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

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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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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  • Mon, Sep 1, 2014, 12:15 PM
    The version is the last (042914) directly from Moodle installer. But then, I suspect from a problem with the old quickmail, I deleted and upload directly from ftp and it worked perfectly. I apologize for the problem. By the way, it is not translated into spanish yet, and I could do it if you explain me what file to edit. smile
  • Wellingtonia Tree
    Tue, Sep 9, 2014, 8:36 PM
    I just tried to upgrade and it threw an error telling me 'Quickmail is defective'. Anybody else getting that, fresh download today.
  • Tue, Sep 9, 2014, 8:51 PM
    CLAMP has forked Quickmail because we didn't want attachments zipped and other issues. UCSB has also forked so you could possibly look for one of those. CLAMP is at http://clamp-it.org/
  • Tue, Sep 9, 2014, 9:26 PM
    The problem is Moodle's zip based upgrade system, not anything with Quickmail. We also do not zip attachments, instead we provide links to them so as not to send attachments over email at all. We also have been unable to replicate these upgrade issues locally.
  • Sat, Sep 20, 2014, 12:15 AM
    Whenever I try to send an email it says "There are no users you are capable of emailing."
  • Thu, Oct 2, 2014, 5:16 AM
    I have to admit -- I don't understand the use of the word "Section" in this block. Why is it "section," when it's really referring to groups? Am I missing something?
  • Wed, Oct 15, 2014, 12:45 AM
    We have a request to add filtering by groupings. Have you considered this?
  • Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 4:21 AM
    Hello Mark,
    Not sure if Robert addressed this yet, but, I don't think we have any plans to implement that, as LSU probably wouldn't use it, but if you or anyone you know wants to work on it, we'd be happy to take a pull request on github. I might look into it soon, but I can't guarantee anything. Hopefully that answers your question.
  • Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 4:22 AM
    At LSU we use the term section, I am going to change that soon though for other schools when they download quickmail from here.

  • Fri, Oct 24, 2014, 4:23 AM
    That most likely means you have no users in your course where you have installed quickmail. However, it could also mean that those users aren't set up to receive messages.
  • Thu, Jan 15, 2015, 2:59 AM
    Does anyone have experience using Quickmail on 2.8 moodle?
  • Thu, Jan 15, 2015, 4:17 AM
    Works well in 2.8. However,where does the " from: email address" originate. I need to change mine because all of the emails sent have the same "from" email address.
  • Fri, Jan 30, 2015, 6:07 PM
    I can´t see where is the limitation of sending mails to determinated users.
    Is there a limit users i can send?
  • Thu, Feb 5, 2015, 11:01 PM
    Hello, I just wanted to ask if in the future the developers have a plan to put a filemanager in the admin level of sending emails for attachments.
  • Fri, Feb 6, 2015, 5:57 AM
    We do not have that on our list of things to do for quickmail. Always willing to look at pull requests though if you'd like to develop that or know someone who might. It hasn't been considered for our school because we decided that we'd never use attachments at the admin level anyway, since there would be so many recipients.
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