SmtpClient.DeliveryMethod Property

Specifies how outgoing email messages will be handled.

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

public SmtpDeliveryMethod DeliveryMethod { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Net.Mail.SmtpDeliveryMethod
An SmtpDeliveryMethod that indicates how email messages are delivered.

Delivery methods include:

  • An SMTP server.

  • Moving the email into the pickup directory for IIS, which then delivers the message.

  • Moving the email to a directory specified by PickupDirectoryLocation for later delivery by another application.

The default value for this property can also be set in a machine or application configuration file. Any changes made to the PickupDirectoryLocation property override the configuration file settings.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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