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Diego Fernandez Fontana
Diego Fernandez Fontana
7,202 Points

Recive data from a form in Flask

Hello everyone. I am making a webpage and i am trying to make a contact page with a form. The form has 2 text field and 1 mail field, its like: Name, email and textarea. What i want to know is how could i get the information people post in the form to my email. Any ideas really what should i use WTForms flask-mail? i really have no idea i've been trying for a couple of hours and i couldnt find a soultion. Thanks

1 Answer

Hi Diego

I did this sort of thing for my protfolio website that has contact page which is built in flask.

# contact form

from flask_wtf import Form
from wtforms import TextAreaField,StringField,PasswordField
from wtforms.validators import DataRequired,Email,ValidationError

class ContactForm(Form):
  Message=TextAreaField('Type your message to me',


  email=StringField('Your Email Address',



# app.py

from flask.ext.mail import Mail,Message
from forms import *

    DEBUG = True,
    MAIL_SERVER = "smtp.gmail.com",
    MAIL_PORT = 465,
    MAIL_USE_SSL = True,
    MAIL_USERNAME = 'xxxxxxxx@gmail.com',
    MAIL_PASSWORD = 'xxxxxx',


mail = Mail(app)

def send_email(to_email,from_email,mydict):
  result_dict = {}
      msg = Message("Message from your website",sender=from_email,recipients=[to_email])
      msg.body="Email from your website"
      msg.html= render_template("email.html",contact_email=mydict['contact_email'],message=mydict['message'])
      flash("Thanks for contacting me. I will get back to you soon!","success")
  except Exception as e:
      flash("Error sending email".format(str(e)),"error")

def contact():
  form = ContactForm()
  if form.validate_on_submit():
    result = send_email("example@hotmail.com",form.email.data,'message':form.Message.data,'contact_email':form.email.data})
    return render_template("contact.html",form=form)  
  return render_template("contact.html",form=form)

# watch out for indentation as i have just pasted code.
# I have used gmail smtp and flask mail

hope this helps you

Diego Fernandez Fontana
Diego Fernandez Fontana
7,202 Points

Thank you very much, i will try it in a couple of hours but now i understand how to do it!