Integrating Mendix with the Email Connector: A Tutorial

In the rapidly evolving digital world, integrating email functionalities into your applications can significantly enhance communication efficiency. This comprehensive tutorial will walk you through integrating Mendix, a leading low-code platform, with the Email Connector, enabling your applications to send emails seamlessly.


– Mendix Studio Pro installed on your computer.

– Access to an SMTP server (e.g., Gmail, Outlook) for sending emails.

Step 1: Setting Up Your Mendix Project

1. Launch Mendix Studio Pro: Start by opening Mendix Studio Pro and either create a new project by selecting “File > New Project” or open an existing one.

2. Project Overview: Familiarize yourself with the Mendix Studio Pro environment if you’re new. Check out the ‘Project Explorer’ and ‘Toolbox’ sections which will be extensively used.

Step 2: Installing the Email Connector

1. Accessing the Mendix Marketplace: Go to the ‘App’ menu and select ‘Show Marketplace’. In the Marketplace, search for “Email Connector”.

2. Importing the Module: Find the Email Connector module and click ‘Download’ to import it into your project. Once imported, the module will appear in your ‘Project Explorer’.

Step 3: Configuring the Email Connector

1. SMTP Configuration: Navigate to the ‘Settings’ tab in the ‘Project Explorer’ and find the ‘EmailConnector’ configuration settings. Here, you will enter your SMTP server details:

   – Server Address: The address of your SMTP server (e.g., for Gmail).

   – Port: Typically, 587 for TLS/STARTTLS connections.

   – Username and Password: The credentials for the email account you wish to send emails from.

2. Security Settings: Ensure you select the correct encryption method supported by your SMTP server to secure email transmission.

Step 4: Designing the Email Interface

1. Adding Email Functionality to Pages: Open the page where you want to add email functionality. Use the ‘Toolbox’ to drag and drop Email Connector widgets onto the page, such as “Send Email” button.

2. Customizing the Interface: Configure the widgets according to your needs. For instance, set up a form for users to enter their email addresses and message content.

#### Step 5: Implementing the Send Email Functionality

1. Creating a Microflow: Right-click on the ‘Send Email’ button and select ‘Create microflow’. This microflow will handle the logic for sending emails.

2. Configuring the Microflow: In the microflow, add an activity to send an email using the Email Connector. Configure this activity with the sender and recipient details, subject, and body of the email. You can dynamically set these based on user input.

#### Step 6: Testing and Deployment

1. Local Testing: Run your application locally and test the email functionality. Ensure emails are sent successfully and received by the intended recipients.

2.Troubleshooting: If emails are not sent, check your SMTP settings, internet connection, and any error messages in Mendix Console.

3. Deployment: Once satisfied with the functionality, deploy your application to the Mendix Cloud or your preferred hosting service to make the email feature available to users.


Integrating email functionality with Mendix using the Email Connector module is a powerful way to enhance your applications. By following these detailed steps, you’ve now equipped your Mendix application with the capability to send emails, facilitating better communication and user engagement.

Remember, this tutorial assumes a basic understanding of Mendix and its environment. If you encounter any issues, refer to the Mendix documentation or the Email Connector guide for more detailed information and troubleshooting tips.

By incorporating these steps into your Mendix project, you not only add a crucial communication feature but also leverage the flexibility and efficiency of low-code development to meet your application’s needs.