0.11.5 • Public • Published

    Humpback Email Hook


    Stability: 1 - Experimental

    This is the Email "hook" for humpback. All humpback hooks we refer to as barnacles. This hook does the following:

    • Creates a GUI email interface
    • Allows for Email Configuration and Email Templates

    Dependency Status

    Email hook for Humpback, using Nodemailer

    Note: This requires Sails v0.11.0+.


    npm install humpback-email-hook


    sails.hooks.['humpback-email-hook'].send(template, data, options, cb)

    Parameter Type Details
    template ((string)) Relative path from templateDir (see "Configuration" below) to a folder containing email templates.
    data ((object)) Data to use to replace template tokens
    options ((object)) Email sending options (see Nodemailer docs)
    cb ((function)) Callback to be run after the email sends (or if an error occurs).


    By default, configuration lives in The configuration key (email) can be changed by setting sails.config.hooks['sails-hook-email'].configKey.

    Parameter Type Details
    service ((string)) A "well-known service" that Nodemailer knows how to communicate with (see this list of services)
    auth ((object)) Authentication object as {user:"...", pass:"..."}
    transporter ((object)) Custom transporter passed directly to nodemailer.createTransport (overrides service/auth) (see Available Transports)
    templateDir ((string)) Path to view templates relative to sails.config.appPath (defaults to views/emailTemplates)
    from ((string)) Default from email address
    testMode ((boolean)) Flag indicating whether the hook is in "test mode". In test mode, email options and contents are written to a .tmp/email.txt file instead of being actually sent. Defaults to true.
    alwaysSendTo ((string)) If set, all emails will be sent to this address regardless of the to option specified. Good for testing live emails without worrying about accidentally spamming people.


    Templates are generated using your configured Sails View Engine, allowing for multiple template engines and layouts. If Sails Views are disabled, will fallback to EJS templates. To define a new email template, create a new folder with the template name inside your templateDir directory, and add an html.ejs file inside the folder (substituting .ejs for your template engine). You may also add an optional text.ejs file; if none is provided, Nodemailer will attempt to create a text version of the email based on the html version.


    Given the following html.ejs file contained in the folder views/emailTemplates/testEmail:

    <p>Dear <%=recipientName%>,</p>
    <p><em>Thank you</em> for being a friend.</p>

    executing the following command (after configuring for your email service and turning off test mode) :
        recipientName: "Joe",
        senderName: "Sue"
        to: "",
        subject: "Hi there"
      function(err) {console.log(err || "It worked!");}

    will result in the following email being sent to

    Dear Joe,

    Thank you for being a friend.



    with an error being printed to the console if one occurred, otherwise "It worked!".


    npm i humpback-email-hook

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