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MailAddress Class

Represents the address of an electronic mail sender or recipient.

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

Public Class MailAddress
Dim instance As MailAddress

The MailAddress class is used by the SmtpClient and MailMessage classes to store address information for e-mail messages.

A mail address is composed of a User name, Host name and optionally, a DisplayName. The DisplayName can contain non-ASCII characters if you encode them.

The following code example demonstrates sending an e-mail message by using the SmtpClient, MailAddress, and MailMessage classes.

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    static void CreateCopyMessage(String* server)
       MailAddress* from = new MailAddress(S"", S"Ben Miller");
       MailAddress* to = new MailAddress(S"", 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"");
       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);


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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