Available from version 1.4.0
Occurs whenever the software receives a request to send an email from one user to another
Define function:
public static function onEmailUser( &$address, &$from, &$subject, &$text, &$error ) { ... }
Attach hook:

In extension.json:

	"Hooks": {
		"EmailUser": "MyExtensionHooks::onEmailUser"

For MediaWiki ≤1.25:

$wgHooks['EmailUser'][] = 'MyExtensionHooks::onEmailUser';
Called from:File(s): specials/SpecialEmailUser.php

For more information about attaching hooks, see Manual:Hooks.
For examples of extensions using this hook, see Category:EmailUser extensions.


  • $address: MailAddress of receiving user
  • $from: MailAddress of sending user
  • $subject: subject of the mail
  • $text: text of the mail
  • $error: error message returned by the hook

See alsoEdit