This cool plugin is helpful for admins and for normal users. A comfortable AJAX interface helps to manage users, friends, external contacts, groups and messages. One can send bulk e-mail and SMS to a bunch of users or friends. You can easily search in your messages history.
Admins have more options then normal users, like delete or edit user data, block or unblock user, activate or deactivate.
SMS functions are supported. Please contact me for your use cases and special backend connections you want to have.
The instruction manual comes in form of some screenshots with comments. Please visit the projects home.
If you like the plugin, please click on the "Recommendations" link in the upper right.
- deferred mail was used as default FIXED (now default is send instantly)
- sender email adress was not correct set FIXED
Enhancements + features:
- upgrade to qooxdoo 1.4
- rather deals with contact email if available, fallback to email, if not available
- automatic polling for new e-mails
- change polling interval in settings
- message history changed to message center
- show inbox bevor outbox
- doubleclick on an email or a line in the mail table - large view / normal view
- added button for maximize the view
- allow copy and paste in read mail window
- quote the incoming mail into the mail answer
- set state of e-mail to read after 1 second
This is a pretty slick plugin. Recommended! I was looking for a way to look at contacts since the current interface is pretty clunky if you have a lot of contacts and this creates more of a "directory" feel. I had a couple thoughts that shot into my head as I used it.
@evolutio: Thank you for that commendation. Regarding new options - that is all a question of time.
I will develop this plugin for my own needs, as I need it and I think I will bring new versions online, if they are useful for the community. But as a professional I have to work in for payed projects and I have to give them a higher priority.
But giving the option to send mails or sms to groups (with serial mailer options like variables for the Name, etc.) is one option I thought about to integrate in the future.
You can send test SMS if you live in germany or many other countries my SMS provider (SMS gateway) supports. If you want to have your own solution you should first select a provider for your SMS delivery. Depending of taget countries etc the costs may differ. He should support SMS via http (all of them are able to do this, I think.) . Then I can customize a backend integration of your provider, but you have to pay for my effort.
Made it much easier to manage my ELGG site.
Having a bit of a problem sending out Mass-Mailers though.
In an earlier version of this pluggin, I could send out Mass-Mailers with no problem.
I have upgraded to the latest version 1.1 and now everytime I send out an email it says "Messages were saved for submission" But it never sends anything out, and I can't see where to actually send the mass-mailers.
There is nothing in the settings that I can see that would be preventing emails from getting sent out as soon as I press the 'send' button.
Any ideas would be swell.
@westor Having the similar condition as driftwork. unable to send email using the plug in. I have elgg 1.7.4. Tried it in ie9 and chrome. The email drops into the elgg inbox for that user but the notification to their registered email address is not sending. I tried changing the different combinations listed in Tool Administration>settings but none of the options send email out. You can ask me more questions if I missed anything.
it's running for me with the latest elgg release 1.7.
If you don't have cron configured to run with elgg, you have to set the cron option to "No", I think this is the default.
Did you try to send to an external contact or to a community user?
May be in dependence of your php version there could be an issue. Could you send me the part of your apache error log file, if there was an error logged?
@Westor, thanks for your response.
Strangely, when I activate 'debugging mode' and then go Elggman, it will not retreive the data and throws me this error: "Async(3) exception: Local error 2:Aborted getElggData"
If I turn off debuggin mode, I can then see my user data through Elggman but I can't 'debugg' the Elggman mail process because with debugg mode on, I the Elggman pluggin doesn't seem to want to work at all. I can see the shell but not the user data.
If you receive that Async exception, php trys to output something to the browser - a warning or an error. And that causes the XHR request to fail, becouse json data are expected and nothing else.
That sound to me like a problem with php version. Which php version do you use? And which elgg version?
My host allows us to have multiple domain names as I run multiple sites from one account. However, I notice there is a problem in that my elgg directory is a subdirectory on the account. It shows up as both xxx.com and xxx.yyy.com.
I get this error:
Async(1) exception: Server error 6: Permission Denied 
http:www.xxx.com != http://xxx.yyy.com Please make sure your domainname is set identical to domainname in your url.
In the site settings I use only xxx.com but I guess it makes a call to xxx.yyy.com.
Is there a work around? I can't code...