I try to override the method sendConfirmationRequestEmail from the module-newsletter Module in vendor\magento\module-newsletter\Model\Subscriber.php.



<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"

    <preference for="Magento\Subscriber\Model\Subscriber"
                type="Company\Newsletter2Go\Model\Subscriber" />


namespace Company\Newsletter2Go\Model;

use Magento\Customer\Api\AccountManagementInterface;
use Magento\Customer\Api\CustomerRepositoryInterface;
use Magento\Customer\Api\Data\CustomerInterfaceFactory;
use Magento\Framework\Api\DataObjectHelper;
use Magento\Framework\App\Config\ScopeConfigInterface;
use Magento\Framework\Data\Collection\AbstractDb;
use Magento\Framework\Mail\Template\TransportBuilder;
use Magento\Framework\Model\Context;
use Magento\Framework\Model\ResourceModel\AbstractResource;
use Magento\Framework\Registry;
use Magento\Framework\Stdlib\DateTime\DateTime;
use Magento\Framework\Translate\Inline\StateInterface;
use Magento\Newsletter\Helper\Data;
use Magento\Store\Model\StoreManagerInterface;
use Magento\Customer\Model\Session;
use Magento\Newsletter\Model\SubscriptionManagerInterface;

class Subscriber extends \Magento\Newsletter\Model\Subscriber
    public function __construct(
        Context $context,
        Registry $registry,
        Data $newsletterData,
        ScopeConfigInterface $scopeConfig,
        TransportBuilder $transportBuilder,
        StoreManagerInterface $storeManager,
        Session $customerSession,
        CustomerRepositoryInterface $customerRepository,
        AccountManagementInterface $customerAccountManagement,
        StateInterface $inlineTranslation,
        AbstractResource $resource = null,
        AbstractDb $resourceCollection = null,
        array $data = [],
        DateTime $dateTime = null,
        CustomerInterfaceFactory $customerFactory = null,
        DataObjectHelper $dataObjectHelper = null,
        SubscriptionManagerInterface $subscriptionManager = null
    ) {

     * Sends out confirmation email
     * @return $this
    public function sendConfirmationRequestEmail()
        $writer = new \Zend\Log\Writer\Stream(BP . '/var/log/zend_debug.log');
        $logger = new \Zend\Log\Logger();
        $logger->info("sendConfirmationRequestEmail override");

        return $this;


I also added a log entry to the original method:



public function sendConfirmationRequestEmail()
    $writer = new \Zend\Log\Writer\Stream(BP . '/var/log/zend_debug.log');
    $logger = new \Zend\Log\Logger();
    $logger->info("sendConfirmationRequestEmail original");

Then I executed php bin/magento setup:di:compile and flushed the cache with php bin/magento cache:flush

Now If I open a customer in the backend, set the newsletter checkbox and press on save customer button

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then I get this logged into the logfile:

sendConfirmationRequestEmail original

Why does it still load the original Method instead of my override?

Additional Information:

I've set the module sequence to this:


<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="urn:magento:framework:Module/etc/module.xsd">
    <module name="Company_Newsletter2Go" setup_version="1.0.0">
            <module name="Magento_Newsletter"/>
  • I am using Magento 2.4.2
  • I disabled any third party module but mine, and it is still not working.
  • I removed any other code from the module which is not related to the preference override
  • I executed grunt clean to clear any generated content and cache before executing setup:di:compile.
  • Also tested on a fresh up-to-date magento 2.4.2 with sample data, without any third party modules.

2 Answers 2


Is is possible Magento is not reading your di.xml file - permissions perhaps?

Because I tested your code and receive a parse error on compilation due to the extra comma in last line of construct: SubscriptionManagerInterface $subscriptionManager = null, after removing that, and running compilation successfully your code works fine for me in frontend and admin. I get the log file written and parent isn't called.

If that isn't the problem, then I would check to see if no other custom module is already overriding the Subscriber model.

  • Hello, sorry for the comma. I forgot to remove it in the stackoverflow question, but it is removed in the original code. Sorry for that. Thank you for testing it, I still can't figure out why it does not work. It is impossible that other modules are already overriding it, since I get a log from the original method. Permission is not the problem, it is set perfectly. On which Magento version did you tested it? I am using 2.4.2
    – Black
    Apr 26, 2021 at 7:28

It was my fault. I accidentially used Magento\Subscriber\Model\Subscriber instead of Magento\Newsletter\Model\Subscriber.


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"

    <preference for="Magento\Subscriber\Model\Subscriber"  <--- wrong, should be Magento\Newsletter\Model\Subscriber
                type="Company\Newsletter2Go\Model\Subscriber" />

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