MailItem MailItem MailItem Interface

Definition

Represents a mail message.

public interface class MailItem : Microsoft::Office::Interop::Outlook::_MailItem, Microsoft::Office::Interop::Outlook::ItemEvents_10_Event
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.Guid("00063034-0000-0000-C000-000000000046")]
public interface MailItem : Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook._MailItem, Microsoft.Office.Interop.Outlook.ItemEvents_10_Event
Public Interface MailItem
Implements _MailItem, ItemEvents_10_Event
Derived
Attributes
Implements

Remarks

This is a .NET interface derived from a COM coclass that is required by managed code for interoperability with the corresponding COM object. Use this derived interface to access all method, property, and event members of the COM object. However, if a method or event you want to use shares the same name under the same COM object, cast to the corresponding primary interface to call the method, and cast to the latest events interface to connect to the event. Refer to this topic for information about the COM object. For information about the method and property members of the COM object, see _MailItem. For information about the event members of the COM object, see ItemEvents_10_Event.

Use the CreateItem(OlItemType) method to create a MailItem object that represents a new mail message.

Use Item[Object] (index), where index is the index number of a mail message or a value used to match the default property of a message, to return a single MailItem object from a specified folder.

Properties

Actions Actions Actions

Returns an Actions collection that represents all the available actions for the item. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

AlternateRecipientAllowed AlternateRecipientAllowed AlternateRecipientAllowed

Returns a Boolean (bool in C#) that is True if the mail message can be forwarded. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Application Application Application

Returns an Application object that represents the parent Outlook application for the object. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Attachments Attachments Attachments

Returns an Attachments object that represents all the attachments for the specified item. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

AutoForwarded AutoForwarded AutoForwarded

A Boolean (bool in C#) value that returns True if the item was automatically forwarded. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

AutoResolvedWinner AutoResolvedWinner AutoResolvedWinner

Returns a Boolean (bool in C#) that determines if the item is a winner of an automatic conflict resolution. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

BCC BCC BCC

Returns a String (string in C#) representing the display list of blind carbon copy (BCC) names for a MailItem. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

BillingInformation BillingInformation BillingInformation

Returns or sets a String (string in C#) representing the billing information associated with the Outlook item. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Body Body Body

Returns or sets a String (string in C#) representing the clear-text body of the Outlook item. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

BodyFormat BodyFormat BodyFormat

Returns or sets an OlBodyFormat constant indicating the format of the body text. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Categories Categories Categories

Returns or sets a String (string in C#) representing the categories assigned to the Outlook item. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

CC CC CC

Returns a String (string in C#) representing the display list of carbon copy (CC) names for a MailItem. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Class Class Class

Returns an OlObjectClass constant indicating the object's class. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Companies Companies Companies

Returns or sets a String (string in C#) representing the names of the companies associated with the Outlook item. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Conflicts Conflicts Conflicts

Return the Conflicts object that represents the items that are in conflict for any Outlook item object. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

ConversationID ConversationID ConversationID

Returns a String (string in C#) that uniquely identifies a Conversation object that the MailItem object belongs to. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

ConversationIndex ConversationIndex ConversationIndex

Returns a String (string in C#) representing the index of the conversation thread of the Outlook item. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

ConversationTopic ConversationTopic ConversationTopic

Returns a String (string in C#) representing the topic of the conversation thread of the Outlook item. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

CreationTime CreationTime CreationTime

Returns a DateTime indicating the creation time for the Outlook item. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

DeferredDeliveryTime DeferredDeliveryTime DeferredDeliveryTime

Returns or sets a DateTime indicating the date and time the mail message is to be delivered. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

DeleteAfterSubmit DeleteAfterSubmit DeleteAfterSubmit

Returns or sets a Boolean (bool in C#) value that is True if a copy of the mail message is not saved upon being sent, and False if a copy is saved. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

DownloadState DownloadState DownloadState

Returns a constant that belongs to the OlDownloadState enumeration indicating the download state of the item. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

