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package mailyak

import "github.com/domodwyer/mailyak"

Package mailyak provides a simple interface for generating MIME compliant emails, and optionally sending them over SMTP.

Both plain-text and HTML email body content is supported, and their types implement io.Writer allowing easy composition directly from templating engines, etc.

Attachments are fully supported including inline attachments, with anything that implements io.Reader suitable as a source (like files on disk, in-memory buffers, etc).

The raw MIME content can be retrieved using MimeBuf(), typically used with an API service such as Amazon SES that does not require using an SMTP interface.

MailYak supports both plain-text SMTP (which is automatically upgraded to a secure connection with STARTTLS if supported by the SMTP server) and explicit TLS connections.

Code:

// Create a new email - specify the SMTP host:port and auth (or nil if not
// needed).
//
// If you want to connect using TLS, use NewWithTLS() instead.
mail := New("mail.host.com:25", smtp.PlainAuth("", "user", "pass", "mail.host.com"))

mail.To("dom@itsallbroken.com")
mail.From("jsmith@example.com")
mail.FromName("Prince Anybody")

mail.Subject("Business proposition")

// Add a custom header
mail.AddHeader("X-TOTALLY-NOT-A-SCAM", "true")

// mail.HTMLWriter() and mail.PlainWriter() implement io.Writer, so you can
// do handy things like parse a template directly into the email body - here
// we just use io.WriteString()
if _, err := io.WriteString(mail.HTML(), "So long, and thanks for all the fish."); err != nil {
    panic(" :( ")
}

// Or set the body using a string helper
mail.Plain().Set("Get a real email client")

// And you're done!
if err := mail.Send(); err != nil {
    panic(" :( ")
}

Code:

// This will be our attachment data
buf := &bytes.Buffer{}
_, _ = io.WriteString(buf, "We're in the stickiest situation since Sticky the Stick Insect got stuck on a sticky bun.")

// Create a new email - specify the SMTP host:port and auth (or nil if not
// needed).
mail := New("mail.host.com:25", smtp.PlainAuth("", "user", "pass", "mail.host.com"))

mail.To("dom@itsallbroken.com")
mail.From("jsmith@example.com")
mail.HTML().Set("I am an email")

// buf could be anything that implements io.Reader, like a file on disk or
// an in-memory buffer.
mail.Attach("sticky.txt", buf)

if err := mail.Send(); err != nil {
    panic(" :( ")
}

Index

Examples

Package Files

attachments.go mailyak.go mime.go package.go sender.go sender_explicit_tls.go sender_starttls.go setters.go splitter.go writer.go

type BodyPart Uses

type BodyPart struct{ bytes.Buffer }

BodyPart is a buffer holding the contents of an email MIME part.

Code:

// Create a new email - specify the SMTP host and auth
mail := New("mail.host.com:25", smtp.PlainAuth("", "user", "pass", "mail.host.com"))

// Set the plain text email content using a string
mail.Plain().Set("Get a real email client")

Code:

// Create a new email
mail := New("mail.host.com:25", smtp.PlainAuth("", "user", "pass", "mail.host.com"))

// Our pretend template data
tmplData := struct {
    Language string
}{"Go"}

// Compile a template
tmpl, err := template.New("html").Parse("I am an email template in {{ .Language }}")
if err != nil {
    panic(" :( ")
}

// Execute the template directly into the email body
if err := tmpl.Execute(mail.HTML(), tmplData); err != nil {
    panic(" :( ")
}

func (*BodyPart) Set Uses

func (w *BodyPart) Set(s string)

Set accepts a string s as the contents of a BodyPart, replacing any existing data.

type MailYak Uses

type MailYak struct {
    // contains filtered or unexported fields
}

MailYak is an easy-to-use email builder.

func New Uses

func New(host string, auth smtp.Auth) *MailYak

New returns an instance of MailYak using host as the SMTP server, and authenticating with auth if non-nil.

host must include the port number (i.e. "smtp.itsallbroken.com:25")

mail := mailyak.New("smtp.itsallbroken.com:25", smtp.PlainAuth(
    "",
    "username",
    "password",
    "smtp.itsallbroken.com",
))

