Blocks: Quickmail

block_quickmail
Maintained by Picture of Buddy Ethridge Buddy Ethridge, Picture of Robert Russo Robert Russo, It's me! Chad Mazilly
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.

Features

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

License

Quickmail adopts the same license that Moodle does.

Authors

Quickmail was developed at Louisiana State University.

Potential privacy issues

The Privacy API is not implemented in this plugin.

Screenshots

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Contributors

Picture of Buddy Ethridge
Buddy Ethridge (Lead maintainer)
Picture of Robert Russo
Robert Russo: Lead Maintainer
Picture of Philip Cali
Philip Cali: Former Lead Developer
Picture of jason peak
jason peak: Former maintainer
Picture of David Elliott
David Elliott: Former maintainer
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  • Picture of Verónica V.
    Fri, 6 Jul 2018, 6:34 AM
    Hi Ben, how would that configuration that you suggest, please could you explain me? Verónica
  • Picture of Steve Radford
    Thu, 19 Jul 2018, 7:49 PM
    Hi, any news on a Moodle V3.5 update?
  • Picture of Gen Studies
    Wed, 29 Aug 2018, 3:27 AM
    Hello, running version 1.7.4 in Moodle 3.2.8 and we are having an issue where quickmail is not working for a few instructors in one particular course. If sending a quickmail and the student email is typed into the additional email bar it goes through with no issue but if selecting the student email and adding the student to selected recipients it will not go through. Any ideas why it works when typing in the email but not when selecting the user from the potential recipients list?
    Thanks for your help
  • It's me!
    Wed, 29 Aug 2018, 3:54 AM
    Hey there, in regards to sending to the additional email, this will always work as the plugin is only looking for valid emails to send to. As for the issue about the plugin not sending to a selected recipient, is that recipient's user id showing up in the failed user ids when viewing the log?
  • Picture of Gen Studies
    Wed, 29 Aug 2018, 4:49 AM
    Chad thank you for the fast reply, it does not go to any students if they are selected from the potential recipient list in one course but goes to any email typed into the additional bar. In another course it goes to all students that are selected from the potential recipient list. Even if the same user id is in both courses. I will work on checking the logs for failed user ids.
  • Picture of Gen Studies
    Wed, 29 Aug 2018, 7:55 PM
    One more follow-up, it appears to all work perfect if I change the instructors email address. That was the only difference between the two courses. Once I changed the domain of the instructors email in their moodle profile the issue resolved. Does quickmail verify the sender email before sending the email to the recipients? I am trying to determine why the sender domain was causing the issue in quickmail. I know the sender domain can determine whether or not it shows the email or is no-reply.
  • Picture of Andrea Brites
    Thu, 30 Aug 2018, 11:17 PM
    Hello!
    My question is when did you send the emails, do the recipients receive that email on the platform or do they only receive mail registered on the platform? Does the recipient have a history of received mail? Or just have mail history sent?
    Thank you, Andrea
  • Ricardo Caiado
    Tue, 4 Sep 2018, 8:30 AM
    Hi,

    Any update to Moodle 3.5?

    Ricardo
  • Niklas Frost
    Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 10:00 PM
    Hi! Nice plugin, our teachers use it a lot! Some questions if I may?

    I guess it will work on 3.5?

    One user get time session lockout when sending to 120+ students. Is there an upper limit when using Quickmail and is that around 120-200?
    We use Ubuntu with Apache and Moodle 3.2
    Best Regards, Niklas
  • It's me!
    Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 10:13 PM
    Hey Ricardo and Niklas, I've not tested the currently released version of Quickmail on 3.5 yet so I cannot speak on that. If you have, please share any feedback so that we can see about patching it.

    In regards to the timeout Niklas, this is unfortunately expected due the way the currently released version of Quickmail handles email sends. In short, all emails are processed and sent directly after page submission. For emails with a large number of recipients, this process could take longer than your web server allows for timeouts. In this case, the process should just fail at some point but all emails processed up until that point were sent. You then need to go back to that message in detail and resend to any failures which should be listed.

    However, I'm able to tell you that we've spent a good bit of time rewriting this plugin to handle sends as an "ad-hoc" task rather than synchronously on submit. We've not yet released this new version as "official", but it lives on the "develop" branch on the plugin's GitHub repo. I encourage you to test it out to see if it will work for you. Lots of new features packed in as well. After another week of updates this week I'll go ahead and release it as official.

    Regards, Chad
  • It's me!
    Wed, 19 Sep 2018, 11:59 PM
    Version 1.7.6 of this plugin was successfully tested on 3.5 and is now tagged as compatible.
  • Picture of Amy Kong
    Sat, 27 Oct 2018, 12:33 AM
    Would you please consider to add a feature to allow users to archive quickmail messages outside the backup course shells? Many thanks!! Our instructors would like to keep the history of their conversations with their students after the semester is over...
  • Picture of Peter Diedrichs
    Thu, 1 Nov 2018, 8:55 PM
    Hi! Is messagingallowemailoverride supported in the 3.4 version?
  • Picture of Robert Russo
    Thu, 1 Nov 2018, 9:00 PM
    Peter, quickmail handles external email addresses in a different manner.
  • Picture of Peter Diedrichs
    Thu, 1 Nov 2018, 9:04 PM
    Hi Robert, please explain "different". I'm thinking about letting the users choose their own address for notifications, but since we are also using QuickMail a lot that would be a mistake if QM keeps sending to their "old" email address.
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