How to Change the Default Email Message That Is Sent When Someone Signs Up
You may change default email message that is sent when someone signs up by editing osCommerce configuration file. Since it is not possible to do this over admin backend in the easy way, the only way to do this by changing contents in the file “/includes/languages/english/create_account.php”. By default it will have the following definitions:
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define('NAVBAR_TITLE', 'Create an Account'); define('HEADING_TITLE', 'My Account Information'); define('TEXT_ORIGIN_LOGIN', '<font color="#FF0000"><small><strong>NOTE:</strong></small></font> If you already have an account with us, please login at the <u>login page</u>.'); define('EMAIL_SUBJECT', 'Welcome to ' . STORE_NAME); define('EMAIL_GREET_MR', 'Dear Mr. %s,' . "\n\n"); define('EMAIL_GREET_MS', 'Dear Ms. %s,' . "\n\n"); define('EMAIL_GREET_NONE', 'Dear %s' . "\n\n"); define('EMAIL_WELCOME', 'We welcome you to <strong>' . STORE_NAME . '</strong>.' . "\n\n"); define('EMAIL_TEXT', 'You can now take part in the <strong>various services</strong> we have to offer you. Some of these services include:' . "\n\n" . '<li><strong>Permanent Cart</strong> - Any products added to your online cart remain there until you remove them, or check them out.' . "\n" . '<li><strong>Address Book</strong> - We can now deliver your products to another address other than yours! This is perfect to send birthday gifts direct to the birthday-person themselves.' . "\n" . '<li><strong>Order History</strong> - View your history of purchases that you have made with us.' . "\n" . '<li><strong>Products Reviews</strong> - Share your opinions on products with our other customers.' . "\n\n"); define('EMAIL_CONTACT', 'For help with any of our online services, please email the store-owner: ' . STORE_OWNER_EMAIL_ADDRESS . '.' . "\n\n"); define('EMAIL_WARNING', '<strong>Note:</strong> This email address was given to us by one of our customers. If you did not signup to be a member, please send an email to ' . STORE_OWNER_EMAIL_ADDRESS . '.' . "\n");
The lines above defines account welcome email and every line can be modified according to our needs. Once finished editing, apply the changes by saving the file. Then try to register in the website yourself or wait till someone will do it. Welcome email should be send with updated contents.