1. drupal
    1. 5 core.php
    2. 6 core.php
    3. 7
    4. 8
5 hook_mail_alter(&$mailkey, &$to, &$subject, &$body, &$from, &$headers)
6 – 7 hook_mail_alter(&$message)

Alter an email message created with the drupal_mail() function.

hook_mail_alter() allows modification of email messages created and sent with drupal_mail(). Usage examples include adding and/or changing message text, message fields, and message headers.

Email messages sent using functions other than drupal_mail() will not invoke hook_mail_alter(). For example, a contributed module directly calling the drupal_mail_system()->mail() or PHP mail() function will not invoke this hook. All core modules use drupal_mail() for messaging, it is best practice but not mandatory in contributed modules.


$message An array containing the message data. Keys in this array include:

  • 'id': The drupal_mail() id of the message. Look at module source code or drupal_mail() for possible id values.
  • 'to': The address or addresses the message will be sent to. The formatting of this string must comply with RFC 2822.
  • 'from': The address the message will be marked as being from, which is either a custom address or the site-wide default email address.
  • 'subject': Subject of the email to be sent. This must not contain any newline characters, or the email may not be sent properly.
  • 'body': An array of strings containing the message text. The message body is created by concatenating the individual array strings into a single text string using "\n\n" as a separator.
  • 'headers': Associative array containing mail headers, such as From, Sender, MIME-Version, Content-Type, etc.
  • 'params': An array of optional parameters supplied by the caller of drupal_mail() that is used to build the message before hook_mail_alter() is invoked.
  • 'language': The language object used to build the message before hook_mail_alter() is invoked.

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modules/system/system.api.php, line 1867

function hook_mail_alter(&$message) {
  if ($message['id'] == 'modulename_messagekey') {
    $message['body'][] = "--\nMail sent out from " . variable_get('sitename', t('Drupal'));