Drupal - Email Notifications
In this chapter, we will learn how to send E-mail Notifications to the owner or creator, when a new comment is posted to the article. E-mail Notification is an alert that a new mail has arrived in your mail box.
Following are the simple steps to set up e-mail notification in Drupal.
Step 1 − Click Configuration menu on Drupal.
Step 2 − Next, click Rules link in the WORKFLOW section as shown in the following screen.
Step 3 − Click Add new rule link.
Step 4 − Next, the Rules page will get displayed as shown in the following screen.
It contains the following fields −
Name − Enter the name.
Tags − Enter the tags
React on Event − Select the event where the notification should arrive.
Restrict by Type − Select the type where you need to filter the values or events.
After filling all the fields, click the Save button to save the rule.
Step 5 − Now, Editing reaction rule "Comment Notification" page gets displayed. Click Add action link in Actions section as shown in the following screen.
Step 6 − Add a new action page gets displayed. Select Send mail option in System section from the dropdown menu.
Step 7 − Next, a page will get displayed as shown in the following screen.
Following are the details about the fields present in the preceding screen.
Data selector − Select comment→node→author→mail from the dropdown menu.
Subject − Enter the mail subject in the Value text box.
REPLACEMENT PATTERNS − This data selection input mode may help you find more complex replacement patterns. You can select the TOKEN type and replace it as per demand.
MESSAGE − Enter mail's message body content in the message Value text box.
FROM − It displays the mail address from which mails will be sent to the receiver.
LANGUAGE − It specifies the language used for getting the mail message and subject. You can choose the language from the dropdown menu.
Click the Save button to save the notification.
Step 8 − You will see the following screen, after you save your notification.