EnableSharedAttachments EnableSharedAttachments EnableSharedAttachments

This object, member, or enumeration is deprecated and is not intended to be used in your code.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

EntryID EntryID EntryID

Returns a String (string in C#) representing the unique Entry ID of the object. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

ExpiryTime ExpiryTime ExpiryTime

Returns or sets a DateTime indicating the date and time at which the item becomes invalid and can be deleted. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

FlagDueBy FlagDueBy FlagDueBy

This object, member, or enumeration is deprecated and is not intended to be used in your code.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

FlagIcon FlagIcon FlagIcon

This object, member, or enumeration is deprecated and is not intended to be used in your code.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

FlagRequest FlagRequest FlagRequest

Returns or sets a String (string in C#) that indicates the requested action for a mail item. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

FlagStatus FlagStatus FlagStatus

This object, member, or enumeration is deprecated and is not intended to be used in your code.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

FormDescription FormDescription FormDescription

Returns the FormDescription object that represents the form description for the specified Outlook item. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

GetInspector GetInspector GetInspector

Returns an Inspector object that represents an inspector initialized to contain the specified item. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

HasCoverSheet HasCoverSheet HasCoverSheet

This object, member, or enumeration is deprecated and is not intended to be used in your code.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

HTMLBody HTMLBody HTMLBody

Returns or sets a String (string in C#) representing the HTML body of the specified item. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Importance Importance Importance

Returns or sets an OlImportance constant indicating the relative importance level for the Outlook item. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

InternetCodepage InternetCodepage InternetCodepage

Returns or sets an Integer (int in C#) value that determines the Internet code page used by the item. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

IsConflict IsConflict IsConflict

Returns a Boolean (bool in C#) that determines if the item is in conflict. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

IsIPFax IsIPFax IsIPFax

This object, member, or enumeration is deprecated and is not intended to be used in your code.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

IsMarkedAsTask IsMarkedAsTask IsMarkedAsTask

Returns a Boolean (bool in C#) value that indicates whether the MailItem is marked as a task. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

ItemProperties ItemProperties ItemProperties

Returns an ItemProperties collection that represents all standard and user-defined properties associated with the Outlook item. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

LastModificationTime LastModificationTime LastModificationTime

Returns a DateTime specifying the date and time that the Outlook item was last modified. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

This object, member, or enumeration is deprecated and is not intended to be used in your code.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

MAPIOBJECT MAPIOBJECT MAPIOBJECT

This object, member, or enumeration is deprecated and is not intended to be used in your code.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

MarkForDownload MarkForDownload MarkForDownload

Returns or sets an OlRemoteStatus constant that determines the status of an item once it is received by a remote user. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

MessageClass MessageClass MessageClass

Returns or sets a String (string in C#) representing the message class for the Outlook item. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Mileage Mileage Mileage

Returns or sets a String (string in C#) representing the mileage for an item. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

NoAging NoAging NoAging

Returns or sets a Boolean (bool in C#) value that is True to not age the Outlook item. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

OriginatorDeliveryReportRequested OriginatorDeliveryReportRequested OriginatorDeliveryReportRequested

Returns or sets a Boolean (bool in C#) value that determines whether the originator of the meeting item or mail message will receive a delivery report. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

OutlookInternalVersion OutlookInternalVersion OutlookInternalVersion

Returns an Integer (int in C#) value representing the build number of the Outlook application for an Outlook item. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

OutlookVersion OutlookVersion OutlookVersion

Returns a String (string in C#) indicating the major and minor version number of the Outlook application for an Outlook item. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Parent Parent Parent

Returns the parent Object of the specified object. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Permission Permission Permission

Sets or returns an OlPermission constant that determines the permissions the recipients will have on the e-mail item. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

PermissionService PermissionService PermissionService

Sets or returns an OlPermissionService constant that determines the permission service that will be used when sending a message protected by Information Rights Management (IRM). Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

PermissionTemplateGuid PermissionTemplateGuid PermissionTemplateGuid

Returns or sets a String (string in C#) value that represents the GUID of the template file to apply to the MailItem in order to specify Information Rights Management (IRM) permissions. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

