Send mail with attachment on Emulator – Android

02 Aug

Most of the developers facing the issue of attaching files on mail client present on Emulator.
To resolve this issue need to add the code shown below:

private boolean sendMailWithAttachment(Intent objIntent){
boolean blnMailSentSuccessfully = false;
ArrayList<Uri> uris;
String[] filePaths;
File fileIn = null;
//To attach multiple files use action as ACTION_SEND_MULTIPLE
objIntent = new Intent(android.content.Intent.ACTION_SEND_MULTIPLE);
objIntent.putExtra(android.content.Intent.EXTRA_EMAIL, new String[]{Your To Recipient List});
objIntent.putExtra(android.content.Intent.EXTRA_CC, "");
objIntent.putExtra(android.content.Intent.EXTRA_BCC, "");
objIntent.putExtra(android.content.Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT, "Your Subject");

//Attach multiple files to the mail client
uris = new ArrayList<Uri>();
filePaths = new String[] {File paths to attach};
for (String file : filePaths){
fileIn = new File(file);

First Option:

ContentValues values = new ContentValues();
//values.put(Images.Media.TITLE, fileIn.getName());
//values.put(Images.Media.DISPLAY_NAME, fileIn.getName());
values.put(Images.Media.MIME_TYPE, "text/plain");

//values.put(Images.Media.DATE_TAKEN, new Date().getTime());
//values.put(Images.ImageColumns.BUCKET_ID, fileIn.getAbsolutePath().hashCode());
//values.put(Images.ImageColumns.BUCKET_DISPLAY_NAME, fileIn.getName());
ContentResolver contentResolver = getApplicationContext().getContentResolver();
Uri uri = contentResolver.insert(Images.Media.EXTERNAL_CONTENT_URI, values);

Alternative Option:

/*Uri u = Uri.fromFile(fileIn);
objIntent.putParcelableArrayListExtra(Intent.EXTRA_STREAM, uris);
objIntent.putExtra(android.content.Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, "Your Mail Body Content");
blnMailSentSuccessfully = true;
catch (Exception e){
objIntent = null;
uris = null;
filePaths = null;
fileIn = null;
return blnMailSentSuccessfully;

Note: Always check this functionality is working on Emulator. If it works fine then your code can run on any of the device and user will not face any issues related to this.

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Posted by on August 2, 2012 in Android Source Code


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