Some of my customers have second email address as customer attribute. I would like to send an copy of every transactional email to customer second email address. I wonder - if magento have event which firing during transactional email sending?

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There are unfortunately no events in the Mage_Core_Model_Email_Template and Mage_Core_Model_Email classes.

If you would like to extend the functionality to send to multiple customer e-mail addresses, the following could be a possible way for you:

  1. Rewrite Mage_Core_Model_Email_Template and Mage_Core_Model_Email

  2. Do only rewrite the send() function and put your own events in there.

For Mage_Core_Model_Email_Template it could look like this:

class Your_Module_Model_Core_Email_Template extends Mage_Core_Model_Email_Template {
* wraps send() method of parent, supplies before and after events
public function send($email, $name = null, array $variables = array())
    Mage::dispatchEvent('email_template_send_before', array('email' => $this, 'email_to' => $email));
    $return = parent::send($email, $name, $variables);
    Mage::dispatchEvent('email_template_send_after', array('email' => $this, 'email_to' => $email));
   return $return;

$email and $name can be an array (see the send() method in Mage_Core_Model_Email_Template).

Do it analog for Mage_Core_Model_Email.

  1. Use your newly created events to hook hin and add the customers second e-mail address.

This question might help you. There is an event called sales_order_place_after. Or you can create a rewrite for Mage_Sales_Model_Order::sendNewOrderEmail and add the CC there.

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