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Trigger Email

Firebase
Made by Firebase

Composes and sends an email based on the contents of a document written to a specified Cloud Firestore collection.

How this extension works

Use this extension to render and send emails that contain the information from documents added to a specified Cloud Firestore collection.

Adding a document triggers this extension to send an email built from the document's fields. The document's top-level fields specify the email sender and recipients, including to, cc, and bcc options (each supporting UIDs). The document's message field specifies the other email elements, like subject line and email body (either plaintext or HTML)

Here's a basic example document write that would trigger this extension:

admin.firestore().collection('mail').add({
  to: 'someone@example.com',
  message: {
    subject: 'Hello from Firebase!',
    html: 'This is an <code>HTML</code> email body.',
  },
})

You can also optionally configure this extension to render emails using Handlebar templates. Each template is a document stored in a Cloud Firestore collection.

When you configure this extension, you'll need to supply your SMTP credentials for mail delivery. Note that this extension is for use with bulk email service providers, like SendGrid, Mailgun, etc.

Additional setup

Before installing this extension, make sure that you've set up a Cloud Firestore database in your Firebase project.

Billing

To install an extension, your project must be on the Blaze (pay as you go) plan

  • You will be charged a small amount (typically around $0.01/month) for the Firebase resources required by this extension (even if it is not used).
  • This extension uses other Firebase and Google Cloud Platform services, which have associated charges if you exceed the service’s free tier:
  • Cloud Firestore
  • Cloud Functions (Node.js 10+ runtime. See FAQs)

Usage of this extension also requires you to have SMTP credentials for mail delivery. You are responsible for any associated costs with your usage of your SMTP provider.

How to install this extension

Using the Firebase console

To install and manage extensions, you can use the Firebase console.

Install using console

Using the Firebase CLI

To install and manage extensions, you can also use the Firebase CLI:

Step 1: Run the following npm command to install the CLI or update to the latest CLI version.

npm install -g firebase-tools
Doesn't work? Take a look at the Firebase CLI reference or change your npm permissions.

Step 2: Install this extension by running the following command

firebase ext:install firestore-send-email --project=projectId_or_alias
Supports
Cloud Firestore
Author
License
Apache-2.0
Version
0.1.6