Manish Srivastava

About Manish Srivastava

I have been a mobile software consultant + developer(Java, J2ME, Android) for over 2 years. I have done enterprise level development for large and small companies alike. Around 2010,I started doing Development for my customers.

Send Email with Attachment in Android

This is a simple demo for send email in Android with attachment. For attachment I am using Intent.ACTION_GET_CONTENT.

Don’t forget to add permissions in your manifest.xml-
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_INTERNAL_STORAGE" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" />

Screenshot_2013-09-23-00-07-49

1)MainActivity.java

package com.manish.sendemaildemo;

import android.app.Activity;
import android.content.Intent;
import android.database.Cursor;
import android.net.Uri;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.provider.MediaStore;
import android.util.Log;
import android.view.View;
import android.view.View.OnClickListener;
import android.widget.Button;
import android.widget.EditText;
import android.widget.Toast;

/**
 *
 * @author manish
 *
 */
public class MainActivity extends Activity implements OnClickListener {

       EditText editTextEmail, editTextSubject, editTextMessage;
       Button btnSend, btnAttachment;
       String email, subject, message, attachmentFile;
       Uri URI = null;
       private static final int PICK_FROM_GALLERY = 101;
       int columnIndex;

       @Override
       protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
              super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
              setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
              editTextEmail = (EditText) findViewById(R.id.editTextTo);
              editTextSubject = (EditText) findViewById(R.id.editTextSubject);
              editTextMessage = (EditText) findViewById(R.id.editTextMessage);
              btnAttachment = (Button) findViewById(R.id.buttonAttachment);
              btnSend = (Button) findViewById(R.id.buttonSend);

              btnSend.setOnClickListener(this);
              btnAttachment.setOnClickListener(this);
       }

       protected void onActivityResult(int requestCode, int resultCode, Intent data) {
              if (requestCode == PICK_FROM_GALLERY && resultCode == RESULT_OK) {
                     /**
                      * Get Path
                      */
                     Uri selectedImage = data.getData();
                     String[] filePathColumn = { MediaStore.Images.Media.DATA };

                     Cursor cursor = getContentResolver().query(selectedImage,filePathColumn, null, null, null);
                     cursor.moveToFirst();
                     columnIndex = cursor.getColumnIndex(filePathColumn[0]);
                     attachmentFile = cursor.getString(columnIndex);
                     Log.e("Attachment Path:", attachmentFile);
                     URI = Uri.parse("file://" + attachmentFile);
                     cursor.close();
              }
       }

       @Override
       public void onClick(View v) {

              if (v == btnAttachment) {
                     openGallery();

              }
              if (v == btnSend) {
                     try {
                           email = editTextEmail.getText().toString();
                           subject = editTextSubject.getText().toString();
                           message = editTextMessage.getText().toString();

                           final Intent emailIntent = new Intent(
                                         android.content.Intent.ACTION_SEND);
                           emailIntent.setType("plain/text");
                           emailIntent.putExtra(android.content.Intent.EXTRA_EMAIL,
                                         new String[] { email });
                           emailIntent.putExtra(android.content.Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT,
                                         subject);
                           if (URI != null) {
                                  emailIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_STREAM, URI);
                           }
                           emailIntent
                                         .putExtra(android.content.Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, message);
                           this.startActivity(Intent.createChooser(emailIntent,
                                         "Sending email..."));

                     } catch (Throwable t) {
                           Toast.makeText(this,
                                         "Request failed try again: " + t.toString(),
                                         Toast.LENGTH_LONG).show();
                     }
              }

       }

       public void openGallery() {
              Intent intent = new Intent();
              intent.setType("image/*");
              intent.setAction(Intent.ACTION_GET_CONTENT);
              intent.putExtra("return-data", true);
              startActivityForResult(
                           Intent.createChooser(intent, "Complete action using"),
                           PICK_FROM_GALLERY);

       }

}

2)activity_main.xml

 <ScrollView xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    android:padding="5dp"
    tools:context=".MainActivity" >

    <RelativeLayout
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="match_parent"
        android:layout_margin="5dp"
        android:padding="5dp" >

        <EditText
            android:id="@+id/editTextTo"
            android:layout_width="wrap_content"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:layout_alignParentLeft="true"
            android:layout_alignParentTop="true"
            android:layout_margin="5dp"
            android:hint="Email Address!"
            android:inputType="textEmailAddress"
            android:singleLine="true" />

        <EditText
            android:id="@+id/editTextSubject"
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:layout_below="@id/editTextTo"
            android:layout_margin="5dp"
            android:hint="Subject"
            android:singleLine="true" />

        <EditText
            android:id="@+id/editTextMessage"
            android:layout_width="match_parent"
            android:layout_height="200dp"
            android:layout_below="@id/editTextSubject"
            android:layout_margin="5dp"
            android:gravity="top|left"
            android:hint="type message here!"
            android:inputType="textMultiLine" />

        <Button
            android:id="@+id/buttonSend"
            android:layout_width="80dp"
            android:layout_height="50dp"
            android:layout_below="@id/editTextMessage"
            android:layout_margin="5dp"
            android:text="Send" />

        <Button
            android:id="@+id/buttonAttachment"
            android:layout_width="wrap_content"
            android:layout_height="50dp"
            android:layout_alignParentRight="true"
            android:layout_alignParentTop="true"
            android:text="attachment" />
    </RelativeLayout>

</ScrollView>

3)AndroidManifest.xml

 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
    package="com.manish.sendemaildemo"
    android:versionCode="1"
    android:versionName="1.0" >

    <uses-sdk
        android:minSdkVersion="8"
        android:targetSdkVersion="16" />

    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_INTERNAL_STORAGE" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" />

    <application
        android:allowBackup="true"
        android:icon="@drawable/ic_launcher"
        android:label="@string/app_name"
        android:theme="@style/AppTheme" >
        <activity
            android:name="com.manish.sendemaildemo.MainActivity"
            android:label="@string/app_name" >
            <intent-filter>
                <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />

                <category android:name="android.intent.category.LAUNCHER" />
            </intent-filter>
        </activity>
    </application>

</manifest>


Thanks!
 

Reference: Send Email with Attachment in Android from our JCG partner Manish Srivastava at the Android Hub 4 you blog.

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9 Responses to "Send Email with Attachment in Android"

  1. needHelp says:

    Thanks for the above tutorial,

    But How can we read email with Attachments in Android App.

    As we can read Complete Mail on Gmail’s Own App.

    Thanks A lot again.

    Waiting for Your Reply.

  2. keerthi says:

    i’m new for android…. i need code for displaying DAT file……

  3. Daisy says:

    i have one problem..

    i added this to my app but i can’t make it work

    i made new activity and added this to AndroidManifest

    <activity
    android:name=".ContactusActivity"

    also i did the other but not working… it’s workin when i make contactusActivity the default activity… how i can run it along with the other activities?

    thanks

  4. Marcos says:

    Hello, how can we do the same thing but this time for a word document ??

  5. Amal says:

    How can i send an email in background in android studio?

  6. Fashnl says:

    I am getting errors with this code :(

  7. arihant says:

    in above code only image can attached how we do for any doc file or other file

  8. Devloper says:

    Sir! The code almost works fine… But, whenever i send email or compose it.. It shows me “Successfully! sent”… (I had added a alert) but the message doesn’t actually sent.. I had checked mailbox and even Spambox but no message there sent via this app.

    Please feedback this query with a valid solution.

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