SendEmail (actionGroup) Element

Represents an action that sends an email message.

<xs:element name="SendEmail"

The SendEmail element is defined by the actionGroup .

Parent element

Element Derived from Description
Actions actionsType Contains the actions performed by the task.

Child elements

Element Type Description
Attachments attachmentsType Specifies a list of attachments in the email message.
Bcc string Specifies the email addresses used on the Bcc line of an email message.
Body string Specifies the text in the body of the email message.
Cc string Specifies the email addresses used on the Cc line of an email message.
From string Specifies the email address of the sender.
HeaderFields headerFieldsType Specifies the header fields and their values used in the header of the email message.
ReplyTo string Specifies the email addresses that are replied to in the email message.
Server nonEmptyString Specifies the email server used to send the email message.
Subject string Specifies the subject of the email message.
To string Specifies the email addresses to which the email will be sent.


For C++ development, see the IEmailAction interface.

For script development, see the EmailAction object.

Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012: This element has been removed. Please use IExecAction with the powershell Send-MailMessage cmdlet as a workaround.


For a complete example of the XML for a task that specifies an email action, see Event Trigger Example (XML).


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client
Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server
Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]
End of client support
Windows 7
End of server support
Windows Server 2008 R2