Send Email as background Task when called instead of taking you to Email client

Riffy 276 Reputation points


I am using the Email function from Xamarins.Essentials, but it is being called interactively as follows:


What I would like to happen is for the email to run as await background task, and return a code for fail/success:

My code is as per standard xamarin essentials code is as follows:

public async Task SendEmailAsync(string subject, string body, List<string> SendTo)  
                var message = new EmailMessage  
                    Subject = "Hello",  
                    Body = body,  
                    To = SendTo,  
                    BodyFormat = EmailBodyFormat.PlainText  
                await Email.ComposeAsync(message);  
            catch (FeatureNotSupportedException fbsEx)  
                // Email is not supported on this device  
            catch (Exception ex)  
                // Some other exception occurred  

I have checked online as well as MS Q&A, and there appears to be no suggestions for this.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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  1. Leon Lu (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 70,966 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Welcome to our Microsoft Q&A platform!

    Xamarin.Essentials: Email enables an application to open the default email application, Xamarin.Essentials use Platform.AppContext.StartActivity(intent); to open email application

    Here is Xamarin.Essentials: Email source code. Please check it

    You can try to use System.Net.Mail.MailMessage to send the email by SMTP( SMTP provides a set of protocols that simplifies the communication of email messages between email servers. ) in the background without to open the email application.

    You can try to this Example code of System.Net.Mail.MailMessage in your project.

    Best Regards,

    Leon Lu

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