I have written a custom module, which can send simple mail. how do I send mail so that user should get the verification link or something similar.

* implements hooks_menu

function planet_extension_menu(){
'title' => t('DEMO Planet Extension'),
'description' => 'Feeds aggregation ',
'page callback' => 'drupal_get_form',
'page arguments' => array('planet_extension'),
'access callback' => TRUE,
return $items;

// callback function
function planet_extension($form,&$form_submit){
'#title' => 'URL',
'#type' => 'textfield',
'#required' => TRUE,
'#size' => 35,
'#description' => t('Enter the URL'),
'#attributes' =>array('placeholder' => t('www.example.com'))
'#title' => 'Title',
'#type' => 'textfield',
'#required' => TRUE,
'#size' => 35,
'#description' => t('Enter the Title'),
'#attributes' =>array('placeholder' => t('Title'))
'#title' => 'email',
'#type' => 'textfield',
'#required' => TRUE,
'#size' => 35,
'#description' => t('Enter you valid email'),
'#attributes' =>array('placeholder' => t('[email protected]'))
'#type' =>'submit',
'#value' => 'Submit',
return $form;

// below is the form submission function
function planet_extension_submit($form,$form_state){
//store the values entered in form into variables
$values = array(
'url' => $form_state['values']['url'],
'title' => $form_state['values']['title'],
'email' => $form_state['values']['email'],
//insert the variables into the table
$insert = db_insert('planet_extension')
                -> fields(array(
                        'url' => $values['url'],
                        'title' => $values['title'],
                        'email' => $values['email'],

drupal_mail('planet_extension', 'planet_extension_mail', $form_state['values']['email'], 'en', array('values' => $values));

        drupal_set_message(t('Form submitted. Check your email for verification')); //custom message after form submission is successful

//implements hook_mail
function planet_extension_mail ($key, &$message, $params) {
  switch ($key) {
    case 'planet_extension_mail':
      $message['subject'] = t('Hello');
      $message['body'][] = t('Hello user');
      $message['body'][] = t('The main part of the message.');
  • Format the code a bit, it will help other people understand what it does. Regarding your question - you will need a table to store generated verification codes paired with appropriate email addresses and a link that will accept the code, redirect to home page and show the message to the user. Oct 17, 2013 at 6:17
  • Thank you so much for reply. But, how do i generate verification codes and pair with email ??
    – shrish
    Oct 17, 2013 at 7:12
  • what kind of verification mails are you sending?
    – arpitr
    Oct 17, 2013 at 7:13
  • just the verification link in the mail to the user who entered the form. so that the user can click that link and verify. hope i am clear for you. thank you
    – shrish
    Oct 17, 2013 at 7:15
  • The logic of generating verification codes is up to you. You can have a look at the default Drupal implementation in user module: modules/user/user.module, line 2323, function user_pass_reset_url(). Oct 17, 2013 at 7:22

1 Answer 1


I am not sure about what kind of verification emails you are sending, though I believe if you peep inside drupal core user module you can get hold of function which does the same,as for user registration process we have email verification option also.

A very simple straight custom way might go in the following way

  1. How you will be generating the verification code?
    • while sending the email create a link something like www.mydomain.com/email-verification/%random_string%
  2. Create a custom table with column as email,random_string,verified
  3. once you have generated it, make a db query to insert the link you created a point back against the email user entered and set verified to 0 in the custom table.
  4. send the email
  5. In your custom module implement hook_menu() with menu entry fir "email-verification" .
  6. In the page callback using wild card check if the random_string exists in you custom table, if so set verified to 1

Not exact but close to what you may need.


global $base_url;
$random_string = substr(str_shuffle(md5(time())),0,10);
// Link 
$email_link = $base_url . "/email-verification/" . $random_string;
  • yes it is close enough to get me started with. thanks man really appreciated.
    – shrish
    Oct 17, 2013 at 7:38
  • in step 1 : how do i create a link ?
    – shrish
    Oct 17, 2013 at 7:47
  • @shrish check the updated answer
    – arpitr
    Oct 17, 2013 at 8:01

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