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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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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Chad Mazilly: Former Maintainer
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  • Thu, May 30, 2013, 3:21 AM
    The 2.4 dev build from github fixes the error reading from database for me.

    I didn't have any option but to push it to production.

    I'll be looking forward to the official release for 2.4 and 2.5
  • Thu, May 30, 2013, 9:42 PM
    Moodle version 2.3.3+ (Build: 20121123)
    Quickmail $plugin->version = 2012061112

    File attachments aren't being sent with email. Is this a config issue? They are not being blocked on the receiving end.
  • Daniel
    Wed, Jun 12, 2013, 4:43 PM
    When will we have the version for Moodle 2.4 and 2.5?
    thank you
  • bee
    Thu, Jun 13, 2013, 1:35 AM
    I found this, posted at github a couple of months ago by someone with LSU listed in his/her organizations: "we are about to switch into upgrade mode here, eying a move to 2.4 or 2.5 late in summer. That means that everything we maintain, including QM, will be made up to date soon."

  • Tue, Jun 25, 2013, 11:13 PM
    Hi all,

    I'm sorry for the lack of response from LSU on this thread recently. Philip Cali, the former lead developer on the Quickmail project, no longer works for LSU. While he has valiantly tried to keep up with the emails that he receives regarding Quickmail, it does not and should not fall to him to continue to maintain a page for a block which he no longer works on. I have updated the maintainers for this block and we will be more active in responding to posts and questions.

    We are indeed in the midst of upgrading to 2.5. Jason Peak did quite a bit of updating Quickmail yesterday and is in the process of pushing the newest version to Moodle.org. While wevwill do our best to be responsive on this thread, the easiest way to report issues and to follow Quickmail development is by accessing our github repository, found here: https://github.com/lsuits/quickmail.

    Best regards,
  • bee
    Thu, Jun 27, 2013, 12:28 AM
    Thanks for the update (both informational and software release), and also thanks for the link to more information. Much appreciated.
  • bee
    Sat, Jul 13, 2013, 3:20 AM
    Quickmail FERPA Mode / Separate Groups setup in Moodle Forums https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=232431
  • Wed, Sep 4, 2013, 3:06 AM
    We are attempting to install the quickmailmodule... this is the error we get...

    Invalid get_string() identifier: 'modulename' or component
    'mod_quickmail'. Perhaps you are missing $string['modulename'] = ''; in mod/quickmail/lang/en/quickmail.php?

    Has anyone resolved this before?
  • Wed, Sep 4, 2013, 3:08 AM

    It's not a mod. Please install it in the *blocks* folder on your Moodle.
  • Daniel Phillips
    Tue, Sep 10, 2013, 9:25 AM
    Anyone else unable to send attachments with latest version on Moodle 2.3.7+?
  • Newport Beach California!
    Fri, Sep 13, 2013, 10:41 PM
    Have a formatting issue with the new Essentials theme. Have to use the scroll bar at the bottom to see the right side. Anyone have a fix?
  • Fri, Sep 27, 2013, 9:16 PM
    With TinyMCE turned off seems like any other format of input results in all line endings being stripped which results in one long run-on paragraph.
  • Christopher Sean Harris Steals Chicken
    Wed, Oct 2, 2013, 8:24 AM
    I just installed Quickmail on Moodle 2.5+ and am receiving a 500 server error when trying to send mail or to configure it. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions for addressing this error.
  • Daniel McSweeney
    Thu, Oct 3, 2013, 6:58 PM
    I've just noticed that the date is missing from the history page. Reported here. https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=227380
    Any solutions to this?
  • Fri, Oct 18, 2013, 1:22 AM

    2 questions:

    1 - Is it possible to replace the "default" messaging system of Moodle by QucikMail? In orther words, is it possible to send email with quickmail directly from the "Participants" page of a course?

    2 - Is it possible to add user with "user role" related to students of a given course? When have setup a "Parent" user role and we'd like to send an email to parents directly from QuickMail.

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