Getting The Pickup Directory Path Is Required And Was Not Specified

Jun 30, 2009

I am getting getting The pickup directory path is required and was not specified. exception while sending email in and C#.This is the code which i am writing :


message.fields.add(...../namespace) but i have no idea what will be the namespace value for adding the mailbox name.


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Mar 14, 2011

i had written a mail sending program in in windows xp.following is the code that i have written:

MailMessage Mail = null;
SmtpClient Client = null;
MailAddress From;
Mail = new MailMessage();
Client = new SmtpClient();
From = new MailAddress(;
Mail.From = From;
Mail.Subject = Demo mail;
Mail.Body = hai this is sample mail;
Client.Host = strHostName;
Client.DeliveryMethod = SmtpDeliveryMethod.PickupDirectoryFromIis;

it works in xp...

now i tested the same program in windows 7...and i am getting an error called.."cannot get iis pickup directory"...

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Mar 15, 2011

i i wrote an asp application which sends mail.following is the code:

MailMessage Mail = null;
SmtpClient Client = null;
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Client = new SmtpClient();
From = new MailAddress(;
Mail.From = From;
Mail.Subject = Demo mail;
Mail.Body = hai this is sample mail;
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it works in windows xp operating ssyste.

when i run the same code in Windows vista and windows seven i am getting an error specifying "Cannot get IIS pickup directory".

i searched in net....

some suggests that use SmtpDeliveryMethod.Network;

why we are using this(Network) instead of PickupDirectoryFromIis...

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Does the IIS 7.5 also use the metabase? Do I need to do anything with IIS 6 when installing pickup directory?

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Admin is a virtual directory configured in IIS.

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1.web.config file is available under the root directory.

2.why its trying to find the web.config file in 'c:web.config'?, virtual directory is available in 'C:Inetpubwwwroot\____'

3.How to solve the problem?.


1.Appliacation-A is web application and Application-B is window application.

2.I have set the virtual directory of web application as "Appliacation-A".

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~/VirtualDirectoryName/FileContent.docx. But when I try to open that as a link in th app,using ResolveUrl, it appends the port number after localhost like so,[URL], I get a document not found, since it really should be, [URL].

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Below is the code:


So for example, if the photo_file_name is Jellyfish.jpg I want it, the ImageUrl to be ~/uploads/Jellyfish.jpg without having to change the photo_file_name in the DB.

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I have two pages which use this javascript, but each one of them seems to require a different path and I can't figure out how to resolve both of them.

One of them is the page:

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The other page is:

/Website/One/Two/page.aspx and this requires the path:

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I tried to come from the root by doing

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One method which solves my problem is to append "../" to the start of the file location, eg HttpContext.Current.Server.MapPath("../" & filename) ...However, as many pages will be able to call the upload class library (and not all of them in a sub-folder) I want to make sure I'm not always back-tracking on the subfolders.

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I need the have the httpmodule at root level only for some requirements.

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