Powershell email

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  • #101701

    SK
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    $File="gci \\abcd\efgh\ijkl | select -last 1"
    $From = "adcb@gmail.com"
    $To = "efgh@gmail.com"
    $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?
    Thanks

  • #101920

    Lars Panzerbjørn
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    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.
    Good luck.

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