Is it possible to set a from name to system generated emails - at the moment the from field is just the email address. Would be nice to be able to tidy that up if at all possible.

The control panel setting page at Admin > Email Configuration doesn't seem to allow this, but you can change the from address in the field titled 'Return email address for auto-generated emails'

Many thanks in advance for your help.

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Possibly a little overkill for this one task, I am pretty sure you could use Postmaster for this. Just setup a "Send System Email" hook. Then you can define any from name/email you want.

More Information on Postmaster


Reference to the Send System Email hook.



Haven't tested this, but it should work:

"Your Name" <[email protected]>
  • Unfortunately EE will only allow a valid email address in that field. It errors when trying the format described here.
    – Tomtids
    Jul 24, 2013 at 7:47
  • Boo, sorry - worth a try! Jul 24, 2013 at 12:17

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