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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  • Thu, Nov 28, 2013, 5:13 PM
    Can you leverage this plugin to customize the formatting of emails that get sent out ... i.e. include a signature when sending out emails.

  • Wed, Dec 4, 2013, 12:33 AM
    Playing a bit of catch-up here:

    Daniel P.: Our version of Quickmail no longer includes actual attachments. It provides links to the files that are housed in Moodle. It requires that the recipient be enrolled in and logged into the system in order to access the files.

    Dennis: We do not do much theme testing outside of our theme and the standard Moodle theme. Sorry.

    Bob: Thanks for this. We have added it to our queue and will look into it when time permits. No ETA at present.

    Christopher: We are running in 2.5.1 with no issues. Did you install it as a mod rather than as a block?

    Daniel M.: This appears to be a theme issue as well. Sorry, but we have no solution for that.

    Maxime: Both of those requests are core changes. We are not doing active development for new components in Quickmail currently.

    Ryan-Neal: Our current version includes signatures already.
  • Wed, Dec 4, 2013, 1:01 AM
    Hi Buddy,

    I might take some time to modify QuickMail in order to include user which have role assigned to participant of a given course (which is the case of the Parent role).

    Are you open to include my patch in case I succeed to do so?

  • Wed, Dec 4, 2013, 1:05 AM
    Our developers will certainly give it a look if you are successful. I cannot promise it would get incorporated, but if it is functional and useful, I cannot see why we would not include it. Thanks!
  • Fri, Dec 13, 2013, 12:47 AM
    Is a 2.6 release coming soon?
  • Sun, Jan 5, 2014, 5:48 AM
    Is a 2.6 release coming soon? I have just upgraded and now realised I cannot email students in a specific module. Loved your simple Quickmail.
  • Tue, Jan 7, 2014, 4:47 PM
    Bump! Would really be keen to get 2.6 release.
  • Thu, Jan 9, 2014, 11:37 PM
    We have been having some issue with quickmail running on 2.6+. I know it is not yer approved for 2.6, but it has been running OK. The problem I was having is occationsally when I send email to multiple people, the email does not set sent to some of the people in the list. I have go back to history and send it to those people again. I looked at the system log and they do not seem to return any error. Has anyone seen this type of error? Is it because of it is running on 2.6+?

    Thank you.
  • Thu, Jan 9, 2014, 11:42 PM
    Yong Ra, we are looking into a similar issue. Are you self-hosting or do you use a vended solution?
  • Sat, Jan 11, 2014, 1:23 AM

    We are self hosting. I have about 5 different instances of Moodle 2.6+ running. Thank you.
  • Wed, Jan 15, 2014, 7:19 PM
    For anyone else getting a 500 error. When I uninstalled the module and reinstalled it using the install add ons option (site admin - plugins - install add-ons) it worked just fine.
  • Mon, Jan 27, 2014, 9:42 PM
    Does anyone have any idea how to send a global email (with access to all the system users)? I only managed to send an email from a course to the enroled users or from a fake course with all the users enroled.
  • Thu, Jan 30, 2014, 9:19 AM
    HELP please:
    Getting Internal Server Error on Moodle v2.5.3. Installed quickmail v2.5 as block and when I click on 'Compose new email', below error is displayed.
    Internal Server Error

    The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

    Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@xxxxx.org and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

    More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
  • Wed, Feb 5, 2014, 9:49 AM
    Echoing others questions smile , any ETA for a 2.6 release yet?
  • Tue, Feb 11, 2014, 1:25 AM
    ^ I am curious about the same thing. We are wanting to upgrade to the most current version but this may hold us back to 2.5...
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