Quickmail

Blocks ::: block_quickmail
Maintained by Buddy Ethridge, Robert Russo
A block that provides selective, bulk emailing within courses. Developed by LSU.
Latest release:
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970 downloads
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Current versions available: 6

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

Buddy Ethridge (Lead maintainer)
Robert Russo: Lead Maintainer
Philip Cali: Former Lead Developer
jason peak: Former maintainer
David Elliott: Former maintainer
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Chad Mazilly: Former Maintainer
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Comments

  • Mon, Nov 30, 2015, 11:36 PM
    They should make quickmail as part of the core. It is so useful block. I am surprise that this is not part of core or other developers develop similar blocks. Internal messaging is good, but if a teacher needs to send email directly to student, internal message do not work.

    Does anyone know who we can ask about getting quickmail to be part of core?
  • Ricardo Caiado
    Wed, Dec 2, 2015, 9:21 PM
    Just upgraded Moodle to "3.0" and QuickMail is not working!!! Any updates?!
  • Thu, Dec 3, 2015, 12:57 AM
    The Moodle 3.0 version of quickmail is now available under versions above.
  • Wed, Mar 2, 2016, 12:22 AM
    I've come across an issue in the newest version of quickmail and moodle 2.8.6. if your on a mobile device when you select a recipient it automatically selects more than one and fills in both names. any idea whats causing it?
  • Fri, Mar 11, 2016, 3:23 AM
    2016-03-10 19:18:32 Connection: opening to smtp.gmail.com:25, timeout=300, options=array (
    )
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 Connection: opened
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 SMTP -> get_lines(): $data is ""
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 SMTP -> get_lines(): $str is "220 smtp.gmail.com ESMTP y206sm2301495qhc.0 - gsmtp
    "
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 SERVER -> CLIENT: 220 smtp.gmail.com ESMTP y206sm2301495qhc.0 - gsmtp
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 CLIENT -> SERVER: EHLO localhost
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 SMTP -> get_lines(): $data is ""
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 SMTP -> get_lines(): $str is "250-smtp.gmail.com at your service, [150.161.219.64]
    "
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 SMTP -> get_lines(): $data is "250-smtp.gmail.com at your service, [150.161.219.64]
    "
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 SMTP -> get_lines(): $str is "250-SIZE 35882577
    "
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 SMTP -> get_lines(): $data is "250-smtp.gmail.com at your service, [150.161.219.64]
    250-SIZE 35882577
    "
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 SMTP -> get_lines(): $str is "250-8BITMIME
    "
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 SMTP -> get_lines(): $data is "250-smtp.gmail.com at your service, [150.161.219.64]
    250-SIZE 35882577
    250-8BITMIME
    "
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 SMTP -> get_lines(): $str is "250-STARTTLS
    "
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 SMTP -> get_lines(): $data is "250-smtp.gmail.com at your service, [150.161.219.64]
    250-SIZE 35882577
    250-8BITMIME
    250-STARTTLS
    "
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 SMTP -> get_lines(): $str is "250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES
    "
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 SMTP -> get_lines(): $data is "250-smtp.gmail.com at your service, [150.161.219.64]
    250-SIZE 35882577
    250-8BITMIME
    250-STARTTLS
    250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES
    "
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 SMTP -> get_lines(): $str is "250-PIPELINING
    "
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 SMTP -> get_lines(): $data is "250-smtp.gmail.com at your service, [150.161.219.64]
    250-SIZE 35882577
    250-8BITMIME
    250-STARTTLS
    250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES
    250-PIPELINING
    "
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 SMTP -> get_lines(): $str is "250-CHUNKING
    "
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 SMTP -> get_lines(): $data is "250-smtp.gmail.com at your service, [150.161.219.64]
    250-SIZE 35882577
    250-8BITMIME
    250-STARTTLS
    250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES
    250-PIPELINING
    250-CHUNKING
    "
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 SMTP -> get_lines(): $str is "250 SMTPUTF8
    "
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 SERVER -> CLIENT: 250-smtp.gmail.com at your service, [150.161.219.64]
    250-SIZE 35882577
    250-8BITMIME
    250-STARTTLS
    250-ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES
    250-PIPELINING
    250-CHUNKING
    250 SMTPUTF8
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 SMTP Error: Could not authenticate.
    2016-03-10 19:18:33 CLIENT -> SERVER: QUIT
    2016-03-10 19:18:34 SMTP -> get_lines(): $data is ""
    2016-03-10 19:18:34 SMTP -> get_lines(): $str is "221 2.0.0 closing connection y206sm2301495qhc.0 - gsmtp
    "
    2016-03-10 19:18:34 SERVER -> CLIENT: 221 2.0.0 closing connection y206sm2301495qhc.0 - gsmtp
    2016-03-10 19:18:34 Connection: closed
    2016-03-10 19:18:34 SMTP connect() failed. https://github.com/PHPMailer/PHPMailer/wiki/Troubleshooting

