Hi friends, this is rather unusual post title for me. But I have to make sure it appears on Google search index because I was stuck with this issue yesterday and wasted about couple of hours just to solve this. I tested my code locally for C# SMTP using MVC and it worked fine. But when I upload on GoDaddy plesk hosting panel it started showing errors on Contact Us page that :
System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: An attempt was made to access a socket in a way forbidden by its access permissions godaddy
I was stuck. Office hours was about to finish and clock was saying already 6:00 PM. S#.
Enough, use this setting to over come this socket exception on GoDaddy.
The solution was rather easy. It is detailed on here. To solve this issue:
In your code use the below SMTP configuration:
String message = "Name:\r\n"+Name+"Message:"+Message+"\r\n"; MailMessage mail = new MailMessage(); mail.From = new MailAddress("email@example.com"); mail.To.Add(new MailAddress("firstname.lastname@example.org")); mail.Subject = "Enquiry for Godaddy Testing."; mail.Body = message; SmtpClient client = new SmtpClient(); client.Send(mail);
Now in the web.config file add below Mail settings:
<configuration> <system.web> <compilation debug="true" targetFramework="4.6.1"/> <httpRuntime targetFramework="4.6.1"/> </system.web> <system.net> <mailSettings> <smtp from="email@example.com"> <network host="relay-hosting.secureserver.net" port="25" /> </smtp> </mailSettings> </system.net>
That’s it. The mail send using this code will be delayed for few seconds but it will be delivered.