I am building a Website using Drupal 7. This website contains events, event-comments and event-registrations (=Registrations module):

  • Event
    • Event Comments
    • Event Registration

Now I need to inform users by email when:

  • New events are created
  • Existing events are changed/updated
  • Events are deleted
  • Event Comments where added
  • Somebody register for an event
  • Somebody unregistered of an event

I found the Rules module can trigger actions on these events and conditions.

BUT: I need to generate a digest/newletter with the above information once all day or half a day etc. so users don't get too much emails ;-)

Advanced (but optional) features:

  • If a user un-register from an event don't send him any more updates on this particular event.
  • Users can set their digest/newsletter interval in their profile. eg. once a day, once an hour, etc.
  • Maybe other content-types then events will be added to the digest system later.


  1. How to I best build such a digest/newletter email using Rules? What additional modules can be integrated to Rules to address this?
  2. Can Rules-Scheduler by of any help for this?
  3. Is there another email-module that can to this out of the box without Rules?

1 Answer 1


You may want to consider Notifications or Subscriptions. Both modules offer either immediate or digest notifications for content updates. Be aware that Notifications currently requires PHP 5.3.

  • Did it using Subscriptions as Notifications is not yet available for Drupal 7.
    – Marc
    Commented Aug 29, 2012 at 5:08
  • Notifications now has an alpha release for Drupal 7, although the dev branch hasn't been updated for over a year (as of 2015).
    – areynolds
    Commented Apr 23, 2015 at 21:18

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