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How to: Programmatically Create an E-Mail Item

This example creates an e-mail message in Microsoft Office Outlook.

Applies to: The information in this topic applies to application-level projects for Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2010. For more information, see Features Available by Office Application and Project Type.

private void ThisAddIn_Startup(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    CreateMailItem();
}

private void CreateMailItem()
{
    Outlook.MailItem mailItem = (Outlook.MailItem)
        this.Application.CreateItem(Outlook.OlItemType.olMailItem);
    mailItem.Subject = "This is the subject";
    mailItem.To = "someone@example.com";
    mailItem.Body = "This is the message.";
    mailItem.Importance = Outlook.OlImportance.olImportanceLow;
    mailItem.Display(false);
}
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