I need to check if the customer is subscribed to news letter or not. Currently I am using this code and it is returning nothing:

if (Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->isLoggedIn()) {
    $status = Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->getCustomer()->getIsSubscribed();
    echo $status;

This is not giving anything. Any idea how to get this to work?

4 Answers 4


Alternatively you can try this, if you have the customer's email address:

$subscriber = Mage::getModel('newsletter/subscriber')->loadByEmail($email);
if ($subscriber->getId()) {
     // put your logic here...

Or if you have customer ID then you can directly check in newsletter_subscriber table to check if customer ID exists or not.

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    i used this code.$email = Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->getCustomer()->getEmail(); $subscriber = Mage::getModel('newsletter/subscriber')->loadByEmail($email); $status = $subscriber->isSubscribed();
    – Ravi Soni
    Apr 29, 2013 at 12:47
  • how could I check whether a guest customer (NOT LOGGED IN customer) has subscribed for nesletter, in the same customer session.
    – Shathish
    Jun 20, 2013 at 9:08
  • @ravisoni great answer!!! :)
    – jruzafa
    Mar 31, 2014 at 8:24
  • can you tell me is_subscribed is in which table save or is it save in session
    – ND17
    Jul 13, 2015 at 5:59
  • @ND17 the status of a newsletter subscriber is stored in `newsletter_subscriber`.`subscriber_status`. Note that the table name may have a prefix depending on your configuration. Jan 20, 2016 at 19:04

You have to check also the subscription status:

        $email = Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->getCustomer()->getData('email');
        $subscriber = Mage::getModel('newsletter/subscriber')->loadByEmail($email);
            $isSubscribed = $subscriber->getData('subscriber_status') == Mage_Newsletter_Model_Subscriber::STATUS_SUBSCRIBED;
  • Your answer should be the accepted one, the other ones do not care if customer is unsubscribed or pending
    – Alex
    Jul 27, 2018 at 14:02

In my opinion none of the above answers are very convenient in that they either don't check if the customer is actually subscribed or don't handle the case where a subscription has not been found, so here goes:

$customerIsSubscribed = false;
$customer = Mage::getSingleton('customer/session')->getCustomer();
if ($customer) {
    $customerEmail = $customer->getEmail();
    $subscriber = Mage::getModel('newsletter/subscriber')->loadByEmail($customerEmail);
    if ($subscriber) {
        $customerIsSubscribed = $subscriber->isSubscribed();
  • i have added this code in observer.php file but not get anything about subscribe or not. Oct 3, 2018 at 13:16

To extend @Mufaddal's answer:

$subscriberModel = Mage::getModel('newsletter/subscriber')->loadByEmail($email);
$subbed = ($subscriberModel->isSubscribed() ? true : false);

This way you check if the subscription record is present AND if the subscription status is true.

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    if you use isSubscribed() then it not require to use $subscriberModel->getId()
    – Amit Bera
    Sep 29, 2015 at 17:49

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