In magento2 send email with contact module use:

$transport = $this->_transportBuilder
                ->setTemplateIdentifier($this->scopeConfig->getValue(self::XML_PATH_EMAIL_TEMPLATE, $storeScope))
                        'area' => \Magento\Backend\App\Area\FrontNameResolver::AREA_CODE,
                        'store' => \Magento\Store\Model\Store::DEFAULT_STORE_ID,
                ->setTemplateVars(['data' => $postObject])
                ->setFrom($this->scopeConfig->getValue(self::XML_PATH_EMAIL_SENDER, $storeScope))
                ->addTo($this->scopeConfig->getValue(self::XML_PATH_EMAIL_RECIPIENT, $storeScope))

So i have create custom send email it not have template. but i don't know how do send email with transportBuilder is true.

this's data i want send.

$myData = Array ( 
   [to] => [email protected] 
   [email] => [email protected] 
   [subject] => Magento Commerce
   [headers] => array(
            [reply_to] => [email protected]
   [body] => {{template config_path="design/email/header_template"}}
              {{depend Magento Commerce}} Magento Commerce {{/depend}}
                Name:   ABC
                Email:  [email protected]
                Subject:    Magento Commerce
                Message:    Sample text.
            {{template config_path="design/email/footer_template"}}
 [type] => text/html
  [attachments] => 

How do i can send email with $myData use transportBuilder. Many thank!!

2 Answers 2


You need to create etc/email_templates.xml add below code

<?xml version="1.0"?>

<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:module:Magento_Email:etc/email_templates.xsd">
    <template id="myemail_email_template" label="My Label" file="myemail.html" type="text" module="Modulename_Namespace" area="frontend"/>

Now you need to add file in your module at view/frontend/email/myemail.html

<!--@subject Promopoup@-->
{{trans "My var: %myVar" myVar=$data.myvar}}

myemail.html is declared in etc/email_templates.xml

Now mail sending code as below:

                $emailTemplateVariables = array();
                $emailTempVariables['myvar'] = $myvar;

                $senderName = 'test';

                $senderEmail = '[email protected]';

                $postObject = new \Magento\Framework\DataObject();

                $sender = [
                            'name' => $senderName,
                            'email' => $senderEmail,

                $transport = $this->_transportBuilder->setTemplateIdentifier('myemail_email_template')
                ->setTemplateOptions(['area' => \Magento\Framework\App\Area::AREA_FRONTEND, 'store' => \Magento\Store\Model\Store::DEFAULT_STORE_ID])
                ->setTemplateVars(['data' => $postObject])
  • 1
    thank a lot. i will try it tell you result
    – xanka
    Jul 6, 2016 at 10:07
  • the mail sent empty Jan 19, 2017 at 11:57
  • same issue .. its empty ... did you find any solution @MohammedGomma
    – Adnan
    May 3, 2017 at 10:52
  • @FredOroskoDias did you also get the empty email
    – Adnan
    May 3, 2017 at 10:52
  • @Adnan please check my answer below. Code which I post is working. If you have troubles on your side - install MailCatcher or MailHog and look what's happen. Also try simple php script with mail() function - maybe your sendmail isn't working :) May 4, 2017 at 12:39

Original question was about not using template (as I got it) but I'm not sure. Best practice I assume is to use email template.

Here is an example of my extension which sends emails every day (cronjob isn't included)





<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Module/etc/module.xsd">
    <module name="ImaginationMedia_ReportSender" setup_version="1.1.0" />


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:module:Magento_Email:etc/email_templates.xsd">
    <template id="daily_status_template"
              label="Daily Sales by ImaginationMedia"
              file="daily_status_template.html" type="html"
              module="ImaginationMedia_ReportSender" area="frontend"/>


<?xml version="1.0"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:App/etc/routes.xsd">
    <router id="admin">
        <route id="reportsender" frontName="reportsender">
            <module name="ImaginationMedia_ReportSender" />


<!--@subject {{trans "Sales Report from Our Client"}} @-->

<h3>Report from {{var data.report_date|raw}}</h3>

<p><b>Number of orders:</b> {{var data.orders_count|raw}}</p>
<p><b>Items count:</b> {{var data.order_items_count|raw}}</p>
<p><b>Average items per order:</b> {{var data.avg_items|raw}}</p>



    namespace ImaginationMedia\ReportSender\Model;

    use Magento\Framework\Mail\Template\TransportBuilder;

    class ReportSend {

        public function __construct(
            TransportBuilder $transportBuilder,
        ) {
            $this->transportBuilder = $transportBuilder;

        public function execute() {
            $report = [
                'report_date' => date("j F Y", strtotime('-1 day')),
                'orders_count' => rand(1, 10),
                'order_items_count' => rand(1, 10),
                'avg_items' => rand(1, 10)

            $postObject = new \Magento\Framework\DataObject();

            $transport = $this->transportBuilder
                ->setTemplateOptions(['area' => \Magento\Framework\App\Area::AREA_FRONTEND, 'store' => \Magento\Store\Model\Store::DEFAULT_STORE_ID])
                ->setTemplateVars(['data' => $postObject])
                ->setFrom(['name' => 'Robot','email' => '[email protected]'])
                ->addTo(['[email protected]', '[email protected]'])



    namespace ImaginationMedia\ReportSender\Controller\Adminhtml\ReportSender;

    use Magento\Backend\App\Action\Context;
    use ImaginationMedia\ReportSender\Model\ReportSend;

    class Index extends \Magento\Backend\App\Action {

        public function __construct(
            Context $context,
            ReportSend $reportSend
        ) {
            $this->reportSend = $reportSend;

        public function execute() {
            echo 'Email sent!';

And finally to test sending your emails use this link (your security keys should be off for this trick):

  • i am getting this error "Template file 'daily_status_template.html' is not found." Apr 3, 2019 at 14:17
  • @sumeetbajaj check your etc/email_templates.xml, filename and path to it, and setTemplateIdentifier() Apr 3, 2019 at 17:24
  • 1
    thanks for your reply,i solved my problem using this - magento.stackexchange.com/questions/268608/… Apr 4, 2019 at 6:56
  • 1
    thanks @FredOroskoDias it will very useful and simple steps Sep 2, 2021 at 11:05

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