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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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)
Picture of Robert Russo
Robert Russo: Lead Maintainer
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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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  • Picture of Luciana Marins
    Thu, Sep 3, 2020, 11:05 PM

    Hello Yong Ra

    I followed your tip to download Quickmail available on the Github website: https://github.com/lsuits/lsu-block_quickmail and it worked perfectly.

    Thank you!
  • Picture of Gitika Khanna
    Mon, Sep 7, 2020, 3:16 PM

    I installed quickmail v2 plugin from LSU_37_GRADEBOOK git branch. My current moodle version is 3.5.2. The plugin was installed successfully. However, when I sent a mail to 33 participants, a message appeared "mail sent" but on viewing it under View message details section all the participants names were under failed or pending recipient.
  • Daniel
    Thu, Sep 10, 2020, 2:56 PM
    I installed Quickmail from the Github repository new version on several Moodle 3.8 and 3.9 platforms.
    It seems to work very well.
    It's a wonderful and indispensable tool.
    Thank you for your work.
    And live open source software.
    E-Learning Facile (France)
  • Picture of Peter Diedrichs
    Thu, Sep 10, 2020, 2:57 PM
    With the "Send now" option i the News Forum being quite useless, not overriding when the user has chosen digest notifications, and thus is not doing what the teachers think it does (sending the notification to all participants), the Quickmail block seems like an essential feature Moodle should incorporate into core!
  • Daniel
    Thu, Sep 10, 2020, 4:17 PM
    Yes Peter !
    Absolutely agree!
    Quickmail should be integrated into the core of Moodle to replace the ridiculous internal messaging.
  • Picture of Manibhushan Dharmadhikari
    Thu, Oct 1, 2020, 4:57 PM
    Hello Dear Members, when I installed this block on my moodle site (Moodle 3.8.2+ (Build: 20200428) I am getting error as "Failed or Pending Recipients 1
    We will continue attempting to send to these recipients until the message has been successfully sent." Moreover normal messages from moodle messaging (messaging bubble on top right) are also not getting delivered to email. user is receiving messages in moodle but email is not going. earlier when i sent messages the corresponding email is also delivered to students. Kindly advise on the matter. I will really appreciate any guidance. Thank you.
  • Picture of Alistair Spark
    Tue, Oct 27, 2020, 7:13 PM
    Not sure why it hasn't been updated here but new source control URL is - https://github.com/lsuonline/lsuce-block_quickmail
    And Issue tracker is at https://github.com/lsuonline/lsuce-block_quickmail/issues

  • Picture of Mazhar Hussain Malik
    Sun, Nov 1, 2020, 1:30 PM
    Manibhushan you need to firstly verify the outgoing email setting from the server tab, if the setting is correct and testing outgoing email is working then Quickmail should work, if its giving message to contact with admin then you need to login to your email account associated with moodle and allow MOODLE from the account setting (e.g if you are using gmail you need to go to account setting->security and then explorer the option to allow less secure applications). after performing these changes, try to check outgoing email first it it work then Quickmail will also be working. Good Luck
  • Picture of Brian Pool
    Wed, Dec 9, 2020, 9:27 PM
    I am having Quickmail fail at the end of a long email list. I am assuming it is timing out. Is there a LAMP setting that might prevent this. Out of 85 recipients, the last two are not getting the message.
  • Picture of Stephanie Worden
    Sat, Dec 19, 2020, 12:46 AM
    Komal - You need to go to the course you want to add Quickmail to, then Click "Add a block" and select the Quickmail block from the list of options. then you will be able to send an email.
  • Picture of Mathieu Domingo
    Mon, Jan 25, 2021, 7:03 PM
    can someone update the Usefuls links and the current version in last version ?
    Without it we can't translate all the new strings mixed
  • Picture of Scott Krajewski
    Thu, Apr 29, 2021, 2:25 AM
    Does anyone have a tip on how to get the text filters to be applied to the outgoing email? We want our TeK equations to be rendered before sending. In the old version this was done in an options array in blocks/quickmail/email.php . I'm not sure where to look now.
  • Picture of Terry Aulenbach
    Fri, Apr 30, 2021, 11:28 PM
    I am trying to figure out how to use Quickmail at the administrator level. Is there any documentation? I have added the block to my Dashboard and can get into "Quickmail: Compose Admin Message", but I can't seem to be able to filter a group of users based on role and category. It seems like it wants me to specify a username. There is also a blank box with no label. Any assistance would be most welcome as we plan to upgrade next week.
  • Daniel
    Sat, May 1, 2021, 1:43 AM
    I still have the version block_quickmail v2.2.0 2019012401
    which runs on Moodle 3.9. on my admin dashboard.
    I will try the update, hopefully it will still work!
  • Daniel
    Sat, May 1, 2021, 2:06 AM
    Indeed, with the new version I can no longer select the recipients.
    Probably because from the administrator's dashboard the message will be sent to all the subscribers of the platform?
    On the other hand, in a course, you can select the participants of the course.
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