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Mass Mail Users

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Description

The Mass Mail screen allows Users who are members of the "Super Administrator" group to send an email message to registered users for the site. Users can be selected based on groups.

How to access

Select Users  Mass Mail Users from the Administrator menu.

Screenshot

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Details and Message

  • Mail to Child Groups. Whether or not to send the Email to members of all child groups of the selected group. For example, if this box is checked and the "Public" group is selected, the email would be sent to all users, since all groups are child groups of "Public".
  • Send in HTML mode. Whether or not to send the Email with headers that identify it as an HTML document. Email clients that support this will render any HTML codes.
  • Send to Disabled Users. If checked, disabled users will be included when sending mail.
  • Recipients as BCC. If checked, all recipients will be included as BCC entries, so none will see any of the other recipients' Email addresses. Because many mail routers treat Email without a To: entry as spam, the site email will be used for the To: entry.
  • Group. Select the groups you want to send the Email to.
  • Subject Enter the Subject of the Email. Try to make it as descriptive as possible. Any text entered in the Subject Prefix parameter in Options (User Options → Mass Mail) will be placed in front of the subject you enter here.
  • Message. Enter the body of the Email. Any text entered in the Mailbody Suffix parameter in Options (User Options → Mass Mail) will be added to the text you enter here.

Toolbar

At the top of the page you will see the toolbar shown in the Screenshot above. The functions are:

  • Send email. Send the email and return to the main Mass Mail screen
  • Cancel. Closes the current screen and returns to the previous screen without saving any modifications you may have made.
  • Options. Opens the Options window where settings such as default parameters can be edited.
  • Help. Opens this help screen.

Quick Tips

  • To just send a private message to a user, see more on how to write a Private Message to a user.

Related Information

Administrative User Tasks

Related Help Screens Description
Users: Options
Users: Viewing Access_Levels In this screen you have the ability to look at a list of your Access Levels and sort them in different ways. You can also edit and create Access Levels.
Users: Edit Viewing Access Level Access levels control which users can view which objects on your site. Objects include menu items, modules, categories, and component items (articles, contacts, and so on). Each object in the site is assigned to one access level. User groups are also assigned to each access level.

If a user is a member of a group that in turn has permission for an access level, then that user can view all objects assigned to that access level. It is important to understand that user groups can be arranged in a parent-child hierarchy. If so, then a child group has access to all access levels that the parent group has access to. So you don't need to assign a child group access to levels that its parent group already has access to.

Permissions for Group The Debug Permissions report maps out the exact permissions for any given user group across all assets on your Joomla! installation.
Permissions for User The Debug Permissions report allows you to map out the exact permissions for any given user across all extensions on your Joomla installation.
Users: Groups User Groups control what actions a user may take on the site and which objects a user can view. This screen allows you to create, view, edit, and delete User Groups.
Users: New or Edit Group User groups play a central role in what a user can do and see on the site. Creating user groups is normally the first step in setting up the security system for your site.
Users: User In this screen you have the ability to look at a list of your users and sort them in different ways. You can also edit and create users, groups and access levels.
Users: Edit Profile In this screen, you have the ability to create a new user (if you clicked on the 'New' button in the User Manager), or edit an existing user (if you selected a user and clicked on the 'Edit' button in the User Manager, or clicked on the name of a user).
User Notes: Categories This screen allows you to look at a list of your user note categories and sort them in different ways. You can also edit and create user note categories and access levels.
User_Notes: New or Edit Category This is where you can add a new Category or edit an existing Category. Categories are used to organize the User Notes. Categories allow you to display related User notes together on a page and to filter User Notes in the User Notes Manager. All User Notes are assigned either to a Category that you create or to the special Category called 'Uncategorized'.
User Notes User notes are pieces of information which can be assigned to registered users on your Joomla! site. These notes can contain for example comments about 'offending' or 'difficult' users etc.
User Notes: New or Edit User notes are pieces of information which can be assigned to registered users on your Joomla! site. These notes can contain for example comments about 'offending' or 'difficult' users etc.

In this screen you can create an user note or edit an user note. The 'editor' will be the chosen 'editor' for the user editing the note. Examples: TinyMCE - JCE - Codemirror.

Front End User Interaction

Related Help Screens Description
Menu Item: Login Form Used to create a 'User Login Form' page for users to login to the website.
Menu Item: Password Reset Used to create a form which allows a user to reset their password with an email sent to the user's email associated with the account.
Menu Item: User Profile Used to create a form which allows a user to edit their profile settings.
Menu Item: Edit User Profile Used to create a form which allows a user to edit their profile settings.
Menu Item: Registration Form Used to create a default User Registration form for user registration. Default form contains basic information: Name, Username, Password, and Email Address.
Menu Item: Username Reminder Request Used to create a form which allows a user to request an e-mail with their username.