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How to Create Reply, Reply All & Forward Email Messages from MSG Using C# & VB.NET

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This technical tip explains how .NET developers can create RE (Reply/Reply All) and FW (Forward) email messages from a source message inside their .NET applications using Aspose.Email for .NET. IEWSClient lets developers create RE (Reply/Reply All) and FW (Forward) messages from a source message. The source message is identified by selecting a particular ExchangeMessageInfo from ExchangeMessageInfoCollection obtained by IEWSClient.ListMessages(). The other argument is the actual MailMessage to be sent as RE or FW message. In the following example, a sample account is used to send a message and then the Reply and Forward message features are demonstrated against that sample message.

To perform this task:

  • Initialize the IEWSClient object by providing valid credentials.
  • Send a few sample messages.
  • Call the IEWSClient.Reply(), IEWSClient.ReplyAll() and IEWSClient.Forward() functions to send messages
//The sample code below creates RE (Reply/Reply All) and FW (Forward) messages from a source message.

//[C# Code Sample]

public static IEWSClient GetEWSClient()
{
    const string mailboxUri = "https://exchange.domain.com/ews/Exchange.asmx";
    const string domain = @"";
    const string username = @"username";
    const string password = @"password";
    NetworkCredential credential = new NetworkCredential(username, password, domain);
    IEWSClient client = EWSClient.GetEWSClient(mailboxUri, credential);
    return client;
}
public static void TestMailReFw()
{
    using (IEWSClient client = GetAsposeEWSClient2())
    {
        try
        {

            MailMessage message = new MailMessage(
                "user@domain.com",
                "user@domain.com",
                "TestMailRefw - " + Guid.NewGuid().ToString(),
                "TestMailRefw Implement ability to create RE and FW messages from source MSG file");

            client.Send(message);
            // Wait for a while

            ExchangeMessageInfoCollection messageInfoCol = client.ListMessages(client.MailboxInfo.InboxUri);
            if(messageInfoCol.Count == 1)
                Console.WriteLine("1 message in Inbox");
            else
                Console.WriteLine("Error! No message in Inbox");

            MailMessage message1 = new MailMessage(
                "user@domain.com",
                "user@domain.com",
                "TestMailRefw - " + Guid.NewGuid().ToString(),
                "TestMailRefw Implement ability to create RE and FW messages from source MSG file");

            client.Send(message1);
            // Wait for a while
            messageInfoCol = client.ListMessages(client.MailboxInfo.InboxUri);

            if(messageInfoCol.Count == 2)
                Console.WriteLine("2 messages in Inbox");
            else
                Console.WriteLine("Error! No new message in Inbox");


            MailMessage message2 = new MailMessage(
                "user@domain.com",
                "user@domain.com",
                "TestMailRefw - " + Guid.NewGuid().ToString(),
                "TestMailRefw Implement ability to create RE and FW messages from source MSG file");
            message2.Attachments.Add(Attachment.CreateAttachmentFromString("Test attachment 1", "Attachment Name 1"));
            message2.Attachments.Add(Attachment.CreateAttachmentFromString("Test attachment 2", "Attachment Name 2"));

            client.Reply(message2, messageInfoCol[0]);
            client.ReplyAll(message2, messageInfoCol[0]);
            client.Forward(message2, messageInfoCol[0]);
        }
        catch(Exception ex)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("Error in program");
        }
    }
}

//[VB.NET Code Sample]

Public Shared Function GetEWSClient() As IEWSClient
	Const  mailboxUri As String = "https://exchange.domain.com/ews/Exchange.asmx"
	Const  domain As String = ""
	Const  username As String = "username"
	Const  password As String = "password"
	Dim credential As New NetworkCredential(username, password, domain)
	Dim client As IEWSClient = EWSClient.GetEWSClient(mailboxUri, credential)
	Return client
End Function
Public Shared Sub TestMailReFw()
	Using client As IEWSClient = GetAsposeEWSClient2()
		Try

			Dim message As New MailMessage("user@domain.com", "user@domain.com", "TestMailRefw - " & Guid.NewGuid().ToString(), "TestMailRefw Implement ability to create RE and FW messages from source MSG file")

			client.Send(message)
			' Wait for a while

			Dim messageInfoCol As ExchangeMessageInfoCollection = client.ListMessages(client.MailboxInfo.InboxUri)
			If messageInfoCol.Count = 1 Then
				Console.WriteLine("1 message in Inbox")
			Else
				Console.WriteLine("Error! No message in Inbox")
			End If

			Dim message1 As New MailMessage("user@domain.com", "user@domain.com", "TestMailRefw - " & Guid.NewGuid().ToString(), "TestMailRefw Implement ability to create RE and FW messages from source MSG file")

			client.Send(message1)
			' Wait for a while
			messageInfoCol = client.ListMessages(client.MailboxInfo.InboxUri)

			If messageInfoCol.Count = 2 Then
				Console.WriteLine("2 messages in Inbox")
			Else
				Console.WriteLine("Error! No new message in Inbox")
			End If


			Dim message2 As New MailMessage("user@domain.com", "user@domain.com", "TestMailRefw - " & Guid.NewGuid().ToString(), "TestMailRefw Implement ability to create RE and FW messages from source MSG file")
			message2.Attachments.Add(Attachment.CreateAttachmentFromString("Test attachment 1", "Attachment Name 1"))
			message2.Attachments.Add(Attachment.CreateAttachmentFromString("Test attachment 2", "Attachment Name 2"))

			client.Reply(message2, messageInfoCol(0))
			client.ReplyAll(message2, messageInfoCol(0))
			client.Forward(message2, messageInfoCol(0))
		Catch ex As Exception
			Console.WriteLine("Error in program")
		End Try
	End Using
End Sub
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