Using Gravity Forms ‘gform_after_email’ PHP action

The gform_after_email action in Gravity Forms lets you perform actions after an email notification has been sent, either to a user or an admin.


add_action( 'gform_after_email', 'after_email_function', 10, 12 );


  • $is_success (bool): Indicates if the wp_mail function processed the mail request without errors.
  • $to (string): The email address receiving the message.
  • $subject (string): The subject line of the email.
  • $message (string): The body of the email.
  • $headers (array): The headers of the email.
  • $attachments (array): Any attachments in the email.
  • $message_format (string): The email format, either ‘text’ or ‘html’.
  • $from (string): The sender’s email address.
  • $from_name (string): The sender’s name.
  • $bcc (string): The Bcc email address.
  • $reply_to (string): The ‘Reply To’ email address.
  • $entry (Entry Object): The entry being processed, or false if not available.

More Information

See Gravity Forms Docs: gform_after_email
This action hook is found in GFCommon::send_email() in common.php. Place this code in the functions.php file of your active theme.


Retry Sending Email

If the initial email sending attempt fails, this code tries to send it again.

add_action( 'gform_after_email', 'retry_send_email', 10, 7 );
function retry_send_email( $is_success, $to, $subject, $message, $headers, $attachments, $message_format ) {
    if ( ! $is_success ) {
        // Try sending the email again
        $try_again = wp_mail( $to, $subject, $message, $headers, $attachments );
        if ( ! $try_again ) {
            // Log the failure if the email still can't be sent

Add Note to Entry

This code adds a note to the entry after the email is sent.

add_action( 'gform_after_email', 'add_note_to_entry', 10, 12 );
function add_note_to_entry( $is_success, $to, $subject, $message, $headers, $attachments, $message_format, $from, $from_name, $bcc, $reply_to, $entry ) {
    $current_user = wp_get_current_user();
    RGFormsModel::add_note( $entry['id'], $current_user->ID, $current_user->display_name, 'This is a custom note' );