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How to Send Email From Code in Odoo 16?

Technical Odoo 16

Email is among the best and simplest communication channels offered by Odoo. One of the quickest methods of information exchange between customers is via email.

The main advantages of using email communication are:

a) It is fast client communication and easy to use.

b) Email is free to use.

Here, we'll go through how to make an Odoo email template and how to send an email in Odoo 16 with only a click of a button.

Odoo offers the option to send emails, which might be useful for informing customers, partners, staff members, or other interested parties.

If a menu or module does not have the option to create and send emails, the Odoo platform can be customized to include this feature.

How to create an Odoo email template?

The Odoo email template is mainly created using XML codes. Let's check how to create an email template using an XML code.

Example code for Odoo email template;

    <record id="name_of_email_template" model="mail.template">
        <field name="name">EMAIL TEMPLATE NAME</field>
        <field name="model_id"
        <field name="email_from">"{{ object.responsible_id.partner_id.email }}" </field>
        <field name="email_to">"{{ object.email }}"</field>
        <field name="subject">"{{ object.appointment_details }}"</field>
        <field name="body_html" type="html">
            <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">
                <div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">
                    <p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px;">
                        Dear <t t-out="object.name"/>,
                        Good job, this is our first e-mail template!
                        <t t-out="object.responsible_id.company_id.name"/>
In email templates you must add email_from field and email_to field, which are mandatory fields in email templates;
<field name="subject">"{{ object.appointment_details }}"</field>

Here we need to add the subject of the email we want to send;

<field name="body_html" type="html">
        <p>Email Body</p>          
Inside the ‘body_html’ field we have to add the contents, messages, etc.. of that email.

Sent email by Button Click

We can add a button “Send by Email” to send the email to customers.

Example code for adding a button and fields on a form view;

<record id="view_patient_form" model="ir.ui.view">
    <field name="name">hospital.patient.form</field>
    <field name="model">hospital.management</field>
    <field name="arch" type="xml">
                <button name="action_send_email" string="Send by email"
                        <field name="name"/>
                        <field name="email" widget="email"/>
                        <field name="responsible_id"/>
                        <field name="age"/>
                        <field name="appointment_details"/>
In the form view we can see a button sent by email;


We can define an action for that button named “action_send_email”. Moreover, the function is defined in the Python file.

def action_send_email(self):
    mail_template = self.env.ref('hospital_management.name_of_email_template')
    mail_template.send_mail(self.id, force_send=True)
We can send an email by calling the method action_send_email(). 
"name_of_email_template" is the email template we have created. We can send emails using email templates. 

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Farooq Butt

Hi, I hope you are doing well. I set the image in the Email Template both ways, with fields.Image and with directory path. I can see the Image on Email Template clearly but when I send an Email then on Email server Pictures not shows. please tell me how to set Image so that I can see it on Email Server e.g. G.Mail etc.




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