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Blocks: Quickmail

Maintained by Picture of Buddy Ethridge Buddy Ethridge, Picture of jason peak jason peak, Picture of Robert Russo Robert Russo, Picture of David Elliott David Elliott
A block that provides selective, bulk emailing within courses. Developed by LSU.
Moodle 2.1, 2.2, 2.3

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.


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Picture of Buddy Ethridge
Buddy Ethridge (Lead maintainer)
Picture of Philip Cali
Philip Cali: Former Lead Developer
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  • Picture of David Elliott
    Wed, May 13, 2015, 11:46 PM
    Hello Kees Koopman. You can definitely edit the string file in the language file. Do you know how to do that? You can probably even do it through the moodle web site interface, I'm not sure though. .

    What info do you not want people to see?

    There isn't an option to disable the message inside of quickmail though.
  • Picture of Kees Koopman
    Thu, May 14, 2015, 1:09 AM
    Thanks, I shall have a look!
  • Picture of Adele Shemberger
    Sat, May 23, 2015, 6:03 AM
    So I'm wondering is there a quickmail version for 2.8 and 2.9? I see a download and install now button for 2.7, but nothing for 2.8 or 2.9. This is very critical to our program. We are currently using 2.4, but will be upgrading in a few days. I'm wondering if we need to move only to 2.7 to insure Quickmail is available.
  • Picture of David Elliott
    Sat, May 23, 2015, 6:26 AM
    Hi Adele Shemberger

    QM works in 2.8. The latest version does seem to have a restore and backup bug I'm working out currently. But other than that it seems to be ok. I know some other large universities that have been using it. LSU is still on 2.7. I will be uploading a new version of QM when we upgrade which I'm not sure when that will be.
  • Picture of Edward Chong
    Thu, Aug 6, 2015, 2:43 PM
    Does QM works for moodle 2.9.1+ ? I am currently facing a problem which my QM doesn't seen to work on my moodle 2.9.1+ as the email I composed doesn't reach to the target recipient. Installation are fine and I wonder if there's any thing I need to be aware of in configuration of QM. Please help me and I'am looking forward for the reply. Thanks.
  • Picture of Amanda Doughty
    Thu, Aug 13, 2015, 10:22 PM
    Atto autosave overwrites contents of history

    Go to Quickmail->View History
    Open an email.
    Wait for the time that the atto editor is set to autosave (default 1 min) 'Draft saved' will flash.
    Go to Quickmail->View History
    Open a different email.
    The content displayed is that of the first email opened. It is the same for every email.
    Turn JS off and the correct content is displayed.

    A record is created in editor_atto_autosave that is used to overwrite the content of every email text editor box.
  • Picture of David Elliott
    Fri, Aug 14, 2015, 1:53 AM
    @Edward Chong,
    QM does work for 2.9.1 , if there are no errors thrown it could be a problem with how email is set up on your moodle server. I can't think of any config setting related to QM that would affect that though. If you do discover something let me know!
  • Picture of David Elliott
    Fri, Aug 14, 2015, 1:54 AM
    @Amanda Doughty
    Thanks for bringing that to my attention! That's a pretty weird bug. I'll take a look at it soon, and maybe ask a Moodle core developer about Atto doing that.
  • Daniel McSweeney
    Sun, Aug 23, 2015, 10:33 PM
    two questions
    1. Any plans for an official 2.9 release?
    2. Any reports of issues when relaying to large groups. I've had user reports that emails to large classes fails (over 60+). Not sure if this is a relay issue on th exchange box or something thats a know issue in quickmail?
  • Picture of Yong Ra
    Fri, Sep 4, 2015, 11:19 PM
    In Moodle 3.0 DEV version, I get following error. The Moodle version is Moodle 3.0dev (Build: 20150903).

    Plugin "block_quickmail" is defective or outdated, can not continue, sorry.

    More information about this error
    Debug info: Missing $plugin->component declaration in version.php.
    Error code: detectedbrokenplugin
    Stack trace:

    line 807 of /lib/upgradelib.php: plugin_defective_exception thrown
    line 428 of /lib/upgradelib.php: call to upgrade_plugins_blocks()
    line 1640 of /lib/upgradelib.php: call to upgrade_plugins()
    line 433 of /admin/index.php: call to upgrade_noncore()
  • Picture of Francesco D'Amico
    Tue, Sep 8, 2015, 8:17 PM
    I have an issue using Quickmail.

    I have Moodle 2.7 installed and the latest version of Quickmail (2014042914 v1.5.0)
    I have a course set with separate groups. If I am using Chrome on my Windows PC I can send messages to everyone in that group. If I use my ipad when I try to send the email a message appears: There are no users you are capable of emailing.

    Any hint?
  • Frankie's the name, Moodle's my game!
    Wed, Sep 9, 2015, 2:18 PM
    I noticed that when I insert an image, the image does not appear in the E-mail that is received by a recipient. The recipient only sees the image rectangular bordr/outline. Bit the image itself is blank (white). Anyone else having this problem with Moodle 2.9.1?
  • Frankie's the name, Moodle's my game!
    Wed, Sep 9, 2015, 2:36 PM
    I suppose that "inserting an image inside a Quickmail message results in a missing image once the E-mail is received" problem is not a problem, but is inherent in how Moodle works (?):
  • Picture of bobby demers
    Tue, Sep 22, 2015, 5:49 AM
    I've just installed QuickMail into our Moodle (2.9+ Build: 20150618) and it won't add any of the groups to the recipient list (but they do show in the Potential Groups list).
    It shows a list of the teachers in Potential Recipients (who aren't in any groups) who I can add, but none of the students are showing in this list of Potential Recipients.

    Hope this is updated to work with 2.9 soon!!
  • Picture of Michelle Krill
    Fri, Sep 25, 2015, 11:52 PM
    We installed the quickmail block, but when we try to send an email to students we receive a message "could not email [student name]. I verified the email address is in the profile for students. Is there a system/server setting that could be causing the error?
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