I need to send an email notification to an specific address after channel form is submited.. The email address depend on the selection of a field in the form.. I know there's might be a hook for that but i don't know how to use it..


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After many trial and error (as i'm not a real programmer).. i finally found something that works.. For all the newbies like me.. you need to have an addon.setup.php file and a ext.YOUR-THING.php as explain in the main doc https://docs.expressionengine.com/latest/development/addon_setup_php_file.html and https://docs.expressionengine.com/latest/development/extensions.html.. Then my main script inside my extension file..

function channel_form_submit_entry_end( $cf ) {

    ee()->load->library( 'email' );

    $var = ee()->input->post( 'YOUR-POST-INPUT-NAME', TRUE );
    if ( $var == '123' ) {
        $recipient = '[email protected]';
    } else {
        $recipient = '[email protected]';

    ee()->load->library( 'email' );
    ee()->load->helper( 'text' );

    ee()->email->wordwrap = true;
    ee()->email->mailtype = 'text';
    ee()->email->from( '[email protected]' );
    ee()->email->to( $recipient );
    ee()->email->subject( 'YOUR SUBJECT' );
    ee()->email->message( entities_to_ascii( 'YOUR BODY MESSAGE' ) );


I know it may not be the cleanest script by it works!.. If someone wish to clean this.. please feel free!


There is a hook. Find details here:


All you have to do this is to create an extension file. Initialize email library. You can find fields data in 'parameter you passed in function' or in POST.

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