Send Mail Using OAuth 2.0 In .Net Core 6.0 Part 2

In this article, we are going to learn how to send mail using OAuth credentials in .Net Core 6.0.

To get the OAuth credentials first follow Part-1.


Let us understand with the help of an example.

First, open Visual Studio 2022 and create a .NET 6.0 application by clicking Create a new project.

Then install the following packages.

  • Google APIs Core Client Library
  • Google APIs Client Library
  • Google APIs Auth Client Library
  • Google.Apis.Oauth2.v2 Client Library
  • MimeKit

Note:System.Net.Mail does not support OAuth or OAuth2. However, you can use MailKit’s or IMAP To Send Mail(MailKit’s only supports OAuth2).

Create a new SendMailController in the Controller folder and paste the below code into it.

using Google.Apis.Auth.OAuth2;
using MailKit.Net.Smtp;
using MailKit.Security;
using Microsoft.AspNetCore.Mvc;
using MimeKit;
using MimeKit.Text;

namespace SendMailDemo.Controllers
    public class MailController : ControllerBase
        public async Task<IActionResult> SendMail(string emailId)
                string clientId = "Your Client Id";
                string clientSecret = "Your Client Secret Key";
                string fromMail = "Your Register Email Id";
                string[] scopes = new string[] { "" };
                ClientSecrets clientSecrets = new()
                    ClientId = clientId,
                    ClientSecret = clientSecret
                //Requesting authorization
                UserCredential userCredential = GoogleWebAuthorizationBroker.AuthorizeAsync(clientSecrets, scopes, "user", CancellationToken.None).Result;
                //Authorization granted or not required (if the saved access token already available)
                if (userCredential.Token.IsExpired(userCredential.Flow.Clock))
                    //The access token has expired, refreshing it
                    if (!userCredential.RefreshTokenAsync(CancellationToken.None).Result)
                        return StatusCode(500);
                var email = new MimeMessage();
                email.Subject = "Sending Email Using OAuth Net 6.0";
                email.Body = new TextPart(TextFormat.Html) { Text = "<h3>Mail Body</h3>" };

                using (var client = new SmtpClient())
                    client.Connect("", 587, SecureSocketOptions.StartTls);
                    var oauth2 = new SaslMechanismOAuth2(fromMail, userCredential.Token.AccessToken);

                    await client.SendAsync(email);
                return Ok();
            catch (Exception ex)
                return StatusCode(500);

That’s It.

Now let’s run your project and add the email address where you want to send mail.

Now you can check Gmail where you send mail.

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1 Comment

  1. Kailah

    namespace and refevance dose not find in current contex for ClientSecrets and GoogleWebAuthorizationBroker class
    hows to solve it


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