Sitecore ECM the remote name could not be resolved: ‘example.host’

Got an error when a user submits a form built using the WFFM. After narrowing it down I found that it has something to do with having to set the save action to send an email.

Here’s the following error:

Exception: System.Net.WebException
Message: The remote name could not be resolved: ‘example.host’
Source: System
at System.Net.ServicePoint.GetConnection(PooledStream PooledStream, Object owner, Boolean async, IPAddress& address, Socket& abortSocket, Socket& abortSocket6)
at System.Net.PooledStream.Activate(Object owningObject, Boolean async, GeneralAsyncDelegate asyncCallback)
at System.Net.ConnectionPool.GetConnection(Object owningObject, GeneralAsyncDelegate asyncCallback, Int32 creationTimeout)
at System.Net.Mail.SmtpConnection.GetConnection(ServicePoint servicePoint)
at System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient.Send(MailMessage message)

If you got an error like that, go to /sitecore/system/Modules/Web Forms for Marketers/Settings/Actions/Save Actions/Send Email Message and change the parameters field to the correct SMTP details.

For me I need to changed it to the following to make it works

<Host>localhost</Host><From>no-reply@website.localhost</From><IsBodyHtml>true</IsBodyHtml>

Also I found a useful tool to check email in your local machine, if you don’t need to setup an actual SMTP server and just need to test simple email functionality try using papercut.codeplex.com

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