Blocks ::: block_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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Current versions available: 5

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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  • 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 Moodle.org 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: https://github.com/lsuits/lsu-block_quickmail 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.
  • Picture of Alistair Spark
    Tue, Oct 27, 2020, 7:13 PM
    Not sure why it hasn't been updated here but new source control URL is - https://github.com/lsuonline/lsuce-block_quickmail
    And Issue tracker is at https://github.com/lsuonline/lsuce-block_quickmail/issues

  • Picture of Mazhar Hussain Malik
    Sun, Nov 1, 2020, 1:30 PM
    Manibhushan you need to firstly verify the outgoing email setting from the server tab, if the setting is correct and testing outgoing email is working then Quickmail should work, if its giving message to contact with admin then you need to login to your email account associated with moodle and allow MOODLE from the account setting (e.g if you are using gmail you need to go to account setting->security and then explorer the option to allow less secure applications). after performing these changes, try to check outgoing email first it it work then Quickmail will also be working. Good Luck
  • Picture of Brian Pool
    Wed, Dec 9, 2020, 9:27 PM
    I am having Quickmail fail at the end of a long email list. I am assuming it is timing out. Is there a LAMP setting that might prevent this. Out of 85 recipients, the last two are not getting the message.
  • Picture of Stephanie Worden
    Sat, Dec 19, 2020, 12:46 AM
    Komal - You need to go to the course you want to add Quickmail to, then Click "Add a block" and select the Quickmail block from the list of options. then you will be able to send an email.
  • Picture of Mathieu Domingo
    Mon, Jan 25, 2021, 7:03 PM
    can someone update the Usefuls links and the current version in last version ?
    Without it we can't translate all the new strings mixed
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