MailMessage.From MailMessage.From MailMessage.From MailMessage.From Property

Definition

Gets or sets the from address for this email message.

public:
 property System::Net::Mail::MailAddress ^ From { System::Net::Mail::MailAddress ^ get(); void set(System::Net::Mail::MailAddress ^ value); };
public System.Net.Mail.MailAddress From { get; set; }
member this.From : System.Net.Mail.MailAddress with get, set
Public Property From As MailAddress
Property Value

A MailAddress that contains the from address information.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates setting a value for the From property.

static void CreateCopyMessage( String^ server )
{
   MailAddress^ from = gcnew MailAddress( L"ben@contoso.com",L"Ben Miller" );
   MailAddress^ to = gcnew MailAddress( L"jane@contoso.com",L"Jane Clayton" );
   MailMessage^ message = gcnew MailMessage( from,to );
   
   // message.Subject = "Using the SmtpClient class.";
   message->Subject = L"Using the SmtpClient class.";
   message->Body = L"Using this feature, you can send an email message from an application very easily.";
   
   // Add a carbon copy recipient.
   MailAddress^ copy = gcnew MailAddress( L"Notification_List@contoso.com" );
   message->CC->Add( copy );
   SmtpClient^ client = gcnew SmtpClient( server );
   
   // Include credentials if the server requires them.
   client->Credentials = CredentialCache::DefaultNetworkCredentials;
   Console::WriteLine( L"Sending an email message to {0} by using the SMTP host {1}.", to->Address, client->Host );
   client->Send( message );
   client->~SmtpClient();
}


public static void CreateCopyMessage(string server)
{
	MailAddress from = new MailAddress("ben@contoso.com", "Ben Miller");
	MailAddress to = new MailAddress("jane@contoso.com", "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 email message from an application very easily.";
	// Add a carbon copy recipient.
	MailAddress copy = new MailAddress("Notification_List@contoso.com");
	message.CC.Add(copy);
	SmtpClient client = new SmtpClient(server);
	// Include credentials if the server requires them.
	client.Credentials = CredentialCache.DefaultNetworkCredentials;
	Console.WriteLine("Sending an email message to {0} by using the SMTP host {1}.",
		 to.Address, client.Host);

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

Remarks

The from address is not validated or tied to the currently logged on user.

Applies to