StatusCode Property
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SmtpException.StatusCode Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets the status code returned by an SMTP server when an e-mail message is transmitted.

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

public SmtpStatusCode StatusCode { get; set; }
/** @property */
public SmtpStatusCode get_StatusCode ()

/** @property */
public void set_StatusCode (SmtpStatusCode value)

public function get StatusCode () : SmtpStatusCode

public function set StatusCode (value : SmtpStatusCode)

Property Value

An SmtpStatusCode value that indicates the error that occurred.

The following code example displays the value of this property.

public static void RetryIfBusy(string server)
    MailAddress from = new MailAddress("");
    MailAddress to = new MailAddress("");
    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 = (ICredentialsByHost)CredentialCache.DefaultNetworkCredentials;
    Console.WriteLine("Sending an e-mail message to {0} using the SMTP host {1}.",
         to.Address, client.Host);
    catch (SmtpFailedRecipientsException ex)
        for (int i = 0; i < ex.InnerExceptions.Length; i++)
            SmtpStatusCode status = ex.InnerExceptions[i].StatusCode;
            if (status == SmtpStatusCode.MailboxBusy ||
                status == SmtpStatusCode.MailboxUnavailable)
                Console.WriteLine("Delivery failed - retrying in 5 seconds.");
                Console.WriteLine("Failed to deliver message to {0}", ex.FailedRecipient[i]);

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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