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SmtpClient.Host Property

Gets or sets the name or IP address of the host used for SMTP transactions.

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

public function get Host () : String 
public function set Host (value : String)

Property Value

Type: System.String
A String that contains the name or IP address of the computer to use for SMTP transactions.


The value specified for a set operation is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The value specified for a set operation is equal to String.Empty ("").


You cannot change the value of this property when an email is being sent.

The value of the Host property can also be set using constructors or the application or machine configuration file. For more information, see <mailSettings> Element (Network Settings).

If information is specified using this property, this information overrides the configuration file settings.

The following code example demonstrates sending an e-mail message by using the host and port specified in an application configuration file.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.
    static void CreateTestMessage4(String* server)
       MailAddress* from = new MailAddress(S"");
       MailAddress* to = new MailAddress(S"");
       MailMessage* message = new MailMessage(from, to);
        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.";
        SmtpClient* client = new SmtpClient(server);
        Console::WriteLine(S"Sending an e-mail message to {0} by using SMTP host {1} port {2}.", 
             to, client->Host, __box(client->Port));

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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