This Bundle provides a nice abstraction for sending system emails

0.9.0 2020-03-19 09:47 UTC

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This bundle abstracts away sending system Messages. If instanciating a Swift_Message instance in your controllers seems fishy to you, this is probably what you are looking for.

This idea of this Bundle is to create some sort of XML configuration for each system mail to be sent (like "you have registered successfully, please activate your account" or "hey dude, you haven't been wasted your money on our platform for 10 days, please come back"), leveraging the power of twig.

Hey, why not looking in the code? It's kind of self-explanatory:

// AppBundle/Resources/emails/send-info.xml.twig
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<email xmlns="http://christoph-hautzinger.de/schema/system-mail-bundle"
       xsi:schemaLocation="http://christoph-hautzinger.de/schema/system-mail-bundle http://christoph-hautzinger.de/schema/system-mail-bundle/email-1.0.xsd">
    <to name="{{ user.name }}">{{ user.email }}</to>
    <subject locale="de">Hallo {{ user.name }}</subject>
    <subject locale="en">Hello {{ user.name }}</subject>
    <messageHtml locale="en"><![CDATA[
        Hallo {{ user.name }}, 
        <a href="{{ url('') }}">please click this link</a>.
    <messageText locale="en" removeIndent="true">
        Hello {{ user.name }}, 
        please click this link: {{ url('') }}

Then send out this mail explicitly by simply calling:

// from your code simply call
$container->get('system_mailer')->send('emails/send-info.xml.twig', [
    'user' => $user,


Step 1: Download the Bundle

Open a command console, enter your project directory and execute the following command to download the latest stable version of this bundle:

$ composer require hautzi/system-mail-bundle

This command requires you to have Composer installed globally, as explained in the installation chapter of the Composer documentation.

Step 2: Enable the Bundle

Then, enable the bundle by adding the following line in the app/AppKernel.php file of your project:

// app/AppKernel.php

// ...
class AppKernel extends Kernel
    public function registerBundles()
        $bundles = array(
            // ...

            new Hautzi\SystemMailBundle\HautziSystemMailBundle(),

        // ...

    // ...

Configuration Options

Right now, you can provide default data

# in your app/config.yml
    # defaults that are set for each mail, use blank 
    # if you don't want to set this
        subject:   ~
        replyTo:   ~
            email: ~
            name:  ~
            email: ~
            name:  ~
            email: ~
            name:  ~
            email: ~
            name:  ~


$systemMailer = $container->get('system_mailer');

// sends out AppBundle/Resources/emails/registration/confirmUser.xml.twig
$systemMailer->send('emails/registration/confirmUser.xml.twig', ['user' => $user]);

// force locale of sent mail (when the recipient speaks another language than the user in the session)
$systemMailer->send('emails/info-mail.xml.twig', ['user' => $user], 'de');

// attach file to mail (or do something else with the Swift_Message instance)
$systemMailer->send('emails/message-with-pdf.xml.twig', [], null, function (\Swift_Message $message) {


This bundle is under the MIT license. See the complete license in the LICENSE file in the root dir of the bundle.