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from property

Message.from property (JavaScript API for Office)

Office Add-ins

Gets the email address of the sender of a message.

Last modified: July 06, 2015

Note Note

The name "apps for Office" is changing to "Office Add-ins". During the transition, the documentation and the UI of some Office host applications and Visual Studio tools might still use the term "apps for Office". For details, see New name for apps for Office and SharePoint.

Hosts:Outlook

App type: Mail

Available in requirement sets

Mailbox

Last changed in Mailbox

1.0

Applicable Outlook modes

Read

See all support details

Office.context.mailbox.item.from

An EmailAddressDetails object containing the email address of the message's sender.

A checkmark (√) in the following table indicates that this property is supported in the corresponding Outlook host application. An empty cell indicates that the Outlook host application doesn't support this property.

For more information about Office host application and server requirements, see Requirements for running apps for Office.

Supported hosts, by platform

Office for Windows desktop

Office Online
(in browser)

OWA for Devices

Office for Mac

Outlook

√ (Read mode only)

Available in requirement sets

Mailbox

Minimum permission level

ReadItem

App types

Mail

Library

Office.js

Namespace

Office

Version

Changes

1.0

Introduced

The from and sender properties return an EmailAddressDetails object that represents the same person unless the message is sent by a delegate. In that case, the from property returns the EmailAddressDetails object that represents the delegator, and the sender property represents the delegate.

When the client is Outlook 2013, the recipientType property of the EmailAddressDetails object is undefined.

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