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How to: Programmatically Create an E-Mail Item


This example creates an e-mail message in Microsoft Office Outlook.

Applies to: The information in this topic applies to VSTO add-in projects for Outlook. For more information, see Features Available by Office Application and Project Type.

        private void ThisAddIn_Startup(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
        private void CreateMailItem()
            Outlook.MailItem mailItem = (Outlook.MailItem)
            mailItem.Subject = "This is the subject";
            mailItem.To = "someone@example.com";
            mailItem.Body = "This is the message.";
            mailItem.Importance = Outlook.OlImportance.olImportanceLow;

Working with Mail Items
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