How to send mail from iPhone Programatically

27 Apr

-(IBAction)showPicker:(id)sender {
// This sample can run on devices running iPhone OS 2.0 or later
// The MFMailComposeViewController class is only available in iPhone OS 3.0 or later.
// So, we must verify the existence of the above class and provide a workaround for devices running
// earlier versions of the iPhone OS.
// We display an email composition interface if MFMailComposeViewController exists and the device can send emails.
// We launch the Mail application on the device, otherwise.

Class mailClass = (NSClassFromString(@”MFMailComposeViewController”));
if (mailClass != nil)
// We must always check whether the current device is configured for sending emails
if ([mailClass canSendMail])
[self displayComposerSheet];
[self launchMailAppOnDevice];
[self launchMailAppOnDevice];

-(void)displayComposerSheet {
// Displays an email composition interface inside the application. Populates all the Mail fields.

MFMailComposeViewController *picker = [[MFMailComposeViewController alloc] init];
picker.mailComposeDelegate = self;

[picker setSubject:@”Hello from California!”];

// Set up recipients
NSArray *toRecipients = [NSArray arrayWithObject:@””];
NSArray *ccRecipients = [NSArray arrayWithObjects:@””, @””, nil];
NSArray *bccRecipients = [NSArray arrayWithObject:@””];

[picker setToRecipients:toRecipients];
[picker setCcRecipients:ccRecipients];
[picker setBccRecipients:bccRecipients];

// Attach an image to the email
NSString *path = [[NSBundle mainBundle] pathForResource:@”rainy” ofType:@”png”];
NSData *myData = [NSData dataWithContentsOfFile:path];
[picker addAttachmentData:myData mimeType:@”image/png” fileName:@”rainy”];

// Fill out the email body text
NSString *emailBody = @”It is raining in sunny California!”;
[picker setMessageBody:emailBody isHTML:NO];

[self presentModalViewController:picker animated:YES];
[picker release];

– (void)mailComposeController:(MFMailComposeViewController*)controller didFinishWithResult:(MFMailComposeResult)result error:(NSError*)error {
// Dismisses the email composition interface when users tap Cancel or Send. Proceeds to update the message field with the result of the operation.
message.hidden = NO;
// Notifies users about errors associated with the interface
switch (result)
case MFMailComposeResultCancelled:
message.text = @”Result: canceled”;
case MFMailComposeResultSaved:
message.text = @”Result: saved”;
case MFMailComposeResultSent:
message.text = @”Result: sent”;
case MFMailComposeResultFailed:
message.text = @”Result: failed”;
message.text = @”Result: not sent”;
[self dismissModalViewControllerAnimated:YES];

-(void)launchMailAppOnDevice {

// Launches the Mail application on the device.
NSString *recipients = @”, from California!”;
NSString *body = @”&body=It is raining in sunny California!”;

NSString *email = [NSString stringWithFormat:@”%@%@”, recipients, body];
email = [email stringByAddingPercentEscapesUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];

[[UIApplication sharedApplication] openURL:[NSURL URLWithString:email]];

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Posted by on April 27, 2012 in Uncategorized


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