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SmtpClient.DeliveryMethod Property

Specifies how outgoing email messages will be handled.

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

public SmtpDeliveryMethod DeliveryMethod { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Net.Mail.SmtpDeliveryMethod
An SmtpDeliveryMethod that indicates how email messages are delivered.

Delivery methods include:

  • An SMTP server.

  • Moving the email into the pickup directory for IIS, which then delivers the message.

  • Moving the email to a directory specified by PickupDirectoryLocation for later delivery by another application.

The default value for this property can also be set in a machine or application configuration file. Any changes made to the PickupDirectoryLocation property override the configuration file settings.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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