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MailMessage.From Property

Gets or sets the from address for this e-mail message.

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

public MailAddress From { get; set; }
/** @property */
public MailAddress get_From ()

/** @property */
public void set_From (MailAddress value)

public function get From () : MailAddress

public function set From (value : MailAddress)

Not applicable.

Property Value

A MailAddress that contains the from address information.

The from address is not validated or tied to the currently logged on user.

The following code example demonstrates setting a value for the From property.

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);
}

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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