Is there an event in Magento 1.9.x for Newsletter Subscription from the Profile page?

How do I find out when a user updates their newsletter subscription preference from this page?

I tried controller_action_predispatch_newsletter_manage_save and newsletter_subscriber_save_after events. Although not getting any subcriber data through either of the following:

$event = $observer->getEvent();
 $isSubscribed = $event->getRequest()->getParam('is_subscribed');


$subscriber = $observer->getEvent()->getSubscriber();
$data = $subscriber->getData();

1 Answer 1


Try listening to the model_save_after event with something like this (pseudocode):

public function checkSubscriptionPreference(Varien_Event_Observer $observer)
    $model = $observer->getObject();
    if (!$model instanceof Mage_Newsletter_Model_Subscriber) {

    if ($model->isSubscribed()) {
        // your logic here

There are other similar events that you could use depending on what you need, such as model_save_before, model_load_before, etc.

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    Source: nicksays.co.uk/magento-events-cheat-sheet-1-9 - see Mage/Core/Model/Abstract.php:390 for the code that fires the event. Apr 27, 2017 at 15:40
  • Are there other activities as well that throw the same event? I am looking for something specific to Newsletter subscription.
    – Guruji
    Apr 27, 2017 at 18:03
  • Never mind.. got your point. let me try this out.
    – Guruji
    Apr 27, 2017 at 18:10
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    I went ahead with this implementation itself. Working well for me. Thanks for your help!
    – Guruji
    May 5, 2017 at 16:23
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    There's a better observer to use, 'newsletter_subscriber_save_after', which is specific for that model, that way it doesn't fire on every observer save
    – eddhall
    Mar 9, 2018 at 16:08

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