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Is there a way to add HTML markup and hyperlinks to the message field of the sendemail command?


I used sendemail and map in a scheduled search and shift+enter to add linebreaks.

Is there a way to add html markup, e.g. href hyperlinks to the message field of the sendemail command and have them act like normal hyperlinks?


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Since Splunk sends email message as plain text, it can not have HTML content. However, if your email client has Auto Formatting turned on (for example in Microsoft Outlook Desktop App with Autoformat option turned on), then you can directly say

  your base search | sendemail content_type=html message="Splunk Alert \n Test Link: http:\\localhost:8000 .\n My Test Alert from email: someone@somewhere.com ." ...

PS: Outlook Web App I had to change content_type from html to plain, so that the Web App auto formats the content and identify @ for email and http:// for hyperlink.

Having said this, it is better to modify sendemail.py for custom formatting of email message.

| makeresults | eval message= "Happy Splunking!!!"
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Path Finder

Hi @niketnilay ,
Could you please suggest me what are the changes required in sendemail.py. If we click on "Visit Dashboard" it will open dashboard, like we have "View results " in alert mail email which redirect to result of that particular alert.

here "Visit Dashboard" -->http://localhost:8000/en-US/app/myApp/last1hr.

I have tried this:

In the message body of Alert Mail configuration I have added this

Dashboard :http://localhost:8000/en-US/app/myApp/last1hr

<link>http://localhost:8000/en-US/app/myApp/last1hr </link>

Visit Dashboard

I am able to get the link and its also redirecting to desired path also but I want this link should be hidden within "Visit Dashboard" .

Please help me to find the solution of this problem.

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Esteemed Legend

I have not tried this but you might try making this your header:


And also use this as your footer:


Then just dump it in.

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No luck so far.

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