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The plugin provides access to the standard interface that manages the editing and sending an email message. You can use this view controller to display a standard email view inside your application and populate the fields of that view with initial values, such as the subject, email recipients, body text, and attachments. The user can edit the initial contents you specify and choose to send the email or cancel the operation.
Using this interface does not guarantee immediate delivery of the corresponding email message. The user may cancel the creation of the message, and if the user does choose to send the message, the message is only queued in the Mail application outbox. This allows you to generate emails even in situations where the user does not have network access, such as in airplane mode. This interface does not provide a way for you to verify whether emails were actually sent.
Execute from the projects root folder:
$ cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-email-composer
Or install a specific version:
$ cordova plugin add cordova-plugin-email-composer@VERSION
Or install the latest head version:
$ cordova plugin add https://github.com/katzer/cordova-plugin-email-composer.git
Or install from local source:
$ cordova plugin add <path> --nofetch --nosave
The plugin creates the object
cordova.plugins.email and is accessible after the deviceready event has been fired.
All properties are optional. After opening the draft the user may have the possibilities to edit the draft from the UI.
The following example shows how to create and show an email draft pre-filled with different kind of properties:
Of course its also possible to open a blank draft:
Its possible to specify the email client. If the phone isn´t able to handle the specified scheme it will fallback to the system default:
On Android the app can be specified by either an alias or its package name. The alias gmail is available by default.
// Add app aliascordovapluginsemail;// Specify app by name or aliascordovapluginsemail;
HTML and CSS
Only the built-in email app for iOS does support HTML and CSS. Some Android clients support rich formatted text.
isHtml with caution! It's disabled by default.
Attach Base64 encoded content
The code below shows how to attach an base64 encoded image which will be added as a image with the name icon.png.
Attach files from the device storage
The path to the files must be defined absolute from the root of the file system. On Android the user has to allow the app first to read from external storage!
Attach native app resources
Each app has a resource folder, e.g. the res folder for Android apps or the Resource folder for iOS apps. The following example shows how to attach the app icon from within the app's resource folder.
Attach assets from the www folder
The path to the files must be defined relative from the root of the mobile web app folder, which is located under the www folder.
Attach files from the internal app file system
The path must be defined relative from the directory holding application files.
The email service is only available on devices which have configured an email account. On Android the user has to allow the app first to access account informations.
To check for a specific mail client, just pass its uri scheme on iOS, or the package name on Android as first parameter:
For Android, it's possible to get a list of all installed email clients:
Note: Please keep in mind that these functions might return false results and the support is not fully given for all platforms. Its wise to consider these functions as optional.
Some functions require permissions on Android. The plugin itself does not add them to the manifest nor does it ask for by itself at runtime.
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To check if a permission has been granted:
To request a permission:
Note: The author of the app has to make sure that the permission is listed in the manifest.
- Fork it
- Create your feature branch (
git checkout -b my-new-feature)
- Commit your changes (
git commit -am 'Add some feature')
- Push to the branch (
git push origin my-new-feature)
- Create new Pull Request
This software is released under the Apache 2.0 License.
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