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Mail Layout Force

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Odoo will add a default email layout on most commercial communications.

The email layout is a QWeb view that ends up wrapping the message body when sending an email. It usually displays the related document reference, the company logo, and a small footer saying “Powered by Odoo”.

There are notably two main layouts used in Odoo, and the user can’t control when they’re used, as it’s hardcoded into the different applications.

  • mail.mail_notification_light
  • mail.mail_notification_paynow

This module allows to force a specific layout for a given email.template, effectively overwritting the one hardcoded by Odoo.

This allows you to fully customize the way Odoo emails are rendered and sent to your customers.

Table of contents


# Go to Configuration > Technical > Emails > Templates # Open the desired email.template record. # In Advanced Parameters tab, find the Force Layout field.

You can leave it empty to use the default email layout (chosen by Odoo). You can force a custom email layout of your own. You can use the Mail: No-Layout notification template to prevent Odoo from adding a layout.

To configure a custom layout of your own, some technical knowledge is needed. You can see how the existing layouts are defined for details or inspiration:

  • mail.mail_notification_light
  • mail.mail_notification_paynow
  • mail.mail_notification_borders

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This module is maintained by the OCA.

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OCA, or the Odoo Community Association, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the collaborative development of Odoo features and promote its widespread use.

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This module is part of the OCA/social project on GitHub.

You are welcome to contribute. To learn how please visit https://odoo-community.org/page/Contribute.

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