Create Email in C# and VB.NET

GemBox.Email represents an email with a MailMessage object. This class provides properties and methods for specifying or accessing the email's sender, recipient, subject, body, and more. You can use it to generate new or inspect existing email messages.

The following example shows how you can create a simple message, with a subject and body, in a standard MIME format, using C# or VB.NET.

Creating an email in C# and VB.NET
Screenshot of generated basic email
using GemBox.Email;

class Program
{
    static void Main()
    {
        // If using Professional version, put your serial key below.
        ComponentInfo.SetLicense("FREE-LIMITED-KEY");

        // Create new message.
        MailMessage message = new MailMessage(
            new MailAddress("sender@example.com", "Sender"),
            new MailAddress("first.receiver@example.com", "First receiver"));

        // Set subject and text body.
        message.Subject = "Test email message with text body";
        message.BodyText = "This is a test message with text body.";

        message.Save("Create Message.%OutputFileType%");
    }
}
Imports GemBox.Email

Module Program

    Sub Main()

        ' If using Professional version, put your serial key below.
        ComponentInfo.SetLicense("FREE-LIMITED-KEY")

        ' Create new message.
        Dim message As New MailMessage(
            New MailAddress("sender@example.com", "Sender"),
            New MailAddress("first.receiver@example.com", "First receiver"))

        ' Set subject And text body.
        message.Subject = "Test email message with text body"
        message.BodyText = "This is a test message with text body."

        message.Save("Create Message.%OutputFileType%")
    End Sub
End Module

With GemBox.Email, you can easily create more advanced email messages as well. For instance, you can check out our:

  • Html With Attachment example, for creating emails with HTML content, CSS styling, embedded images and attachments.
  • Header example, for creating emails with built-in or custom mail message headers.
  • Calendar example, for creating emails with calendars.

See also


Next steps

GemBox.Email is a .NET component that enables you to read, write, receive, and send emails from your .NET applications using one simple API.

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