?

Microsoft Azure is great for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers. But getting Microsoft Azure to send email can be a headache. With SocketLabs Azure SMTP server, you can integrate email sending capabilities into your Azure service fast, so you can start sending emails from Azure.

Microsoft Azure does not offer Azure email servers out of the box and sending email from Windows Azure presents dozens of deliverability challenges. If you’re looking for an Azure email server, then the best way to send email from your Azure service is to use an SMTP Relay Provider like SocketLabs.

Azure SMTP Integration Guide: How to Use Azure to Send Email

Sending email from Azure is easy. Simply signup for SocketLabs, and plug your SMTP credentials into your Azure application. Our Azure SMTP service can also be found in the Microsoft Marketplace.

Step 1Create a Free Test Account With SocketLabs

When you use Microsoft Azure, you’ll quickly find that Microsoft does not offer native Azure email sending services to allow sending emails from your web app with SMTP or API. For this reason, we suggest using an SMTP Service like SocketLabs. Sign up for a free test account here.

Aside from sending with SMTP, you can also use the SocketLabs Injection API. The SocketLabs Injection API allows you to transmit messages via HTTP POST events as opposed to transmitting them via SMTP.

Step 2Connect Your Azure Web App to SocketLabs’ SMTP Server

After your account is setup and your SMTP server is provisioned, you can use the System.Net.Mail class to send email from your Azure Web App using the simple code which can be copied from here.

Step 3Start Sending!

After your Azure App is connected to your SMTP server in SocketLabs and you send a few test messages, your Azure Web App will be configured to send email from the Microsoft Azure Platform. You can get detailed analytics and deliverability insights within your SocketLabs account.

Even More Reasons to Integrate SocketLabs With Azure

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If you’re looking for an Azure email service then you’ve come to the right place. Our SMTP relay service provides lightning-fast integration into Microsoft Azure. Benefit from reliable transactional email delivery, scalability, and analytics for applications built in Azure.

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