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Send Email From a Custom Button in Salesforce

Sample Code:


var mail = new sforce.SingleEmailMessage();

mail.targetObjectId = "{!Contact.Id}";
mail.toAddresses = "{!Contact.Email}";
mail.templateId = "00X28000000Utjy";
mail.whatId = "{!Case.Id}";

var result = sforce.connection.sendEmail([mail]);

if (result[0].success == 'true') {
    alert("Email sent successfully.");
} else {
    alert("Email sending failed.");

Note: Only User, Contact, Lead, or Person Account objects are allowed for targetObjectId.

If you need to refer specific attributes then download Partner WSDL and refer complexType SingleEmailMessage.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<complexType name="SingleEmailMessage">
      <extension base="tns:Email">
            <element name="bccAddresses" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="25" type="xsd:string" nillable="true" />
            <element name="ccAddresses" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="25" type="xsd:string" nillable="true" />
            <element name="charset" type="xsd:string" nillable="true" />
            <element name="documentAttachments" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded" type="tns:ID" />
            <element name="entityAttachments" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded" type="tns:ID" />
            <element name="fileAttachments" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded" type="tns:EmailFileAttachment" />
            <element name="htmlBody" type="xsd:string" nillable="true" />
            <element name="inReplyTo" minOccurs="0" type="xsd:string" nillable="true" />
            <element name="optOutPolicy" type="tns:SendEmailOptOutPolicy" nillable="true" />
            <element name="orgWideEmailAddressId" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1" type="tns:ID" nillable="true" />
            <element name="plainTextBody" type="xsd:string" nillable="true" />
            <element name="references" minOccurs="0" type="xsd:string" nillable="true" />
            <element name="targetObjectId" type="tns:ID" nillable="true" />
            <element name="templateId" type="tns:ID" nillable="true" />
            <element name="templateName" minOccurs="0" type="xsd:string" nillable="true" />
            <element name="toAddresses" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="100" type="xsd:string" nillable="true" />
            <element name="treatBodiesAsTemplate" type="xsd:boolean" nillable="true" />
            <element name="treatTargetObjectAsRecipient" type="xsd:boolean" nillable="true" />
            <element name="whatId" type="tns:ID" nillable="true" />

Send Email to a Public Group Using Apex in Salesforce

Sample Code:

//Get Email Addresses
public List<String> getMailAddresses(){
    List<String> idList = new List<String>();
    List<String> mailToAddresses = new List<String>(); 
    Group gp = [SELECT (SELECT UserOrGroupId FROM GroupMembers) FROM Group WHERE Name = 'MyPublicGroup'];
    for (GroupMember gm : gp.GroupMembers) {
    List<User> userList = [SELECT Email FROM User WHERE Id IN :idList];
    for(User u : userList) {
    return mailToAddresses;

//Send Email
public void sendMail() {
    Messaging.SingleEmailMessage mail = new Messaging.SingleEmailMessage();
    mail.setSubject('This is the subject');
    mail.setPlainTextBody('This is the body.');
    Messaging.sendEmail(new Messaging.SingleEmailMessage[] { mail });