I want send email to external user- not in sharepoint i.e to [email protected] through hosted app workflow.I found a solution to create Send email activity in SP2010 and call it in hosted app workflow but, how to create SP2010 workflow in hosted app(SP2013)?also not sure how do I create 2010 workflow in visual studio 2013. I have also tried to do setting of allow "External sharing" to "Allow both external users who accept sharing invitations and anonymous guest links"but, still not working.Thank you in advance.

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As far as I know, there is no way to deploy SP2010 workflow in SharePoint apps. However, you can use built-in Email Activity in SP2013 workflow. It doesn't matter whether you send email to an internal or to external user.

Please, take a look at the following article: Step-by-step: Sending email messages from a workflow in an app for SharePoint 2013

UPDATE 1. It seems you stumbled into by-design behaviour of 2013 WFs. Please, have a look at the following article: SharePoint 2013 - Unable to send emails to external email addresses (SharePoint 2013 workflows). Probably, the solution N1 in the article can work for you.

  • Thanks for Immediate response but I have already tried this didn't work.In this example email send to an user who initiates the workflow and only user having access/account in sharepoint can initiates the workflow. Dec 8, 2015 at 13:25
  • Added update 1.
    – MikhailSP
    Dec 8, 2015 at 13:51
  • Thanks for update. Now I have created SP2010 Reusable global site workflow using sharepoint Designer 2013 and exported as .wsp. added this solution to site and activated this site features.But when I trying to add this workflow to **App List**(HostedApp) then it shows me "Change a workflow" page blank.I know this is permission related issue.I have tried to give workflow permission as "Elevate" in App manifest file but didn't work.what permission should I give to workflow or which permission steps should I follow? and how? Dec 16, 2015 at 15:22

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