I want to send my order to my email, and also to my client's email.

I am sending an order placed on my website using this code:

function MYMODULE_form_submit($form, &$form_state) {

This is the order_mail_send() code:

function order_mail_send($form_values) {
  $module = 'shop';
  $key = 'key';
  $to = $form_values['email'];

  $language = language_default();
  $params = array();
  $from = NULL;
  $send = FALSE;
  $message = drupal_mail($module, $key, $to, $language, $params, $from, $send);
  $message2 = drupal_mail($module, $key, $from, $language, $params, $from, $send);

  $subject = 'Order Status';

  $message['subject'] = $subject;
  $message['body'] = array();

  $message['body'][] = "<h3>Your order: ".$form_values['first']." ".$form_values['last']."</h3>";

  // …

  // Retrieve the responsible implementation for this message.
  $system = drupal_mail_system($module, $key);

  // Format the message body.
  $message = $system->format($message);
  $message2 = $system->format($message2);

  // Send e-mail.
  $message['result'] = $system->mail($message);
  $message['result2'] = $system->mail($message2);

  if ($message['result'] && $message['result2'] == TRUE) {
    drupal_set_message(t('Your order has been sent. Thank you!'));
  else {
    drupal_set_message(t('There was a problem sending your message and it was not sent.'), 'error');
  1. Now it sends the first email ($message = $system->format($message); but not the second one. How can I make it work?
  2. How can I empy the cart values after sending the emails? The cart empties when I close the browser, but I want to delete it after sending as well.

2 Answers 2


You can use CC to send a copy to admin/yourself
$message['headers']['CC'] = "[email protected]"

  • Seems that this will stop my emails to be send. It throws me an error. Mar 7, 2012 at 13:05
  • As suggested by kiamlaluno, you need to change your code a bit , I suggest you have a look here for detailed explanation drupalcontrib.org/api/drupal/… Click on view source
    – GoodSp33d
    Mar 7, 2012 at 13:41

Your code is not correct, as a module that calls drupal_mail() doesn't then call drupal_mail_system(), but it implements hook_mail(). An example of this hook implementation is contact_mail(), which handles the emails sent from the Contact module in contact_personal_form_submit(), and contact_site_form_submit().

  // contact_site_form_submit()
  $values = $form_state['values'];
  $values['sender'] = $user;
  $values['sender']->name = $values['name'];
  $values['sender']->mail = $values['mail'];
  $values['category'] = contact_load($values['cid']);

  // Save the anonymous user information to a cookie for reuse.
  if (!$user->uid) {
    user_cookie_save(array_intersect_key($values, array_flip(array('name', 'mail'))));

  // Get the to and from e-mail addresses.
  $to = $values['category']['recipients'];
  $from = $values['sender']->mail;

  // Send the e-mail to the recipients using the site default language.
  drupal_mail('contact', 'page_mail', $to, language_default(), $values, $from);

  // If the user requests it, send a copy using the current language.
  if ($values['copy']) {
    drupal_mail('contact', 'page_copy', $from, $language, $values, $from);

  // Send an auto-reply if necessary using the current language.
  if ($values['category']['reply']) {
    drupal_mail('contact', 'page_autoreply', $from, $language, $values, $to);

As also said from kantu, you can CC send the email to any other user that is not the receiver.

  • Hello kiamluno. I still don't understand what's wrong by using: $message['result'] = $system->mail($message); ? Mar 6, 2012 at 14:06
  • 1
    Modules sending an email never call drupal_mail_system(); as consequence, your code should not contain $system->mail($message).
    – apaderno
    Mar 6, 2012 at 14:13
  • Thanks, I found this code snippet somewhere and I used it for system->format in order to format the body...I found your information very useful. I will format it using mimemail module now. Mar 6, 2012 at 14:48
  • Hello @kiamluno, I managed to rewrite my code using your suggestion. Now I am using hook_mail() (tough I am not very convinced of its utility as long as I can compose my email body in hook_mail_submit). Mar 7, 2012 at 10:47

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