Free version

Download

To install GemBox.Email Free 1.1, enter your e-mail, download setup, and execute the .msi file.

Limitations

GemBox.Email Free delivers the same performance and set of features as the Professional version. However, the following limitations are imposed:

  • Maximum size of a message attachment is 50 KB.
  • Maximum number of sent, received, saved, and loaded messages is 50.

The ComponentInfo.FreeLimitReached event allows you to control what happens when your application reaches the free version limit.

First steps

Using the GemBox.Email component is easy and straightforward. After referencing GemBox.Email.dll from your project, you can use the following code snippet to download an email message using POP protocol:

C# code

static void Main()
{
    // Set license key to use GemBox.Email in Free mode.
    ComponentInfo.SetLicense("FREE-LIMITED-KEY");

    // Create a new POP client.
    using (PopClient pop = new PopClient("<ADDRESS> (e.g. pop.gmail.com)"))
    {
        // Connect to and email server and authenticate.
        pop.Connect();
        pop.Authenticate("<USERNAME>", "<PASSWORD>");

        // Download an email message and write its body.
        MailMessage message = pop.GetMessage(1);
        Console.WriteLine(message.BodyText);
    }
}

Visual Basic .NET code

Sub Main()
    ' Set license key to use GemBox.Email in Free mode.
    ComponentInfo.SetLicense("FREE-LIMITED-KEY")

    ' Create a new POP client.
    Using pop As New PopClient("<ADDRESS> (e.g. pop.gmail.com)")
        ' Connect to an email server and authenticate.
        pop.Connect();
        pop.Authenticate("<USERNAME>", "<PASSWORD>")

        ' Download an email message and write its body.
        Dim message As MailMessage = pop.GetMessage(1)
        Console.WriteLine(message.BodyText)
    End Using
End Sub

Usage

You can use GemBox.Email Free for any purpose, including use in commercial applications.

GemBox is under no obligation to provide technical or any other support to the users of the free version.