Sending Emails with Special Characters

by Jan 23, 2012

PowerShell has built-in support for sending emails: Send-MailMessage! All you need is an SMTP server. However, with standard encoding you may run into issues where special characters are mangled. Use the -Encoding parameter and specify UTF8 to preserve such characters. Here's a sample with a German freemailer

Send-MailMessage -Body 'I can send special characters: äöüß' -From -to -Credential (Get-Credential -SmtpServer -Subject 'Sending Mail From PowerShell' -Encoding ([System.Text.Encoding]::UTF8)

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