BodyEncoding Property

MailMessage.BodyEncoding Property


Gets or sets the encoding used to encode the message body.

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

public Encoding BodyEncoding { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Text.Encoding

An Encoding applied to the contents of the Body.

The value specified for the BodyEncoding property sets the character set field in the Content-Type header. The default character set is "us-ascii".

If you set the BodyEncoding property to UTF8, Unicode, or UTF32, the Framework selects a TransferEncoding of Base64 for this MailMessage.

The following code example demonstrates creating a mail message that uses UTF8 encoding.

MailMessage message = new MailMessage(from, to);
message.Body = "This is a test e-mail message sent by an application. ";
// Include some non-ASCII characters in body and subject.
string someArrows = new string(new char[] {'\u2190', '\u2191', '\u2192', '\u2193'});
message.Body += Environment.NewLine + someArrows;
message.BodyEncoding =  System.Text.Encoding.UTF8;
message.Subject = "test message 1" + someArrows;
message.SubjectEncoding = System.Text.Encoding.UTF8;

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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