I have been following this tutorial: http://www.asp.net/mvc/overview/security/create-an-aspnet-mvc-5-web-app-with-email-confirmation-and-password-reset . I have gone through it three times now and checked through several Stackoverflow posts, but I still don't know what I am missing. Through debugging Visual Studio shows that myMessage has all that it needs (email address to deliver to, message subject, message body, who it is coming from, etc), but I am not actually receiving an email for confirmation when I test it. This is the code I currently have:


public class EmailService : IIdentityMessageService
    public async Task SendAsync(IdentityMessage message)
        // Plug in your email service here to send an email.
        // line below was commented out and replaced upon tutorial request
        //return Task.FromResult(0);
        await configSendGridasync(message);
    // Use NuGet to install SendGrid (Basic C# client lib) 
    private async Task configSendGridasync(IdentityMessage message)
        var myMessage = new SendGridMessage();
        myMessage.From = new System.Net.Mail.MailAddress(
                            "myActualEmail@email.com", "Robert");
        myMessage.Subject = message.Subject;
        myMessage.Text = message.Body;
        myMessage.Html = message.Body;

        var credentials = new NetworkCredential(

        // Create a Web transport for sending email.
        var transportWeb = new Web(credentials);

        // Send the email.
        if (transportWeb != null)
            await transportWeb.DeliverAsync(myMessage);
            Trace.TraceError("Failed to create Web transport.");
            await Task.FromResult(0);


    public async Task<ActionResult> Register(RegisterViewModel model)
        if (ModelState.IsValid)
            var user = new ApplicationUser { UserName = model.UserName, Email = model.Email };
            var result = await UserManager.CreateAsync(user, model.Password);
            if (result.Succeeded)
                // commented below code and RedirectToAction out so it didn't auto log you in.
                //await SignInManager.SignInAsync(user, isPersistent:false, rememberBrowser:false);

                //For more information on how to enable account confirmation and password reset please visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=320771
                //Send an email with this link
                string code = await UserManager.GenerateEmailConfirmationTokenAsync(user.Id);
                var callbackUrl = Url.Action("ConfirmEmail", "Account", new { userId = user.Id, code = code }, protocol: Request.Url.Scheme);
                await UserManager.SendEmailAsync(user.Id, "Confirm your account", "Please confirm your account by clicking <a href=\"" + callbackUrl + "\">here</a>");

                ViewBag.Message = "Check your email and confirm your account, you must be confirmed before you can log in.";

                return View("Info");

                //return RedirectToAction("Index", "Home");

        // If we got this far, something failed, redisplay form
        return View(model);


    <add key="webpages:Version" value="" />

    <add key="webpages:Enabled" value="false" />
    <add key="ClientValidationEnabled" value="true" />
    <add key="UnobtrusiveJavaScriptEnabled" value="true" />

    <add key="mailAccount" value="azure_d8aedad6a68a0dc1dc8axxxxxxxxxxxx@azure.com" /> <!--the mailAccount that SendGrid gave me through Azure marketplace to use-->
    <add key="mailPassword" value="xxxxxx" /> <!--password taken out, but I used the one from SendGrid-->

The code builds and runs with no errors, but I never get the actual email when I test it (I have used two separate gmail accounts and a yahoo account). Any advice/help would be appreciated!

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