Blocks: 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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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
Picture of jason peak
jason peak: Former maintainer
Picture of David Elliott
David Elliott: Former maintainer
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Chad Mazilly: Former Maintainer
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  • 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.
  • Picture of man span
    Thu, Jun 20, 2019, 6:03 PM
    after upgrading Moodle to version 3.7, Quickmail stopped working.
    I get the error message "There are no users you are capable of emailing."
    Are you going to test the plugin on 3.7 soon?

    best regards Manolis.
  • Picture of John Collins
    Sat, Jun 29, 2019, 3:51 AM
    We are also experiencing the "no users..." error after moving to 3.7. It looks like the JS code that defines the "mailto" hidden form field is not finding any selected users. Is this a known bug?

    John Collins
  • Picture of Stephen Overall
    Sun, Jun 30, 2019, 12:21 PM
    Hello: Will QuickMail support Moodle 3.6 (or 3.7) soon? I'm running Moodle 3.5 via a SAS provider (Software as a Service). Upgrading to Moodle 3.6 or 3.7 will remove incompatible add-ins and associated data such as QuickMail, a very useful tool which I'd like to keep using.
  • Picture of Frank Burger
    Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 8:31 PM
    Same experience with "no users you are capable of emailing" after upgrading to v3.7. I've not been able to find a workaround for this, so hoping for an update soon.
  • Picture of John Collins
    Thu, Jul 4, 2019, 2:25 AM
    I was informed that the version of Quickmail that is available in the Plugins directory is "V1"; if you want the new "V2" version, you need to download it from github ( This fixed the issue I was having after upgrading to v3.7. Thanks to Chad Mazilly for pointing me in the right direction...
  • Daniel
    Fri, Jul 5, 2019, 9:15 PM
    Hello Stephen,
    Yes Quickmail works well under Moodle 3.6.
    The problem is that we're all about to move to Moodle 3.7, if not already done!
    Moodle is evolving too fast.
    Sincerely Daniel
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