Magento Open Source 2.1.x

Email a Friend

The Email a Friend link makes it easy for your customers to share links to products with their friends. In the Magento demo store, the Email a Friend link appears as an envelope icon. The message template can be customized for your voice and brandA unique identity that defines a particular product or group of products.. To prevent spamming, you can limit the number of recipients for each email, and the number of products that can be shared over a one-hour period.


Email a Friend
To configure Email a Friend:

On the Admin sidebar, tap Stores. Then under Settings, choose Configuration.

In the panel on the left under Catalog, choose Email to a Friend.

Expand the Email Templates section. Then, do the following:

Set Enabled to “Yes.”

Set Select Email Template to the template you want to use as the basis of the messages.

If you want to require that only registered customers can send email to friends, set Allow for Guests to “No.”

In the Max Recipients field, enter the maximum number of friends who can be on the distribution list for a single message.

In the Max Products Sent in 1 Hour field, enter the maximum number of products that can be shared by a single user with friends over a one-hour time period.

Set Limit Sending By to one of the following methods to identify the sender of emails:

  • IP Address

    (Recommended) Identifies the sender by the IP address of the computer that is used to send the emails.

    Cookie (unsafe)

    Identifies the sender by browser cookie. This method is less effective because the sender can delete the cookie to bypass the limit.

When complete, tap Save Config.

To send email to a friend:

On a catalog page, click the Email a Friend link. Then, do one of the following:

  • Log in to your customer account.
  • Sign up for a new account.

Complete the Message and enter the recipient Name and Email Address. To add more recipients, do the following:

Tap Add Invitee.

Enter the Name and Email Address of the additional person.

You can send the message to as many additional people as the configuration allows.

When ready to send the message, tap Send Email.


Email a Friend Form