Configure a SMTP server in Azure

Sometimes in my scripts I need to send the result in a mail, but I don’t always have access to a SMTP server, so I decided to configure a SMTP server in Azure that I can use.

I will use SendGrid Email Delivery for this since I will get 25.000 free emails each month, more than I will ever use.

The first thing is to log on to Azure and find SendGrid Email Delivery in the market:



When you click on create you will be prompted to enter some information for the new account that will be used to access the SMTP server. Specify a name for the account, a password, resource group and select the “Free” option under “Pricing tier”.


When you click on “Create” you will be sent to the dashboard and after a few minutes you will see that the account has been pined and ready for use.

If you click on the account you will be redirected to the settings-page where you will find the SMTP-address and the “real” account name that you will use to gain access to the SMTP.



Now you have access to a SMTP-server that you can use to send 25.000 mails through.

A simple script that you can use to test the function is posted here, just change the parts contained in <> to your own settings.

$From = ""
$To = "<Your Mailaddress>"
$SMTPServer = ""
$SMTPPort = "587"
$Username = "<Your SendGrid username>"
$Password = "<Your SendGrid password>"
$subject = "Test"
$body = "This is a testmail using SendGrid Email Delivery"

$smtp = New-Object System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient($SMTPServer, $SMTPPort)

$smtp.EnableSSL = $true
$smtp.Credentials = New-Object System.Net.NetworkCredential($Username, $Password)
$smtp.Send($From, $To, $subject, $body)


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