MailYak instances created with New will switch to using TLS after connecting if the remote host supports the STARTTLS command. For an explicit TLS connection, or to provide a custom tls.Config, use NewWithTLS() instead.

func NewWithTLS Uses

func NewWithTLS(host string, auth smtp.Auth, tlsConfig *tls.Config) (*MailYak, error)

NewWithTLS returns an instance of MailYak using host as the SMTP server over an explicit TLS connection, and authenticating with auth if non-nil.

host must include the port number (i.e. "smtp.itsallbroken.com:25")

mail := mailyak.NewWithTLS("smtp.itsallbroken.com:25", smtp.PlainAuth(
    "",
    "username",
    "password",
    "smtp.itsallbroken.com",
), tlsConfig)

If tlsConfig is nil, a sensible default is generated that can connect to host.

Code:

// Create a new MailYak instance that uses an explicit TLS connection. This
// ensures no communication is performed in plain-text.
//
// Specify the SMTP host:port to connect to, the authentication credentials
// (or nil if not needed), and use an automatically generated TLS
// configuration by passing nil as the tls.Config argument.
mail, err := NewWithTLS("mail.host.com:25", smtp.PlainAuth("", "user", "pass", "mail.host.com"), nil)
if err != nil {
    panic("failed to initialise a TLS instance :(")
}

mail.Plain().Set("Have some encrypted goodness")
if err := mail.Send(); err != nil {
    panic(" :( ")
}

func (*MailYak) AddHeader Uses

func (m *MailYak) AddHeader(name, value string)

AddHeader adds an arbitrary email header.

If value contains non-ASCII characters, it is Q-encoded according to RFC1342. As always, validate any user input before adding it to a message, as this method may enable an attacker to override the standard headers and, for example, BCC themselves in a password reset email to a different user.

func (*MailYak) Attach Uses

func (m *MailYak) Attach(name string, r io.Reader)

Attach adds the contents of r to the email as an attachment with name as the filename.

r is not read until Send is called and the MIME type will be detected using https://golang.org/pkg/net/http/#DetectContentType

func (*MailYak) AttachInline Uses

func (m *MailYak) AttachInline(name string, r io.Reader)

AttachInline adds the contents of r to the email as an inline attachment. Inline attachments are typically used within the email body, such as a logo or header image. It is up to the user to ensure name is unique.

Files can be referenced by their name within the email using the cid URL protocol:

<img src="cid:myFileName"/>

r is not read until Send is called and the MIME type will be detected using https://golang.org/pkg/net/http/#DetectContentType

Code:

// Create a new email
mail := New("mail.host.com:25", smtp.PlainAuth("", "user", "pass", "mail.host.com"))
mail.To("dom@itsallbroken.com")
mail.From("jsmith@example.com")

// Initialise an io.Reader that contains your image (typically read from
// disk, or embedded in memory).
//
// Here we use an empty buffer as a mock.
imageBuffer := &bytes.Buffer{}

// Add the image as an attachment.
//
// To reference it, use the name as the cid value.
mail.AttachInline("myimage", imageBuffer)

// Set the HTML body, which includes the inline CID reference.
mail.HTML().Set(`
		<html>
		<body>
			<img src="cid:myimage"/>
		</body>
		</html>
	`)

// Send it!
if err := mail.Send(); err != nil {
    panic(" :( ")
}

func (*MailYak) AttachInlineWithMimeType Uses

func (m *MailYak) AttachInlineWithMimeType(name string, r io.Reader, mimeType string)

AttachInlineWithMimeType adds the contents of r to the email as an inline attachment with mimeType as the specified MIME type of the content. Inline attachments are typically used within the email body, such as a logo or header image. It is up to the user to ensure name is unique and the specified mimeType is correct.

Files can be referenced by their name within the email using the cid URL protocol:

<img src="cid:myFileName"/>

r is not read until Send is called.

func (*MailYak) AttachWithMimeType Uses

func (m *MailYak) AttachWithMimeType(name string, r io.Reader, mimeType string)

AttachWithMimeType adds the contents of r to the email as an attachment with name as the filename and mimeType as the specified MIME type of the content. It is up to the user to ensure the mimeType is correct.

r is not read until Send is called.

func (*MailYak) Bcc Uses

func (m *MailYak) Bcc(addrs ...string)

Bcc sets a list of blind carbon copy (BCC) addresses.

