I have created custom plugin in Craft 3 and want send email to receiver or site email when user submits a form.

  • I am new in craft please guide me where should i keep this code. Actually my task is - I have a replacement form that contain some fields. I want to send a mail to the admin with data and attachment Please help me Jan 8 '19 at 7:03
  • Hi Shivam, welcome to Craft SE! Since this is a new question (not an answer to the original question), I'd recommend starting a new thread. Feel free to link back to this thread for reference.
    – Lindsey D
    Jan 8 '19 at 7:21

Edit: After the migration to Craft 3.1.x you should rather use this Code

 * @param string                            $html
 * @param string                            $subject
 * @param array|string|\craft\elements\User $mail
 * @return bool
public function sendMail(string $html, string $subject, $mail): bool
    return Craft::$app

Edit: this is my old answer, valid for Craft 3.0.x

This is my code to send emails in Craft 3. Let me know if you have any questions.

use craft\mail\Message;

 * @param $html
 * @param $subject
 * @param null $mail
 * @param array $attachments
 * @return bool
private function sendMail($html, $subject, $mail = null, array $attachments = array()): bool
    $settings = Craft::$app->systemSettings->getSettings('email');
    $message = new Message();

    $message->setFrom([$settings['fromEmail'] => $settings['fromName']]);
    if (!empty($attachments) && \is_array($attachments)) {

        foreach ($attachments as $fileId) {
            if ($file = Craft::$app->assets->getAssetById((int)$fileId)) {
                $message->attach($this->getFolderPath() . '/' . $file->filename, array(
                    'fileName' => $file->title . '.' . $file->getExtension()

    return Craft::$app->mailer->send($message);
  • 2
    To avoid the 5 minutes of googling around I just did, you need to add use craft\mail\Message; at the top of your file for the $message = new Message(); call. See docs.craftcms.com/api/v3/craft-mail-message.html
    – natebeaty
    May 15 '18 at 16:07
  • 1
    @natebeaty I suggest you to use a proper IDE. Most of them handle those issues nearly on their own. May 15 '18 at 21:09
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    I know you mean well, but your comment comes off as condescending. Even if someone is using a "proper IDE" it's helpful for them to know they need use craft\mail\Message; above their class declaration to make this code example work.
    – natebeaty
    May 16 '18 at 22:21
  • 1
    Pretty tough to figure out how to find out what portion of the class documentation to go to when trying to send an email. Couldnt find it there, so here I am. Jul 9 '18 at 20:42
  • I put in a request for edit, but I actually capitalized Craft\Mail when its supposed to be lowercase in the use statement. Jul 9 '18 at 21:10

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