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I've got some backup jobs running weekly and would like to have the log files sent to me automatically via email so I don't have to manually check them.

On a Windows system, is there a tool that I can use that will allow me to send an email via Gmail SMTP from a command prompt?

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Gmail can be used for sending mail by any mail program and from any network.

Some command-line mail products for Windows are:

(I have no first-hand experience with these products.)

See also this article : How to use Gmail as your SMTP server.

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What is Blat?
Blat is a Win32 command line utility that sends eMail using SMTP or post to usenet using NNTP.

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HowToGeek demonstrates a Windows PowerShell script that works very well at How To Send Email From the Command Line in Windows Without Extra Software

Here is the method: First you're defining the variables:

$EmailFrom = “”
$EmailTo = “theRecipient'”
$Subject = “your subject”
$Body = “some text”
$SMTPServer = “”
$SMTPClient = New-Object Net.Mail.SmtpClient($SmtpServer, 587)
$SMTPClient.EnableSsl = $true
$SMTPClient.Credentials = New-Object System.Net.NetworkCredential(“yourGmailUsername”, “password”);

Then, you're using this command to send the mail:

$SMTPClient.Send($EmailFrom, $EmailTo, $Subject, $Body)

You'll need a valid Gmail account in order to authenticate as a Gmail user.

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