    Guys, I started using the plugin, but it appears this error and does not send the email. What can it be? I'm in a local version

  • Fri, Mar 11, 2016, 3:29 AM
    We do not support PHPMailer. The problem you've described is that PHPMailer is unable to authenticate. There is not enough information given to further diagnose your issue.
  • Fri, Mar 11, 2016, 3:30 AM
    If your authentication is failing, there are several likely causes:

    You have the wrong username or password
    Your connection is being diverted to a different server (as above)
    You have specified authentication without encryption
    Generally you do not want to send a username or password over an unencrypted link. Some SMTP authentication schemes do add a minimal level of security (sending short hashes rather than clear text), but these provide only minimal protection, and so most servers do not allow authentication without encryption. Fix this by setting SMTPSecure = 'tls' and Port = 587 as well as setting the Username and Password properties.


    -- taken from https://github.com/PHPMailer/PHPMailer/wiki/Troubleshooting
  • Wed, Apr 13, 2016, 4:39 AM
    I installed QM version 2015122912 on Moodle 3.1 [linux, mysql, apache]. When I attempt to send to a gmail account, I get the message "could not email [student name]." Are there additional setups I need to check outside of QM?
  • Fri, Apr 22, 2016, 10:59 PM
    RE my "could not email [student name]" above (12 Apr 2016), it turned out to be a relay issue with the mail server. I found this out after turning on the "Debug email sending" switch in Debugging.
  • Mon, May 16, 2016, 1:20 AM
    Thanks for a really useful add-in (should be in Moodle core, I agree). Question/request: add email send scheduling so an instructor can schedule sending an email message final draft at some future date and time. Very useful for reminding ("nagging") learners about quiz closing dates, etc.
  • Wed, Jul 6, 2016, 11:50 PM
    Hello,

    Thanks for this great plugin. I have a question regarding re-using drafts. My situation is that I would like to create some drafts in a course and the re-use these time after time. What I see however is when I access a draft and I choose the recipients and send the mail, the draft-message is deleted from the draft list. Is this by design of some sort of bug?

    Thanks for any assistance with this issue.

    Regards,
    Sam
  • Fri, Jul 15, 2016, 5:19 AM
    Great plugin. Does someone know if moodle 3.1 is supported with the current version of QM?
  • Fri, Oct 14, 2016, 3:33 PM
    Selecting/adding recipients doesn't work with Internet Explorer 11.
    Works with Edge, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

    Using QuickMail v1.5.5 2015122912 and Moodle 3.0.5

    Reported i QuickMail Github, https://github.com/lsuits/block_quickmail/issues/215
  • Sat, Oct 29, 2016, 6:38 AM
    The most recent version of the plugin appears to work just fine in Moodle 3.1.2 and Firefox 47.
  • Tue, Nov 1, 2016, 2:38 AM
    In Moodle 3.1.1, we are seeing a lot of these notices when debugging messaging is turned on:

    Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$username in /var/web/wwwroot/ws/lib/moodlelib.php on line 5735

    This didn't happen in 3.0.2. We traced the code and here are our findings:

    "Line 5735 is in the email_to_user() function in the main core Moodle Library, moodlelib.php. Since Moodle 3.0.2, this library function has been partially rewritten, and now requires that the passed user object include the username property. This was not required before. Quickmail passes only partial user records which do not include this property."

    We're probably going to patch QM ourselves to resolve this in time for a deadline, but I just wanted to see if this is a known issue.
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