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() );
  	  }
    }
public:
    static void CreateCopyMessage(String* server)
    {
       MailAddress* from = new MailAddress(S"ben@contoso.com", S"Ben Miller");
       MailAddress* to = new MailAddress(S"jane@contoso.com", S"Jane Clayton");
       MailMessage* message = new MailMessage(from, to);
       // message.Subject = "Using the SmtpClient class.";
       message->Subject = S"Using the SmtpClient class.";
       message->Body = S"Using this feature, you can send an e-mail message from an application very easily.";
       // Add a carbon copy recipient.
       MailAddress* copy= new MailAddress(S"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(S"Sending an e-mail message to {0} by using the SMTP host {1}.", 
            to->Address, client->Host);
       client->Send(message);
       client->Dispose();
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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