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How to send mail using Coldfusion

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How to Send Mail in Coldfusion

You can use Coldfusion to easily send mail. From simple plain text emails to more complex HTML and multipart emails, the job is made a lot easier with Coldfusion.

In the following collection of articles, we will cover the basics and gradually move onto more useful examples including using a query to send mail to multiple recipients.

The <cfmail> tag

If you want to send email in Coldfusion, the cfmail tag is your friend.

Assuming everything is set up, the tag is very easy to use. Some of the more common attributes are given below:
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  1. <cfmail
  2. to="recipient"
  3. from="sender"
  4. subject="msg_subject"
  5. cc="copy_to"
  6. bcc="blind_copy_to">
Only the first three attributes are required, the rest are optional. For the full list of attributes, see the cfmail documentation. The following code demonstrates an example of this tag's use:
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  1. <cfmail
  2. to="someone@example.com"
  3. from="me@company.com"
  4. subject="Test Email">
  5. This is a test email.
  6. </cfmail>
We will deal with more advanced examples and uses of the cfmail tag later.
Oct 22 '07 #1
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you know what would be helpful, some code that tests it for failure. Is there anything out there that would do that?
Oct 28 '10 #2
16,027 Recognized Expert Moderator MVP
Yes, use cftry/cfcatch.
Oct 31 '10 #3

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