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MailMessage.From Property

Gets or sets the from address for this e-mail message.

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

Public Property From As MailAddress

Property Value

Type: System.Net.Mail.MailAddress
A MailAddress that contains the from address information.

The from address is not validated or tied to the currently logged on user.

The following code example demonstrates setting a value for the From property.

Public Shared Sub CreateCopyMessage(ByVal server As String)
    Dim [from] As New MailAddress("", "Ben Miller")
    Dim [to] As New MailAddress("", "Jane Clayton")
    Dim message As New MailMessage([from], [to])
    ' message.Subject = "Using the SmtpClient class."
    message.Subject = "Using the SmtpClient class."
    message.Body = "Using this feature, you can send an e-mail message from an application very easily."
    ' Add a carbon copy recipient.
    Dim copy As New MailAddress("")
    Dim client As New SmtpClient(server)
    ' Include credentials if the server requires them.
    client.Credentials = CredentialCache.DefaultNetworkCredentials
    Console.WriteLine("Sending an e-mail message to {0} by using the SMTP host {1}.", [to].Address, client.Host)

    Catch ex As Exception
        Console.WriteLine("Exception caught in CreateCopyMessage(): {0}", ex.ToString())
    End Try
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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