PropertyAccessor PropertyAccessor PropertyAccessor

Returns a PropertyAccessor object that supports creating, getting, setting, and deleting properties of the parent MailItem object. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

ReadReceiptRequested ReadReceiptRequested ReadReceiptRequested

Returns a Boolean (bool in C#) value that indicates True if a read receipt has been requested by the sender.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

ReceivedByEntryID ReceivedByEntryID ReceivedByEntryID

Returns a String (string in C#) representing the EntryID for the true recipient as set by the transport provider delivering the mail message. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

ReceivedByName ReceivedByName ReceivedByName

Returns a String (string in C#) representing the display name of the true recipient for the mail message. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

ReceivedOnBehalfOfEntryID ReceivedOnBehalfOfEntryID ReceivedOnBehalfOfEntryID

Returns a String (string in C#) representing the EntryID of the user delegated to represent the recipient for the mail message. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

ReceivedOnBehalfOfName ReceivedOnBehalfOfName ReceivedOnBehalfOfName

Returns a String (string in C#) representing the display name of the user delegated to represent the recipient for the mail message. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

ReceivedTime ReceivedTime ReceivedTime

Returns a DateTime indicating the date and time at which the item was received. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

RecipientReassignmentProhibited RecipientReassignmentProhibited RecipientReassignmentProhibited

Returns a Boolean (bool in C#) that indicates True if the recipient cannot forward the mail message. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Recipients Recipients Recipients

Returns a Recipients collection that represents all the recipients for the Outlook item. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

ReminderOverrideDefault ReminderOverrideDefault ReminderOverrideDefault

Returns or sets a Boolean (bool in C#) value that is True if the reminder overrides the default reminder behavior for the item. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

ReminderPlaySound ReminderPlaySound ReminderPlaySound

Returns or sets a Boolean (bool in C#) value that is True if the reminder should play a sound when it occurs for this item. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

ReminderSet ReminderSet ReminderSet

Returns or sets a Boolean (bool in C#) value that is True if a reminder has been set for this item. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

ReminderSoundFile ReminderSoundFile ReminderSoundFile

Returns or sets a String (string in C#) indicating the path and file name of the sound file to play when the reminder occurs for the Outlook item. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

ReminderTime ReminderTime ReminderTime

Returns or sets a DateTime indicating the date and time at which the reminder should occur for the specified item. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

RemoteStatus RemoteStatus RemoteStatus

Returns or sets an OlRemoteStatus constant specifying the remote status of the mail message. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

ReplyRecipientNames ReplyRecipientNames ReplyRecipientNames

Returns a semicolon-delimited String (string in C#) list of reply recipients for the mail message. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

ReplyRecipients ReplyRecipients ReplyRecipients

Returns a Recipients collection that represents all the reply recipient objects for the Outlook item. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

RetentionExpirationDate RetentionExpirationDate RetentionExpirationDate

Returns a DateTime value that specifies the date when the MailItem object expires, after which the Messaging Records Management (MRM) Assistant will delete the item. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

RetentionPolicyName RetentionPolicyName RetentionPolicyName

Returns a String (string in C#) that specifies the name of the retention policy. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

RTFBody RTFBody RTFBody

Returns or sets a byte array that represents the body of the Microsoft Outlook item in Rich Text Format. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Saved Saved Saved

Returns a Boolean (bool in C#) value that is True if the Outlook item has not been modified since the last save. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

SaveSentMessageFolder SaveSentMessageFolder SaveSentMessageFolder

Returns or sets a Folder object that represents the folder in which a copy of the e-mail message will be saved after being sent. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Sender Sender Sender

Returns or sets an AddressEntry object that corresponds to the user of the account from which the MailItem is sent. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

SenderEmailAddress SenderEmailAddress SenderEmailAddress

Returns a String (string in C#) that represents the e-mail address of the sender of the Outlook item. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

SenderEmailType SenderEmailType SenderEmailType

Returns a String (string in C#) that represents the type of entry for the e-mail address of the sender of the Outlook item, such as 'SMTP' for Internet address, 'EX' for a Microsoft Exchange server address, etc. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

