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GMail

You can use Anvil to send email via your GMail account. Here is a simple example, sending a text-only email to one address.

import anvil.google.mail

anvil.google.mail.send(
    to = "Sarah <sarah@example.com>",
    subject = "Meeting today",
    text = "See you at 5pm")
GMail is not intended for heavy usage. If you send more than ~100 messages per day through Anvil, consider using the Email Service

Here is a more complex example, illustrating all the possible parameters to anvil.google.mail.send:

  • from_address - The email address from which this email is sent. Must be a string. You can add a name to the From field with a string like "Name <email@address.com>". (You can specify any name, but the email address must be an address registered to this GMail account.)
  • to - The email address(es) this email is sent to. Can be a string or a list of strings.
  • cc - The email address(es) to which this email is CCed. Can be a string or a list of strings.
  • bcc - The email address(es) to which this email is Blind CCed. Can be a string or a list of strings.
  • subject - The subject line of the email
  • text - The plain text of the email. You must specify either text or html (or both).
  • html - An HTML-formatted version of the email. You must specify either text or html (or both).
anvil.google.mail.send(
   from_address = "Al <al@example.com>",
   to = ["sarah@example.com",
         "Bob <bob@example.com>"],
   cc = "jane@example.com",
   bcc = "mark@example.com",
   subject = "Meeting today",
   text =
   """
   Dear all,

   There will be a meeting today at 5pm.

   Best Regards,
   Joseph
   """,
   html =
   """
   Dear all,

   <p>There will be a meeting today at <b>5pm</b>.

   <p>Best regards,
   <p>Joseph
   """)