MailAddress.User Property

Gets the user information from the address specified when this instance was created.

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

public string User { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A String that contains the user name portion of the Address.

In a typical e-mail address, the user string includes all information preceding the "@" sign. For example, in "tsmith@contoso.com", the user is "tsmith".

The following code example displays the destination of an e-mail message.

		public static void CreateTestMessage3()
		{
			MailAddress to = new MailAddress("jane@contoso.com");
			MailAddress from = new MailAddress("ben@contoso.com");
			MailMessage message = new MailMessage(from, to);
			message.Subject = "Using the new SMTP client.";
			message.Body = @"Using this new feature, you can send an e-mail message from an application very easily.";
			// Use the application or machine configuration to get the  
			// host, port, and credentials.
			SmtpClient client = new SmtpClient();
			Console.WriteLine("Sending an e-mail message to {0} at {1} by using the SMTP host={2}.",
				to.User, to.Host, client.Host);
      try {
			  client.Send(message);
			}
			catch (Exception ex) {
			  Console.WriteLine("Exception caught in CreateTestMessage3(): {0}", 
                    ex.ToString() );			  
		  }
		}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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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