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 web.de:
Send-MailMessage -Body 'I can send special characters: äöüß' -From firstname.lastname@example.org -to email@example.com -Credential (Get-Credential firstname.lastname@example.org) -SmtpServer smtp.web.de -Subject 'Sending Mail From PowerShell' -Encoding ([System.Text.Encoding]::UTF8)
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Jan 23 2012, 06:00 AM