I have a list field that contains hyperlinks and richtextformat. To send the email I am using:

    Spweb web = spcontext.current.web;
    StringDictionary headers = new StringDictionary();

    headers.add("to","[email protected]");
    headers.add("from","[email protected]");
    headers.add("content-type","text/html");  //default

    string body = (string) listitem["RichTextField"];

         SPUtility.SendEmail(web, headers, body);

It sends the hyperlinks fine but the rest is sent as plain text. Is this a result of Exchange or is RichText not the same as HTML?

2 Answers 2


(string)listitem["RichTextField"]; does return with html tags for me, turns out what I was missing was an additional header tag


try this

SPField field = listitem.Fields["RichTextField"];
string body= field.GetFieldValueAsHtml(listitem["RichTextField"]);

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