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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 Value

Type: System.Net.Mail.MailAddress
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);
	
	    try {
        client.Send(message);
      }
      catch (Exception ex) {
        Console.WriteLine("Exception caught in CreateCopyMessage(): {0}", 
                    ex.ToString() );
  	  }
    }

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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