Blocks ::: block_quickmail
Maintained by Robert Russo, David Lowe
A block that provides selective, bulk emailing within courses. Developed by LSU.
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Current versions available: 7

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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Robert Russo (Lead maintainer)
Philip Cali: Former Lead Developer
jason peak: Former maintainer
David Elliott: Former maintainer
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  • Daniel
    Fri, Jan 13, 2023, 1:09 AM
    Good suggestion Jim !
  • Matthew Davidson
    Thu, Jan 19, 2023, 10:05 PM
    Files (attachments/embedded) are almost completely broken in the latest versions. All embedded files are stripped out and all attachments are lost if saved as draft. I have a pull request that fixes both and also makes images show up in emails correctly. The development on this plugin seems to have stalled out.
  • Thorsten Bieser
    Tue, Jan 31, 2023, 3:11 PM
    Hi ,
    are there currently efforts to adapt the plugin for Moodle 4.1 and PHP8?
  • Picture of Greg in grey shirt smiling
    Sat, Feb 11, 2023, 1:45 AM
    Hi - not seeing a lot of responses to the same question, but I'll throw it out there anyway! Are there plans to bring this to Moodle 4.X?
  • Kevin Barhydt
    Fri, Mar 31, 2023, 2:36 AM
    Hi, I'm also wondering what's happening with 4.x? Anyone have any idea?
  • Victoria Bessette
    Fri, Apr 14, 2023, 12:10 AM
    We are upgrading to Moodle 4.1.2, and I was told that Quickmail
    is incompatible with Moodle 4.1.2. Is this true?
  • Daniel
    Sat, Apr 15, 2023, 4:52 PM
    Quickmail works perfectly on Moodle version 4.1.2.
    But, as before, images embedded in text or associated files are not transmitted in the email.
    Use the latest version available on GitHub.
    Or an email address so I can send you the block file I'm currently using.
  • Daniel
    Sat, Apr 15, 2023, 4:54 PM
    The elements integrated in the message (files, images...) are accessible on the Moodle platform thanks to the link located in the email.
  • Robert Wagenhoffer
    Sun, Apr 30, 2023, 7:01 AM
    Is Quickmail 2.5.0 compatable with Moodle 4.2? I just upgraded to 4.2 and lost my Quickmail Block. Uninstalled the plugin and reinistalled it and still do not have the option to add the block. Mnually tried to initiate Quickmail by using blocks/quickmail/broadcast.php and received the following error:
    Sorry, but you do not currently have permissions to do that (Add a new Quickmail block to the /my page).
    Stack trace:
    line 48 of /blocks/quickmail/classes/plugin.php: required_capability_exception thrown
    line 43 of /blocks/quickmail/broadcast.php: call to block_quickmail_plugin::require_user_can_send()

  • Vladimír Výboh
    Tue, Jul 18, 2023, 8:37 PM
    I tested that version 2021120302 from GIT works fine on Moodle 4.2.1
  • Terry Aulenbach
    Fri, Aug 25, 2023, 9:50 PM
    Is v4.2.1.1 compatible with Moodle 3.11? We are getting an error message with v2.5.0:
    PHP Deprecated: Required parameter $coursecontext follows optional parameter $includeusergroupinfo in {path}/blocks/quickmail/classes/plugin.php on line 214

    We are looking at upgrading our PHP version on our production server (PHP 7.4.33) but getting this error message every time our corn runs on our test server (PHP 8.0.30) is disconcerting.
  • James Roberts
    Mon, Oct 23, 2023, 7:27 AM
    As a teacher, I cannot duplicate a previously sent Quickmail message.

    This is the message:
    Exception - Argument 1 passed to block_quickmail\filemanager\message_file_handler::__construct() must be an instance of block_quickmail\persistents\message, null given, called in [dirroot]/blocks/quickmail/classes/filemanager/message_file_handler.php on line 79

    I think that we are now on Moodle 4.1.5 but this Moodle error message occurred earlier.
    (Great plug-in btw. I use it to schedule and notify students of impending events.)
  • Bobby Siegfried
    Tue, Jan 2, 2024, 8:44 AM
    Help! Running the latest version of Quickmail on Moodle 4.1.7 and Quickmail seems to be picking up the same messages from old courses and dropping them in mdl_task_adhoc for processing. How can I stop this from happening? This has been happening since Moodle version 3.11
  • Peter Diedrichs
    Tue, Jan 16, 2024, 5:54 PM
    Has anyone used the 4.2 version with moodle 4.3?
  • Daniel Caixeta Queiroz Garcia
    Mon, Mar 4, 2024, 7:21 PM

    I am experiencing an issue when attempting to duplicate a message in Moodle version 4.3.3+ with the Quickmail plugin version v4.2.1 (2023070700). The error message I receive is as follows:

    block_quickmail\filemanager\message_file_handler::__construct(): Argument #1 ($message) must be of type block_quickmail\persistents\message, null given, called in [dirroot]/blocks/quickmail/classes/filemanager/message_file_handler.php on line 79.

    I would greatly appreciate any guidance or solutions to resolve this problem. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
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