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12.1.0 released on Sep 19, 2022

Example sendmail


Sendmail example.


See code below.


Sending email through web interface:

This example is included in Vely installation. Here is how to compile and run it.

By default, Vely will automatically restart your application when a new executable is produced.


The following are the source files for this project.

// SPDX-License-Identifier: Apache-2.0
// Copyright 2018 DaSoftver LLC.

// Send email example

#include "vely.h"

void mail()

    out-header default

    input-param action

    if (!strcmp (action, "show_form")) {

        // Display HTML form to input email details. Here we will set the 'action' parameter
        // to 'submit_form'. This way, when the user submits the form, such a request would
        // come back here and the code under else-if-string checking for 'submit_form' (below)
        // would execute

        @<h2>Enter email and click Send to send it</h2>
        @Note: 'From' field must be the email address from the domain of your server.<br/><br/>

        @<form action="" method="POST">
        @    <input type="hidden" name="req" value="mail">
        @    <input type="hidden" name="action" value="submit_form">

        @    <label for="from_mail">From:</label><br>
        @    <input type="text" name="from_mail" value=""><br>

        @    <label for="to_mail">To:</label><br>
        @    <input type="text" name="to_mail" value=""><br><br>

        @    <label for="subject_mail">Subject:</label><br>
        @    <input type="text" name="subject_mail" value=""><br><br>

        @    <label for="message">Message:</label><br>
        @    <textarea name="message" rows="3" columns="50"></textarea>

        @    <br/><br/>

        @    <input type="submit" value="Send">

    } else if (!strcmp (action, "submit_form")) {

        // Send email using data from the form. This code is called from the form above.
        // Effectively, in this file we have the code to display the form and the code
        // to handle its submission (below).

        input-param from_mail
        input-param to_mail
        input-param message
        input-param subject_mail

        write-string define msg
        @From: <<p-out from_mail>>
        @To: <<p-out to_mail>>
        @Subject: <<p-out subject_mail>>

        <<p-out message>>
        num st;
        exec-program "/usr/sbin/sendmail" args "-i", "-t" input msg status st
        if (st!=0) {
            @Could not send email!
        } else {
            @Email sent!

    } else {
        @Unrecognized action!<hr/>



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