I am trying to send an email via SharePoint rest when a button is pushed in a custom HTML form that I've made within SharePoint.

I was implementing the JS solution found here but this is simply opening up my default mail client instead of automatically sending the email. Is there a way to send the email automatically without opening the default mail client?

var mail = {
    properties: {
        __metadata: { 'type': 'SP.Utilities.EmailProperties' },
        From: '[email protected]',
        To: { 'results': ['[email protected]','[email protected]'] },
        Body: 'some body',
        Subject: 'subject'

var getAppWebUrlUrl = decodeURIComponent(utils.getQueryStringParameter("SPAppWebUrl").replace("#", ""));
var urlTemplate = getAppWebUrlUrl + "/_api/SP.Utilities.Utility.SendEmail";
        contentType: 'application/json',
        url: urlTemplate,
        type: "POST",
        data: JSON.stringify(mail),
        headers: {
            "Accept": "application/json;odata=verbose",
            "content-type": "application/json;odata=verbose",
            "X-RequestDigest": $("#__REQUESTDIGEST").val()
        success: function (data) {

            // code


        error: function (err) {

            // code

  • Your code is quite right, your problem is not the code.
    – Marco
    Commented Jan 25, 2017 at 18:38

1 Answer 1


Your code is quite right, my guess is that your problem is in the html who calls the method. HTML

<input type="button"id="sendMail" value="Send Email"/>


$(function() {
    $("#sendMail").click(function() {
        //var getAppWebUrlUrl = decodeURIComponent(utils.getQueryStringParameter("SPAppWebUrl").replace("#", ""));
        var urlTemplate = _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl +"/_api/SP.Utilities.Utility.SendEmail";
        //your code
  • I am now getting an error "Uncaught ReferenceError: utils is not defined" when the "getAppWebUrlUrl" is being created
    – dbrown
    Commented Jan 25, 2017 at 18:58
  • I strongly recommend you to use this property _spPageContextInfo.webAbsoluteUrl that the site provide. I edit my answer to help you with this
    – Marco
    Commented Jan 25, 2017 at 19:08

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