I am very new in Drupal. I have an installation of Drupal 7 with LDAP authentication and LDAP user provision, this LDAP is linked to corporate mail system too. Users have 2 mail accounts (a corporate account and an alternative account), if a user forgot his password, I need the password reset send mail to both email addresses not only to the corporate account.

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You'll want to create a custom module, please see https://www.drupal.org/node/1074360

You can then implement hook_mail_alter().

 * Implements hook_mail_alter().
function my_module_mail_alter(&$message) {
  // Alter password reset
  if ($message['id'] == 'user_password_reset') {
    // Load the user by email address
    if ($user = user_load_by_mail($message['to'])) {
      // If you have another user field with their alternative email address, add to the $message array
      if (!empty($user->field_user_alt_mail)) {
        $message['to'] = $message['to'] . ', ' . $user->field_user_alt_mail[LANGUAGE_NONE][0]['value'];

edit: changed 'password_reset' to 'user_password_reset' as per Paul's comment.

  • Please note, that $message['id'] is actually user_password_reset. Alternatively, you can check $message['key'] which is password_reset. Additionally, if an email field is used (instead of a simple text field), you need to call $user->field_user_alt_mail[LANGUAGE_NONE][0]['email'] (it's email instead of value).
    – Paul
    Sep 17, 2015 at 13:21

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