SenderName SenderName SenderName

Returns a String (string in C#) indicating the display name of the sender for the Outlook item. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

SendUsingAccount SendUsingAccount SendUsingAccount

Returns or sets an Account object that represents the account under which the MailItem is to be sent. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Sensitivity Sensitivity Sensitivity

Returns or sets a constant in the OlSensitivity enumeration indicating the sensitivity for the Outlook item. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Sent Sent Sent

Returns a Boolean (bool in C#) value that indicates if a message has been sent. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

SentOn SentOn SentOn

Returns a DateTime indicating the date and time on which the Outlook item was sent. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

SentOnBehalfOfName SentOnBehalfOfName SentOnBehalfOfName

Returns a String (string in C#) indicating the display name for the intended sender of the mail message. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Session Session Session

Returns the NameSpace object for the current session. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Size Size Size

Returns an Integer (int in C#) value indicating the size (in bytes) of the Outlook item. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Subject Subject Subject

Returns or sets a String (string in C#) indicating the subject for the Outlook item. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Submitted Submitted Submitted

Returns a Boolean (bool in C#) value that is True if the item has been submitted. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

TaskCompletedDate TaskCompletedDate TaskCompletedDate

Returns or sets a DateTime value that represents the completion date of the task for this MailItem. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

TaskDueDate TaskDueDate TaskDueDate

Returns or sets a DateTime value that represents the due date of the task for this MailItem. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

TaskStartDate TaskStartDate TaskStartDate

Returns or sets a DateTime value that represents the start date of the task for this MailItem object. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

TaskSubject TaskSubject TaskSubject

Returns or sets a String (string in C#) value that represents the subject of the task for the MailItem object. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

To To To

Returns or sets a semicolon-delimited String (string in C#) list of display names for the To recipients for the Outlook item. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

ToDoTaskOrdinal ToDoTaskOrdinal ToDoTaskOrdinal

Returns or sets a DateTime value that represents the ordinal value of the task for the MailItem. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

UnRead UnRead UnRead

Returns or sets a Boolean (bool in C#) value that is True if the Outlook item has not been opened (read). Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

UserProperties UserProperties UserProperties

Returns the UserProperties collection that represents all the user properties for the Outlook item. Read-only.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

VotingOptions VotingOptions VotingOptions

Returns or sets a String (string in C#) specifying a delimited string containing the voting options for the mail message. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

VotingResponse VotingResponse VotingResponse

Returns or sets a String (string in C#) specifying the voting response for the mail message. Read/write.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Methods

AddBusinessCard(ContactItem) AddBusinessCard(ContactItem) AddBusinessCard(ContactItem)

Appends contact information based on the Electronic Business Card (EBC) associated with the specified ContactItem object to the MailItem object.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

ClearConversationIndex() ClearConversationIndex() ClearConversationIndex()

Clears the index of the conversation thread for the mail message.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

ClearTaskFlag() ClearTaskFlag() ClearTaskFlag()

Clears the MailItem object as a task.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Close(OlInspectorClose) Close(OlInspectorClose) Close(OlInspectorClose)

Closes and optionally saves changes to the Outlook item.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Copy() Copy() Copy()

Creates another instance of an object.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Delete() Delete() Delete()

Removes the item from the folder that contains the item.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Display(Object) Display(Object) Display(Object)

Displays a new Inspector object for the item.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

GetConversation() GetConversation() GetConversation()

Obtains a Conversation object that represents the conversation to which this item belongs.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

MarkAsTask(OlMarkInterval) MarkAsTask(OlMarkInterval) MarkAsTask(OlMarkInterval)

Marks a MailItem object as a task and assigns a task interval for the object.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Move(MAPIFolder) Move(MAPIFolder) Move(MAPIFolder)

Moves a Microsoft Outlook item to a new folder.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

PrintOut() PrintOut() PrintOut()

Prints the Outlook item using all default settings. The PrintOut method is the only Outlook method that can be used for printing.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Save() Save() Save()

Saves the Outlook item to the current folder or, if this is a new item, to the Outlook default folder for the item type.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

SaveAs(String, Object) SaveAs(String, Object) SaveAs(String, Object)

Saves the Microsoft Outlook item to the specified path and in the format of the specified file type. If the file type is not specified, the MSG format (.msg) is used.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

ShowCategoriesDialog() ShowCategoriesDialog() ShowCategoriesDialog()

Displays the Show Categories dialog box, which allows you to select categories that correspond to the subject of the item.

