SmtpClient.Send not working on linux environment


The following code, written in the .net core 2 environment, works in the windows environment but not in the linux environment.

string host = "";
int port = 25;
string userName = "";
string password = "password";
string from = userName;

var client = new SmtpClient
    Host = host,
    Port = port,
    EnableSsl = false,
    DeliveryMethod = SmtpDeliveryMethod.Network,
    UseDefaultCredentials = false,
    Credentials = new NetworkCredential(userName, password)

MailMessage mailMessage = new MailMessage();
mailMessage.From = new MailAddress(from);
mailMessage.Body = "This is test mail.";
mailMessage.Subject = "Testing";                

Exception: Failure sending mail.


System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception (0x80004005): GSSAPI operation failed with error - An invalid status code was supplied (Unknown error).
   at System.Net.Security.NegotiateStreamPal.AcquireCredentialsHandle(String package, Boolean isServer, NetworkCredential credential)
   at System.Net.NTAuthentication.Initialize(Boolean isServer, String package, NetworkCredential credential, String spn, ContextFlagsPal requestedContextFlags, ChannelBinding channelBinding)
   at System.Net.Mail.SmtpNtlmAuthenticationModule.Authenticate(String challenge, NetworkCredential credential, Object sessionCookie, String spn, ChannelBinding channelBindingToken)
   at System.Net.Mail.SmtpConnection.SetContextAndTryAuthenticate(ISmtpAuthenticationModule module, NetworkCredential credential, ContextAwareResult context)
   at System.Net.Mail.SmtpConnection.GetConnection(String host, Int32 port)
   at System.Net.Mail.SmtpTransport.GetConnection(String host, Int32 port)
   at System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient.GetConnection()
   at System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient.Send(MailMessage message)


at System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient.Send(MailMessage message)
   at MyProject.Helper.Utils.SendMail() in C:\Test\MyProject\MyProject.Helper\Utils.cs:line 146

Linux: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS

This is a console app. Why is not working in linux environment?

asked on Stack Overflow Oct 9, 2017 by Cer • edited Oct 13, 2017 by Cer

1 Answer


I thought it was a code error because of the error I had, but it was not. When I gave the relay authority on the mail server side my problem was solved. I think it is doing this automatically in windows environment.

Edit: Add ip address and allow anonymous user in Receive connectors / Exchange server

answered on Stack Overflow Oct 27, 2017 by Cer • edited Mar 11, 2020 by Cer

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