By default, when a customer buys something on my website (Magento 1.9) he receives an order confirmation via email. The thing is I'm using another platform to send my emails to the customer. So I don't want magento to send emails to the customer. I want to be the only one (the admin) notified when someone buys something.

So how can I make magento to send order email only to the admin and not the customer ? Maybe I have to modify some files, but I dont know which one...

I really need some help. Thank you !


New order email are sent when the method Mage/Sales/Model/Order.php:queueNewOrderEmail is called.

If you look this method, you will see that there is a configuration setting sales_email/order/enabled to enable/disable this email but it seems that you don't want to disable it.

To modify the destination email, I guess you will have to rewrite the Mage/Sales/Model/Order.php and its method queueNewOrderEmail.

In your rewritten method, you will have to replace $emailInfo->addTo($this->getCustomerEmail(), $customerName); by $emailInfo->addTo(<the-email-you-want>, <the-name-you-want>);.

Hope it helps.

  • I think we are getting close to the solution, but unfortunately it is not working. The emails are still being sent to the customer... – Steeve Mar 9 '18 at 17:12
  • Do you have any other idea @Julien ? – Steeve Mar 15 '18 at 23:02

simply go to your magento admin panel >> system >> configuration >> sales >> transactions emails >> order >> set to unable. This way, the system will not shoot an emails after a new order is processed. Do the same for other stuffs like order updated and so

  • Its not the right solution because no emails will be sent not even to the admin. And I want to be the only one notified when someone place an order – Steeve Mar 9 '18 at 17:12

I have the same question but for Magento 2.x? I'd like to send order email to admin, preferably without changing core files. Any one got ideas on this?

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