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Mail After Edit

This EE3/4/5/6/7 addon sends an email to an individual or member group after a channel entry is created or updated.

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This EE3/4/5/6 addon sends an email to an individual or member group after a channel entry is created or updated.


This add-on requires ExpressionEngine 6 and PHP 7.1.

An older version of Mail After Edit is included that will work with EE3-6 and will work with PHP5.6. This version will not receive any updates and is included as-is, with no warranty.


  1. Copy mail_after_edit folder to your system/user/addons folder.
  2. On your EE backend, navigate to Developer > Addons (
  3. Scroll to Third Party Add-Ons.
  4. Find Mail After Edit and click Install.
  5. Add your settings, and enjoy!

NOTE: To get the most use out of Mail After Edit, turn on Entry Revisions for any channel you are looking to use MAE on.


If you are upgrading from version 1, the most important thing is to leave your config.php in the addon directory. We have moved from using a file to database-driven settings, in order to make upgrading and changes simpler.

After upgrading the addon files, move your config.php file back in to the mail\_after\_edit. When you click Upgrade to 2.0, your config settings will automatically be added to the addon, and you can safely delete the file from there.

If you are upgrading to MAE v3, everything will be moved into the new channel settings set up.



Mail After Edit utilizes EE's native emailing by default. If you are updating and were using MAE v1's Mailgun set up, you can simply move your Mailgun info into EE's email settings (/admin.php?/cp/settings/email or Settings > Outgoing Email).


This Contains some basic your message information

  • Start: The starting line of the email message. Defaults to An entry has been updated! See below for information.

  • End: The ending line of the email message. Defaults to Sent by Mail After Edit.

  • Domain: The full domain name that you are using, without a trailing slash. Defaults to, so definitely change this.

  • From: This is the email your email notifications will come from. This is applied to all channels unless you override in that particular channel's config. Defaults to [email protected], so definitely change this.

  • Force BCC: This will force all emails to be sent as BCCed emails, instead of exposing emails in the To line of the email.

  • Send Individually: This will force all emails to be sent as individually. Though this does provide somme extra control, it also sends a number more emails. Use sparingly.


This contains your channel information.

  • Channel ID: The ID of the channel you would like to set MAE up (you can )

  • Type: This can be set to email or member_group. Email is for individual email addresses that will be notified for a channel. Member Group will notify everyone who is a member of the assigned group.

  • Email: If the type is set to email, this is the email addresses you will send notifications to. Email addresses should be separated by pipes (|), i.e. [email protected]|[email protected]|[email protected]

  • Mail On: Choose the type of update to run. Can be create or edit or both. If set to create, this will send an email when an entry is created in a channel. If set to edit, it will send when an entry is updated.

  • Groups: If the type is set to member_group, this is the groups that will receive notifications re: this channel.

  • From: This is the email your email notifications will come from. This will override the MESSAGE_INFO setting


These fields will be skipped in emails, as they are not used that much and will email you way too much. Defaults to entry_date and submit. Add whatever fields you like by their field name (not field label). Fields should be separated by pipes (|), i.e. entry_date|submit|super_secret_field_that_shouldnt_be_emailed|password


By default, Mail After Edit will add data to your Developer logs, so you can track your emails. If, for whatever reason, it is unable to access the developer logging, MAE will create a small file in your MAE directory. You can access this file via the MAE settingsdashboard.


  1. Check your EE Mail settings and send a test email.
  2. Check the developer logs/MAE logs. Check to see if any EE mailer errors had occurred in there.
  3. Contact support for any additional assistance.


Set it and forget it! Once you have all the information in your settings, it will automatically send the email anytime an entry in that particular channel is created or updated.


We want to make sure you have what you need on this. Email [email protected] for help.


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