- This topic has 2 replies, 3 voices, and was last updated 1 year, 11 months ago by
June 4, 2018 at 6:31 am #101701ParticipantTopics: 6Replies: 7Points: 0Rank: Member
$File=”gci \\abcd\efgh\ijkl | select -last 1″
$From = “[email protected]”
$To = “[email protected]”
$Attachment = $File
$Subject = “Here’s the Email Subject”
$Body = “This is what I want to say”
$SMTPServer = “smtp.gmail.com”
Send-MailMessage -From $From -to $To -Subject $Subject -Body $Body -SmtpServer $SMTPServer -Attachments $Attachment
This is the error I receive:
Send-MailMessage : Illegal characters in path.
At line:1 char:1
+ Send-MailMessage -From $From -to $To -Subject $Subject -Body $Body -SmtpServer $ …
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Send-MailMessage], ArgumentException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.ArgumentException,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.SendMailMessage
What am I doing wrong here?
June 6, 2018 at 2:33 pm #101920ParticipantTopics: 12Replies: 38Points: 261Rank: Contributor
There are a couple of potential pitfalls I can think of:
1 – Instead of “$Attachment = $File” try “$Attachment = $File.FullName”
2 – Paste it into a text editor like Notepad++, and see if the encoding is dodgy (try ANSI and UTF)
3 – Also in Notepad++, try replacing your double qoutes, I find that some text editors change the double quotes so they aren’t compatible with a console.
August 27, 2018 at 3:30 am #110017Senior ModeratorTopics: 9Replies: 1265Points: 4,582Rank: Community Hero
Problem here is
$File="gci \\abcd\efgh\ijkl | select -last 1" #it should be $File=gci \\abcd\efgh\ijkl | select -last 1 -ExpandProperty FullName when you put everything in double quotes, the whole statement becomes a string.
- The topic ‘Powershell email’ is closed to new replies.