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MailAddress Class

Note: This class is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Represents the address of an electronic mail sender or recipient.

Namespace: System.Net.Mail
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

public class MailAddress
public class MailAddress
public class MailAddress

The MailAddress class is used by the SmtpClient and MailMessage classes to store address information for e-mail messages.

A mail address is composed of a User name, Host name and optionally, a DisplayName. The DisplayName can contain non-ASCII characters if you encode them.

The following code example demonstrates sending an e-mail message by using the SmtpClient, MailAddress, and MailMessage classes.

public static void CreateCopyMessage(string server)
{
    MailAddress from = new MailAddress("ben@contoso.com", "Ben Miller");
    MailAddress to = new MailAddress("jane@contoso.com", "Jane Clayton");
    MailMessage message = new MailMessage(from, to);
    // message.Subject = "Using the SmtpClient class.";
    message.Subject = "Using the SmtpClient class.";
    message.Body = @"Using this feature, you can send an e-mail message from an application very easily.";
    // Add a carbon copy recipient.
    MailAddress copy = new MailAddress("Notification_List@contoso.com");
    message.CC.Add(copy);
    SmtpClient client = new SmtpClient(server);
    // Include credentials if the server requires them.
    client.Credentials = CredentialCache.DefaultNetworkCredentials;
    Console.WriteLine("Sending an e-mail message to {0} by using the SMTP host {1}.",
         to.Address, client.Host);
    client.Send(message);
}

System.Object
  System.Net.Mail.MailAddress

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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