SPEmailEventReceiver Class

Provides a method for trapping the event when a list receives an e-mail message.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)
Available in Sandboxed Solutions: No


Public Class SPEmailEventReceiver
Dim instance As SPEmailEventReceiver
public class SPEmailEventReceiver


An incoming e-mail event receiver must derive from this class and override the EmailReceived method.


The following code example shows how to use the SPEmailEventReceiver class in an event handler that responds to e-mail messages received in a list by adding an item to the list.

This example requires using directives (Imports in Visual Basic) for the Microsoft.SharePoint and Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities namespaces.

namespace Example_Namespace
    public class Email_Handler: SPEmailEventReceiver
        public override void EmailReceived(
            SPList oList,
            SPEmailMessage oMessage,
            string strReceiverData)
            SPListItem oListItem = oList.Items.Add();
            oListItem["Title"] = oMessage.Headers["Subject"];
            oListItem["Body"] = oMessage.HtmlBody;
Namespace Example_Namespace
    Public Class Email_Handler
        Inherits SPEmailEventReceiver
        Public Overrides Sub EmailReceived(ByVal oList As SPList, ByVal oMessage As SPEmailMessage, ByVal strReceiverData As String)
            Dim oListItem As SPListItem = oList.Items.Add()
            oListItem("Title") = oMessage.Headers("Subject")
            oListItem("Body") = oMessage.HtmlBody
        End Sub
    End Class
End Namespace


Certain objects implement the IDisposable interface, and you must avoid retaining these objects in memory after they are no longer needed. For information about good coding practices, see Disposing Objects.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also


SPEmailEventReceiver Members

Microsoft.SharePoint Namespace