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Function: llEmail( string address, string subject, string message );

Sends an email to address with subject and message.

• string address
• string subject
• string message


The message is prefixed with information about the prim sending the email.

Template Example
Object-Name: *prim*
Region: *simname* (*simpos.x*, *simpos.y*)
Local-Position: (*primpos.x*, *primpos.y*, *primpos.z*)

Object-Name: Object
Region: Gibson (254976, 256000)
Local-Position: (117, 129, 50)

The real message starts here.


  • This function causes the script to sleep for 20.0 seconds.
  • There is a limit to the number of email messages an object can send in a given amount of time.
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string email = "";

        if(email == "")
            email = (string)llGetKey()+"@lsl.secondlife.com";

        //Send an email to a normal email account
        llEmail( email, "Look it's an email subject line!", "Testing 1 2 3" );

    touch_start( integer num_detected )
        //Send an email to the person who touched the prim
        llEmail( email, "No touching!", "I was defiled by: " + llDetectedName(0)+"\nKey: "+(string)llDetectedKey(0) );

Useful Snippets

email( string time, string address, string subj, string message, integer num_left )
    if(llGetSubString(address, -19, -1) == "@lsl.secondlife.com")//trim the header
        message = llDeleteSubString(message, 0, llSubStringIndex(message, "\n\n") + 1);


  • Because of the long delay on this function, it is often called from a second script triggered by link message.
  • If you are sending email within Second Life, remember that the address is [key]@lsl.secondlife.com
    • Which means if the key returned by llGetKey is "a2e76fcd-9360-4f6d-a924-000000000003", then its email address is "a2e76fcd-9360-4f6d-a924-000000000003@lsl.secondlife.com".

See Also

Deep Notes

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  • llEmail


function void llEmail( string address, string subject, string message );

Feature Design Document


Functional Spec


Test scripts

internal test

Discussion for future improvements


Relationship to other features

List of features that need to be tested when this feature changes, and why.

IM to email - verify IM -> email still works.

Postcards - Postcards use email out?

User Guides

llEmail on LSLwiki.net