Blocks: Quickmail

Maintained by Picture of Buddy EthridgeBuddy Ethridge, Picture of Robert RussoRobert Russo
A block that provides selective, bulk emailing within courses. Developed by LSU.
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Quickmail is a block that provides selective, bulk emailing within courses.


  • Multiple attachments
  • Drafts
  • Signatures
  • Filter by Role
  • Filter by Groups
  • Optionally allow Students to email people within their group.


Quickmail adopts the same license that Moodle does.


Quickmail was developed at Louisiana State University.

Potential privacy issues

The Privacy API is not implemented in this plugin.


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Picture of Buddy Ethridge
Buddy Ethridge (Lead maintainer)
Picture of Robert Russo
Robert Russo: Lead Maintainer
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Philip Cali: Former Lead Developer
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jason peak: Former maintainer
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David Elliott: Former maintainer
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Chad Mazilly: Former Maintainer
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  • Daniel
    Fri, Mar 20, 2020, 4:34 PM
    I translated the new plugin (Git) into French.
    I transfer the local_fr file to who?
  • Picture of Joaquin Morales
    Sat, Mar 21, 2020, 12:53 AM
    Somebody knows something about compatible version for moodle 3.8?
  • Daniel
    Sat, Mar 21, 2020, 6:10 PM
    Hi Joaquin, on Github
  • John Provasnik at Moodle Moot US
    Tue, Mar 24, 2020, 4:03 AM
    I'm using Moodle 3.7 -- When I send a QuickMail message from the Front Page, I see a textbox next to categories and I'm not sure what it's for. Would appreciate some insight. Image here:
  • Picture of Kilah Honoe
    Fri, Apr 24, 2020, 3:11 AM
    Hi there, I`m using lsuits/lsu-block_quickmail from github, which works great with moodle 3.8. Unfortunatly the git was archieved so I try my question here. Do you know how I can add customized "Supported user data fields" like [:password:] or so? Thanks
  • Picture of Brian Pool
    Mon, Jul 20, 2020, 10:42 PM
    The following was suggested be Chien Wen-chang on Mon, Feb 17, 2020, 7:15 PM

    I was to verify that is does fix Quickmail in Moodle version 3.8.4+

    The error "There are no users you are capable of emailing." in Quickmail

    Simply Modify /blocks/quickmail/js/selection.js at line 53

    Change: return $("#mform1").submit(function() {

    To: return $(".mform").submit(function() {

    After you are done simply save and clear the server cache...then it works!

  • Picture of Komal Lulla
    Tue, Jul 21, 2020, 6:22 PM
    Hi, I am unable to identify the section in which i can actually compose and send emails as an admin or a teacher. The plugin has been successfully installed and we are on version 3.9 but there is no space i see to actually send the email. Requesting assistance on the same
  • Picture of Luciana Marins
    Thu, Aug 20, 2020, 12:29 AM


    I'm using Moodle 3.9.1+, I installed version v1.7.6 (2017122001) and it seemed to be working normally.

    But when a Tutor went to send messages to his students he was unable, he presented the following error: "There are no users to whom you can send emails."

    Would you by any chance have plans to continue updating this plugin?
  • Picture of Yong Ra
    Thu, Aug 20, 2020, 12:35 AM
    There is new version that is not on the site. You can download it from the Github site below. I have the V2.x and it works fine with 3.9.x. Below is the Github URL.
  • Picture of Luciana Marins
    Thu, Sep 3, 2020, 11:05 PM

    Hello Yong Ra

    I followed your tip to download Quickmail available on the Github website: and it worked perfectly.

    Thank you!
  • Picture of Gitika Khanna
    Mon, Sep 7, 2020, 3:16 PM

    I installed quickmail v2 plugin from LSU_37_GRADEBOOK git branch. My current moodle version is 3.5.2. The plugin was installed successfully. However, when I sent a mail to 33 participants, a message appeared "mail sent" but on viewing it under View message details section all the participants names were under failed or pending recipient.
  • Daniel
    Thu, Sep 10, 2020, 2:56 PM
    I installed Quickmail from the Github repository new version on several Moodle 3.8 and 3.9 platforms.
    It seems to work very well.
    It's a wonderful and indispensable tool.
    Thank you for your work.
    And live open source software.
    E-Learning Facile (France)
  • Picture of Peter Diedrichs
    Thu, Sep 10, 2020, 2:57 PM
    With the "Send now" option i the News Forum being quite useless, not overriding when the user has chosen digest notifications, and thus is not doing what the teachers think it does (sending the notification to all participants), the Quickmail block seems like an essential feature Moodle should incorporate into core!
  • Daniel
    Thu, Sep 10, 2020, 4:17 PM
    Yes Peter !
    Absolutely agree!
    Quickmail should be integrated into the core of Moodle to replace the ridiculous internal messaging.
  • Picture of Manibhushan Dharmadhikari
    Thu, Oct 1, 2020, 4:57 PM
    Hello Dear Members, when I installed this block on my moodle site (Moodle 3.8.2+ (Build: 20200428) I am getting error as "Failed or Pending Recipients 1
    We will continue attempting to send to these recipients until the message has been successfully sent." Moreover normal messages from moodle messaging (messaging bubble on top right) are also not getting delivered to email. user is receiving messages in moodle but email is not going. earlier when i sent messages the corresponding email is also delivered to students. Kindly advise on the matter. I will really appreciate any guidance. Thank you.
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