Android – How to send an email with a file attachment in Android


I want to attach .vcf file with my mail and send through the mail. But the mail is received on the address without the attachment.I have used the below code but the code for this and i don't know where i am wrong.

try {      
  String filelocation="/mnt/sdcard/contacts_sid.vcf";      
  Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SENDTO);    
  intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT, "");      
  intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_STREAM, Uri.parse( "file://"+filelocation));      
  intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, message);         

  } catch(Exception e)  {
     System.out.println("is exception raises during sending mail"+e);

Best Solution

Use the below code to send a file within a email.

String filename="contacts_sid.vcf"; 
File filelocation = new File(Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory().getAbsolutePath(), filename);
Uri path = Uri.fromFile(filelocation); 
Intent emailIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND);
// set the type to 'email'
emailIntent .setType("");
String to[] = {""};
emailIntent .putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_EMAIL, to);
// the attachment
emailIntent .putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_STREAM, path);
// the mail subject
emailIntent .putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_SUBJECT, "Subject");
startActivity(Intent.createChooser(emailIntent , "Send email..."));