I am trying to find a way to send emails sent by the contact form to multiple email addresses but all the solutions I found involve the edit of the core files and I would like to avoid it. I think that the best way would to extend the contact form but I have no idea on how to do that. Anyone has a clue on how to do that?

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If you check the IndexController.php in the Contacts module, you'll see a ->sendTransactional line in the postAction() method.

The 3rd parameter (Mage::getStoreConfig(self::XML_PATH_EMAIL_RECIPIENT)) can be an array of email addresses.

So the only thing you need to do is extend the controller (how to do this can be found here for example: http://www.magentocommerce.com/wiki/5_-_modules_and_development/0_-_module_development_in_magento/how_to_overload_a_controller

And then add multiple email address to your sendTransactional code:

$mailTemplate->setDesignConfig(array('area' => 'frontend'))
                        array('[email protected]','[email protected]'),
                        array('data' => $postObject)
  • I also overrode the system.xml file in etc folder to remove the email-validation for the "recipient_email" field
    – giani.sim
    Commented Jan 9, 2015 at 17:49

For remove validation from contact email option Please follow that tips

  1. Go here /app/code/core/Mage/Contacts/etc/system.xml
  2. find ,here section you will get validate tag and remove validate-email from validate tag.

You will be happy doing this because i have done same task using that.


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