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Sjoerd
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Apr 30, 2015 - 8:33 am

Hi on request of the moderator now in the right Forum:

sending emails to user groups (only) by the Moderator (or Admin) is usefull for me when doing projects. For now I found a separate plugin called 'Email Users' that could be of help. However when this would work from within the Simple:Press forum you could mail a subgroup (e.g. those who did not login for a while, those who only participated in 2 of the 20 topics etc.). Maybe it is important to explain that I want to use the platform for projects that only last 3 days to 2 weeks or so. 

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Yellow Swordfish
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Apr 30, 2015 - 8:54 am

I suspect the nearest we can offer - out of the box - is the private messaging plugin. This does allow you to send a PM (and potentially an email notification of the PM) to all users in a specific user group.

We do not have an email application as such I am afraid.

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Apr 30, 2015 - 10:42 am

OK, no problem. Just a thought (however I am not a developper)... maybe the Announce plugin could have an option to do this. 

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Mr Papa
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Apr 30, 2015 - 11:13 pm

announce plugin is for posting an announcement in the forum...  just as easy to send a pm (maybe easier) to usergroups than it would be when making an announcement (UI wise and maybe code)...

but your request has been noted...

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Sjoerd
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May 1, 2015 - 4:56 am

PM's (and announce) are only read by the users when the user group visits the forum (unless they subscribe to a announce topic). I need a tool to reach them also when they did not visit the forum or subscribed.  

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Yellow Swordfish
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May 1, 2015 - 5:09 am

They will be notified by email that there is a PM to read however - although they can opt out of this in their forum profile settings.

I honestly do not know of there are any WP email plugins available that can take a custom database query to determine recipients but it might be worth taking a look for one...

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Mr Papa
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May 2, 2015 - 12:02 am

I guess I would add that if you want a custom plugin for emailing message directly to usergroups, you could use our custom plugin service...  we could give you a quote to develop this for you...  

this is our first request for something like this so its frankly, quite low on our priority list...

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Sjoerd
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May 3, 2015 - 3:26 am

Yellow Swordfish said
They will be notified by email that there is a PM to read however - although they can opt out of this in their forum profile settings.
I honestly do not know of there are any WP email plugins available that can take a custom database query to determine recipients but it might be worth taking a look for one...

So the standard setting here is ON and users will receive the email that a PM there to read?:  Help text: "If enabled, users may choose to enable or disable emails for themselves in their profile".

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Yellow Swordfish
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May 3, 2015 - 3:28 am

yes - as I said above.

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