I am using Drupal 7 and focused to work with email option. I am using the Forward module. How can I add the BCC field in the drupal_mail() function.

my default function having,

drupal_mail('forward', 'forward_page', trim($to), language_default(), $params, $params['from']);

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Everything you need is in the email message headers array.

$params['headers'] = array(
    'Bcc' => 'bcc_email@example.com',
    'Cc' => 'cc_email@example.com',

Here is an example implementation of drupal_mail() with bcc headers included.

$params = array(
    'body' => $body,
    'subject' => $subject,
    'headers' => array(
        'Bcc' => $header_bcc,
        'Cc' => $header_cc

$email = drupal_mail('ModuleName', 'message_key', $to, LANGUAGE_NONE, $params, $from, true);

Using hook_mail() you need to add (thank you @clive):

 * Implements hook_mail().
function ModuleName_mail($key, &$message, $params) {
    switch ($key) {
        case 'message_key':
            $message['headers'] += $params['headers'];
  • We added the code but it the cc and bcc fields are not working. Please give another solution. – sathish Aug 31 '12 at 11:15

You can use the hook mail alter for changing or adding altered to, cc and bcc mail ids, see the example:

 * Implements hook_mail_alter().
function hook_mail_alter(&$message) {
  $message['to'] = 'mail@gmail.com';
  $message['headers']['Bcc'] = 'Your mail ids goes here with comma seperation';
  $message['headers']['Cc'] = 'Your mail ids goes here with comma seperation';

Also you can use bcc and cc mail ids in the $params array of drupal_mail():

$params = array(
  'body' => $body,
  'subject' => 'Your Subject',
  'headers' => array(
    'Cc' => 'Your mail ids goes here with comma seperation',
    'Bcc' => 'Your mail ids goes here with comma seperation',

There's a module for that: If you want to get a bcc of all mails that drupal sends check out the BCC Module.


You can do this:

$message['headers']['Bcc'] = 'email@address.com';

In hook_mail_alter() use $message['params']['headers']['Bcc'] = 'yourmail@gmail.com';.

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