Host Property
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MailAddress.Host Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets the host portion of the address specified when this instance was created.

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

public string Host { get; }
/** @property */
public String get_Host ()

public function get Host () : String

Property Value

A String that contains the name of the host computer that accepts e-mail for the User property.

In a typical e-mail address, the host string includes all information following the "@" sign. For example, in "", the host is "".

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

public static void CreateTestMessage3()
    MailAddress to = new MailAddress("");
    MailAddress from = new MailAddress("");
    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);

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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