You can pass one or more addresses to this method, none of which are viewable to the recipients.

mail.Bcc("dom@itsallbroken.com", "another@itsallbroken.com")

or pass a slice of strings:

bccs := []string{
	"one@itsallbroken.com",
	"two@itsallbroken.com"
}

mail.Bcc(bccs...)

func (*MailYak) Cc Uses

func (m *MailYak) Cc(addrs ...string)

Cc sets a list of carbon copy (CC) addresses.

You can pass one or more addresses to this method, which are viewable to the other recipients.

mail.Cc("dom@itsallbroken.com", "another@itsallbroken.com")

or pass a slice of strings:

ccs := []string{
	"one@itsallbroken.com",
	"two@itsallbroken.com"
}

mail.Cc(ccs...)

func (*MailYak) ClearAttachments Uses

func (m *MailYak) ClearAttachments()

ClearAttachments removes all current attachments.

func (*MailYak) From Uses

func (m *MailYak) From(addr string)

From sets the sender email address.

Users should also consider setting FromName().

func (*MailYak) FromName Uses

func (m *MailYak) FromName(name string)

FromName sets the sender name.

If set, emails typically display as being from:

From Name <sender@example.com>

If name contains non-ASCII characters, it is Q-encoded according to RFC1342.

func (*MailYak) HTML Uses

func (m *MailYak) HTML() *BodyPart

HTML returns a BodyPart for the HTML email body.

func (*MailYak) MimeBuf Uses

func (m *MailYak) MimeBuf() (*bytes.Buffer, error)

MimeBuf returns the buffer containing all the RAW MIME data.

MimeBuf is typically used with an API service such as Amazon SES that does not use an SMTP interface.

func (*MailYak) Plain Uses

func (m *MailYak) Plain() *BodyPart

Plain returns a BodyPart for the plain-text email body.

func (*MailYak) ReplyTo Uses

func (m *MailYak) ReplyTo(addr string)

ReplyTo sets the Reply-To email address.

Setting a ReplyTo address is optional.

func (*MailYak) Send Uses

func (m *MailYak) Send() error

Send attempts to send the built email via the configured SMTP server.

Attachments are read and the email timestamp is created when Send() is called, and any connection/authentication errors will be returned by Send().

func (*MailYak) String Uses

func (m *MailYak) String() string

String returns a redacted description of the email state, typically for logging or debugging purposes.

Authentication information is not included in the returned string.

func (*MailYak) Subject Uses

func (m *MailYak) Subject(sub string)

Subject sets the email subject line.

If sub contains non-ASCII characters, it is Q-encoded according to RFC1342.

func (*MailYak) To Uses

func (m *MailYak) To(addrs ...string)

To sets a list of recipient addresses.

You can pass one or more addresses to this method, all of which are viewable to the recipients.

mail.To("dom@itsallbroken.com", "another@itsallbroken.com")

or pass a slice of strings:

tos := []string{
	"one@itsallbroken.com",
	"two@itsallbroken.com"
}

mail.To(tos...)

func (*MailYak) WriteBccHeader Uses

func (m *MailYak) WriteBccHeader(shouldWrite bool)

WriteBccHeader writes the BCC header to the MIME body when true. Defaults to false.

This is usually required when writing the MIME body to an email API such as Amazon's SES, but can cause problems when sending emails via a SMTP server.

Specifically, RFC822 says:

Some  systems  may choose to include the text of the "Bcc" field only in the
author(s)'s  copy,  while  others  may also include it in the text sent to
all those indicated in the "Bcc" list.

This ambiguity can result in some SMTP servers not stripping the BCC header and exposing the BCC addressees to recipients. For more information, see:

https://github.com/domodwyer/mailyak/issues/14

Package mailyak imports 18 packages (graph) and is imported by 4 packages. Updated 2020-11-11. Refresh now. Tools for package owners.