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: 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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Picture of Buddy Ethridge
Buddy Ethridge (Lead maintainer)
Picture of Robert Russo
Robert Russo: Lead Maintainer
Picture of Philip Cali
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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Chad Mazilly: Former Maintainer
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  • It's me!
    Wed, Sep 19, 2018, 11:59 PM
    Version 1.7.6 of this plugin was successfully tested on 3.5 and is now tagged as compatible.
  • Picture of Amy Kong
    Sat, Oct 27, 2018, 12:33 AM
    Would you please consider to add a feature to allow users to archive quickmail messages outside the backup course shells? Many thanks!! Our instructors would like to keep the history of their conversations with their students after the semester is over...
  • Picture of Peter Diedrichs
    Thu, Nov 1, 2018, 8:55 PM
    Hi! Is messagingallowemailoverride supported in the 3.4 version?
  • Picture of Robert Russo
    Thu, Nov 1, 2018, 9:00 PM
    Peter, quickmail handles external email addresses in a different manner.
  • Picture of Peter Diedrichs
    Thu, Nov 1, 2018, 9:04 PM
    Hi Robert, please explain "different". I'm thinking about letting the users choose their own address for notifications, but since we are also using QuickMail a lot that would be a mistake if QM keeps sending to their "old" email address.
  • Picture of Anne Botting
    Wed, Nov 28, 2018, 10:44 AM
    Hi, This looks like a great block. Two questions from this; are the incoming and outgoing emails record in our database against the students? If so, how would we access and review the email history? Thanks, GTI
  • Picture of Anne Botting
    Wed, Nov 28, 2018, 10:50 AM
    One other question, if an email is sent by a teacher in Moodle quickmail would students responses come back to the teacher in Moodle quickmail?
  • Ben Haensel
    Wed, Nov 28, 2018, 9:22 PM
    Anne - We love using Quickmail, especially since they have added the ability to use email variables! It's possible to see email history for the course within the block. If you wish to see email history for specific student, I'd suggest creating a configurable report (plugin) report for that. At BlueSky School, I've setup an integration to bring Quickmail communications and other communication data to our PowerSchool SIS for communication reporting for students in that context. If you're interested in any of that, please message me.

    Also, the student can reply back to the teacher that sent the message like emails sent from a typical email client. -Ben, BlueSky Online School
  • Picture of Becky Borello
    Tue, Jan 22, 2019, 11:50 PM
    We would love the ability to schedule messages to be sent. For example, I'd love to email my students via Quickmail Sunday at 5PM, but I want to compose the email Friday at noon. Thanks!
  • Picture of Javier Flaqué
    Wed, Feb 13, 2019, 11:56 PM
    I have version 1.7.6 installed and I have configured an alternative email account, but when I send the emails I send them with the default Moodle account. How can I solve it?
    Thank you.
  • Picture of Pete Howard
    Wed, Apr 10, 2019, 9:26 PM
    Will Moodle 3.6 be supported. We are planning an upgrade to 3.6 in the summer and would like to keep using Quickmail.
  • Picture of Eric Breton
    Fri, Apr 12, 2019, 10:26 PM
    Hello, I add my vote to the question : will be version 3.6 be supported by the plugin in a near future ?
  • Picture of Ron Coller
    Tue, May 7, 2019, 11:36 PM
    Our institution loves this plugin, we are currently running 3.6 and it is working. Although I would like it if the students could email the instructors, currently they can email each other and the instructor can email all the students, but is not a way for the students to email the instructor. I will add my vote to the plugin to be supported in 3.6

  • Daniel
    Wed, May 8, 2019, 12:10 AM
    Hi Ron,
    I am also in 3.6 and my students can send a message to the instructor.
    Look at your plugin configuration
  • Picture of Rafael Monterroza
    Thu, May 23, 2019, 11:26 PM
    Hello! I've been reading the code and I found very interesting all the changes that you've been doing since 3.5 version. I could also see in Github that you guys are very organized with the versioning of the plugin. At the moment, there isn't a tag created for 3.6, does it mean that right now the plugin doesn't officially support Moodle 3.6? Are you planning to release a 3.6 version here in the plugin directory?
    Thanks for sharing this plugin, keep up the good work.
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