MailMessage.From Property


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

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

public MailAddress From { get; set; }

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 static void CreateCopyMessage(string server)
	MailAddress from = new MailAddress("", "Ben Miller");
	MailAddress to = new MailAddress("", "Jane Clayton");
	MailMessage message = 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.
	MailAddress copy = new MailAddress("");
	SmtpClient client = 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);

   try {
    catch (Exception ex) {
      Console.WriteLine("Exception caught in CreateCopyMessage(): {0}", 
                  ex.ToString() );

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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