I want to use separate email templates for orders depending on the payment method selected.

I have looked around but not found anything to achieve this so I started trying to build a module to handle this.

I have started with overwriting the function configureEmailTemplate() within Magento/Sales/Model/Order/Email/SenderBuilder

protected function configureEmailTemplate()
     * @var \Magento\Checkout\Model\Session $_checkoutSession

    if ($this->_checkoutSession->getQuote()->getPayment()->getMethod() == "LEASING") {
    } else {

This is an example of what I want to achieve. I am unsure how I can call this checkoutSession data so have added

     use Magento\Checkout\Model\Session;


    protected $_checkoutSession;

So I can determine my payment method. Then set the template based on that payment method using something like below.

if ($this->_checkoutSession->getQuote()->getPayment()->getMethod() == "LEASING") {

I have been trying to get a message to log, to begin with, but nothing is showing. I would like to know if this is the correct way to go about achieving this before i invest lots of time in figuring this out?

1 Answer 1


You can try this:

  • Create an module for override core code. In this case Custom_Override

  • File app/code/Custom/Override/etc/di.xml

    <config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:ObjectManager/etc/config.xsd">
        <preference for="Magento\Sales\Model\Order\Email\Sender\OrderSender" type="Custom\Override\Model\Email\Sender\OrderSender"/>
  • Class Custom\Override\Model\Email\Sender\OrderSender

    namespace Custom\Override\Model\Email\Sender;
    use Magento\Sales\Model\Order;
    class OrderSender extends \Magento\Sales\Model\Order\Email\Sender\OrderSender
       protected function prepareTemplate(Order $order)
           //Get Payment Method
           $paymentMethod = $order->getPayment()->getMethod();
           //Define email template for each payment method
           switch ($paymentMethod) {
               case 'cashondelivery' : $templateId = 'custom_template_cod'; break;
               case 'checkmo' : $templateId = 'custom_template_checkmo'; break;
               // Add cases if you have more payment methods
                   $templateId = $order->getCustomerIsGuest() ?
                       : $this->identityContainer->getTemplateId();
  • Thankyou! Yeah this seems to be good. I am having an issue with the default case however not sending emails.
    – harri
    May 22, 2017 at 14:02
  • Nope that seems all good email got lost somewhere and arrived a little late i think all working now. Thanks so much this is perfect.
    – harri
    May 22, 2017 at 14:11
  • You're welcome :). I think Magento 2 still set order emails into queue and run cron to send them
    – Quan Le
    May 23, 2017 at 3:01
  • Override is a bad practice. You should avoid that. Use plugin for a \Magento\Sales\Model\Order\Email\Container\Template::getTemplateId (afterGetTemplateId) and modify templateId as you need
    – Styopchik
    Nov 6, 2020 at 10:03

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