Besides channel entries, can this add in used also fir system email template?

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The system message templates (to generate error messages and system emails) use a different approach to rendering and these do not currently behave much like normal templates - for example there are only a few built-in tags that work within them, and third-party add-ons are not supported.

Until such times as EE changes this, if you want to have more complete control over your system messages you should check out Custom System Messages an ad-on which might give you what you are looking for.


  • Interesting. Could you clarify if it works with EE 5.x? If I install this add-on I’m allowed to customize only a couple of system emails without the needs to customize all emails? I’m in need to send system emails in different language depending a parameter in the member profile
    – Enrico
    Commented Oct 4, 2019 at 20:43
  • Using Custom System.Message, works perfectly with EE 5.x.
    – Stéphane
    Commented Oct 5, 2019 at 3:44
  • As far as I know CSM lets you replace the existing templates with any valid EE template - which would suggest you could include a conditional to switch the email around based on language. If multi-language is important, you might even be able to link it up with Publisher (boldminded.com/add-ons/publisher) from the same source - a very powerful mult-lingual package for EE. Commented Oct 5, 2019 at 10:01
  • CSM add-on doesn’t work with email template that is what I’m looking for.
    – Enrico
    Commented Oct 5, 2019 at 22:12

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