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Send Email Intent (19)

This code is working in my device

Intent mIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SENDTO);
mIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_EMAIL  , new String[] {"[email protected]"});
mIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT, "");
startActivity(Intent.createChooser(mIntent, "Send Email Using..."));
Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND);
intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_EMAIL, "[email protected]");
intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT, "Subject");
intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, "I'm email body.");

startActivity(Intent.createChooser(intent, "Send Email"));

The above code opens a dialog showing following apps:- Bluetooth, Google Docs, Yahoo Mail, Gmail, Orkut, Skype etc.

Actually, I want to filter these list-options. I want to show only email related apps e.g. Gmail, Yahoo Mail. How to do it?

I've seen such example on 'Android Market' application.

  1. Open Android Market app
  2. Open any application where developer has specified his/her email address. (If you can't find such app just open my app:- market://details?id=com.becomputer06.vehicle.diary.free , OR search by 'Vehicle Diary')
  3. Scroll down to 'DEVELOPER'
  4. Click on 'Send Email'

The dialog shows only email Apps e.g. Gmail, Yahoo Mail etc. It does not show Bluetooth, Orkut etc. What code produces such dialog?

Edit: Not working anymore with new versions of Gmail

This was the only way I found at the time to get it to work with any characters.

doreamon's answer is the correct way to go now, as it works with all characters in new versions of Gmail.

Old answer:

Here is mine. It seems to works on all Android versions, with subject and message body support, and full utf-8 characters support:

public static void email(Context context, String to, String subject, String body) {
    StringBuilder builder = new StringBuilder("mailto:" + Uri.encode(to));
    if (subject != null) {
        builder.append("?subject=" + Uri.encode(Uri.encode(subject)));
        if (body != null) {
            builder.append("&body=" + Uri.encode(Uri.encode(body)));
    String uri = builder.toString();
    Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SENDTO, Uri.parse(uri));

Compose an email in the phone email client:

Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND);
intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_EMAIL, new String[] { "[email protected]" });
intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT, "subject");
intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, "mail body");
startActivity(Intent.createChooser(intent, ""));

Finally come up with best way to do

    String to = "[email protected]";
    String subject= "Hi I am subject";
    String body="Hi I am test body";
    String mailTo = "mailto:" + to +
            "?&subject=" + Uri.encode(subject) +
            "&body=" + Uri.encode(body);
    Intent emailIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW);

I am updating Adil's answer in Kotlin,

val intent = Intent(Intent.ACTION_SENDTO)
intent.data = Uri.parse("mailto:") // only email apps should handle this
intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_EMAIL, Array(1) { "[email protected]" })
intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT, "subject")
if (intent.resolveActivity(packageManager) != null) {
} else {
    showSnackBar(getString(R.string.no_apps_found_to_send_mail), this)

If you want only the email clients you should use android.content.Intent.EXTRA_EMAIL with an array. Here goes an example:

final Intent result = new Intent(android.content.Intent.ACTION_SEND);
result.putExtra(android.content.Intent.EXTRA_EMAIL, new String[] { recipient });
result.putExtra(android.content.Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT, subject);
result.putExtra(android.content.Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, body);

If you want to target Gmail then you could do the following. Note that the intent is "ACTION_SENDTO" and not "ACTION_SEND" and the extra intent fields are not necessary for Gmail.

String uriText =
    "mailto:[email protected]" + 
    "?subject=" + Uri.encode("your subject line here") + 
    "&body=" + Uri.encode("message body here");

Uri uri = Uri.parse(uriText);

Intent sendIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SENDTO);
if (sendIntent.resolveActivity(getPackageManager()) != null) {
   startActivity(Intent.createChooser(sendIntent, "Send message")); 

Maybe you should try this: intent.setType("plain/text");

I found it here. I've used it in my app and it shows only E-Mail and Gmail options.

None of these solutions were working for me. Here's a minimal solution that works on Lollipop. On my device, only Gmail and the native email apps appear in the resulting chooser list.

Intent emailIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SENDTO,
                                Uri.parse("mailto:" + Uri.encode(address)));

emailIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT, subject);
emailIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, body);
startActivity(Intent.createChooser(emailIntent, "Send email via..."));

The accepted answer doesn't work on the 4.1.2. This should work on all platforms:

Intent emailIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SENDTO, Uri.fromParts(
            "mailto","[email protected]", null));
emailIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT, "Subject");
emailIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, "Body");
startActivity(Intent.createChooser(emailIntent, "Send email..."));

Hope this helps.

Update: According to marcwjj, it seems that on 4.3, we need to pass string array instead of a string for email address to make it work. We might need to add one more line:

intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_EMAIL, addresses); // String[] addresses

Ref link

There are three main approaches:

String email = /* Your email address here */
String subject = /* Your subject here */
String body = /* Your body here */
String chooserTitle = /* Your chooser title here */

1. Custom Uri:

Uri uri = Uri.parse("mailto:" + email)
    .appendQueryParameter("subject", subject)
    .appendQueryParameter("body", body)

Intent emailIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SENDTO, uri);
startActivity(Intent.createChooser(emailIntent, chooserTitle));

2. Using Intent extras:

Intent emailIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SENDTO, Uri.parse("mailto:" + email));
emailIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT, subject);
emailIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, body);
//emailIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_HTML_TEXT, body); //If you are using HTML in your body text

startActivity(Intent.createChooser(emailIntent, "Chooser Title"));

3. Support Library ShareCompat:

Activity activity = /* Your activity here */

    //.setHtmlText(body) //If you are using HTML in your body text

This is quoted from Android official doc, I've tested it on Android 4.4, and works perfectly. See more examples at https://developer.android.com/guide/components/intents-common.html#Email

public void composeEmail(String[] addresses, String subject) {
    Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SENDTO);
    intent.setData(Uri.parse("mailto:")); // only email apps should handle this
    intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_EMAIL, addresses);
    intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT, subject);
    if (intent.resolveActivity(getPackageManager()) != null) {

This is what I use, and it works for me:

String subject = "Whatever subject you want";
String body = "Whatever text you want to put in the body";
String intentType = "text/html";
String mailToParse = "mailto:";

//start Intent
Intent variableName = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SENDTO);
variableName.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT, subject);
variableName.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, body);


This will also let the user choose their preferred email app. The only thing this does not allow you to do is to set the recipient's email address.

This works for me perfectly fine:

    Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW);
    intent.setData(Uri.parse("mailto:" + address));
    startActivity(Intent.createChooser(intent, "E-mail"));



Use this:

boolean success = EmailIntentBuilder.from(activity)
        .to("[email protected]")
        .cc("[email protected]")
        .subject("Error report")

use build gradle :

compile 'de.cketti.mailto:email-intent-builder:1.0.0'

Works on All android Versions:

String[] TO = {"[email protected]"};
    Uri uri = Uri.parse("mailto:[email protected]")
            .appendQueryParameter("subject", "subject")
            .appendQueryParameter("body", "body")
    Intent emailIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SENDTO, uri);
    emailIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_EMAIL, TO);
    startActivity(Intent.createChooser(emailIntent, "Send mail..."));

use Anko - kotlin

context.email(email, subject, body)

            Intent emailIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SENDTO, Uri.fromParts(
                    "mailto", email, null));
            if (emailIntent.resolveActivity(context.getPackageManager()) != null) {
                context.startActivity(Intent.createChooser(emailIntent, "Send Email..."));
            } else {
                Toast.makeText(context, "No apps can perform this action.", Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();