(Inherited from _MailItem)

Events

AfterWrite AfterWrite AfterWrite

Occurs after Microsoft Outlook has saved the item.

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

AttachmentAdd AttachmentAdd AttachmentAdd

Occurs when an attachment has been added to an instance of the parent object.

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

AttachmentRead AttachmentRead AttachmentRead

Occurs when an attachment in an instance of the parent object has been opened for reading.

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

AttachmentRemove AttachmentRemove AttachmentRemove

Occurs when an attachment has been removed from an instance of the parent object.

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

BeforeAttachmentAdd BeforeAttachmentAdd BeforeAttachmentAdd

Occurs before an attachment is added to an instance of the parent object.

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

BeforeAttachmentPreview BeforeAttachmentPreview BeforeAttachmentPreview

Occurs before an attachment associated with an instance of the parent object is previewed.

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

BeforeAttachmentRead BeforeAttachmentRead BeforeAttachmentRead

Occurs before an attachment associated with an instance of the parent object is read from the file system, an attachment stream, or an Attachment object.

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

BeforeAttachmentSave BeforeAttachmentSave BeforeAttachmentSave

Occurs just before an attachment is saved.

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

BeforeAttachmentWriteToTempFile BeforeAttachmentWriteToTempFile BeforeAttachmentWriteToTempFile

Occurs before an attachment associated with an instance of the parent object is written to a temporary file.

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

BeforeAutoSave BeforeAutoSave BeforeAutoSave

Occurs before the item is automatically saved by Outlook.

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

BeforeCheckNames BeforeCheckNames BeforeCheckNames

Occurs just before Microsoft Outlook starts resolving names in the recipient collection for an item (which is an instance of the parent object).

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

BeforeDelete BeforeDelete BeforeDelete

Occurs before an item (which is an instance of the parent object) is deleted.

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

BeforeRead BeforeRead BeforeRead

Occurs before Microsoft Outlook begins to read the properties for the item.

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

Close Close Close

Occurs when the inspector associated with an item (which is an instance of the parent object) is being closed.

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

CustomAction CustomAction CustomAction

Occurs when a custom action of an item (which is an instance of the parent object) executes.

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

CustomPropertyChange CustomPropertyChange CustomPropertyChange

Occurs when a custom property of an item (which is an instance of the parent object) is changed.

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

Forward Forward Forward

Occurs when the user selects the Forward action for an item (which is an instance of the parent object).

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

Open Open Open

Occurs when an instance of the parent object is being opened in an Inspector.

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

PropertyChange PropertyChange PropertyChange

Occurs when an explicit built-in property of an instance of the parent object is changed.

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

Read Read Read

Occurs when an instance of the parent object is opened for editing by the user.

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

ReadComplete ReadComplete ReadComplete

Occurs when Outlook has completed reading the properties of the item.

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

Reply Reply Reply

Occurs when the user selects the Reply action for an item (which is an instance of the parent object).

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

ReplyAll ReplyAll ReplyAll

Occurs when the user selects the ReplyAll action for an item (which is an instance of the parent object).

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

Send Send Send

Occurs when the user selects the Send action for an item (which is an instance of the parent object).

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

Unload Unload Unload

Occurs before an Outlook item is unloaded from memory, either programmatically or by user action.

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

Write Write Write

Occurs when an instance of the parent object is saved, either explicitly or implicitly (for example, in response to a prompt when closing the item's inspector).

(Inherited from ItemEvents_10_Event)

Applies to