The Mass Mail Component makes it possible for a Super Administrator to easily send an e-mail to all registered users or users in a particular group from within the Back-end of Joomla without having to start an external mail agent. It uses a completely basic text screen for the message to be entered into but this can be enhanced by using HTML code entered manually.
That is, 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.
To access the Mass Mail function, first of all login to Joomla Administrator Panel and go to Users-> Mass Mail User.
Mass Mail function contains mainly two things, first one is Details and second one is toolbar. Let’s take a look on these two.
Details: Details section contains the many functions which perform the specific functionality related to mass mail.
Mail to Child User Groups: Whether or not to send the email to members of all child groups of the selected group.
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: Whether or not to send the email to disabled users.
Group: Select the group you want to send email too.
Subject: Enter the subject of email.
Message: Enter the message of email.
Toolbar: It contains many buttons which performed the specific functionality for the Mass Mail Users.
Send email: Send the email and return to the main Mass Mail screen.
Cancel: Returns to the previous screen without saving your work.
Options: Options opens the screen where you can set user configuration such as component, mass mail and permission.
Help: Opens this help screen.
How to send mail with the help of wizards?
To create a new user, you have to keep some point in your mind.
Point 1: Login in Joomla Administrator Panel and go to Users-> Mass Mail Users
To send an email, first of all you have to perform some setting in Module Manager. Now go to Site-> Global Configuration.
Now select the ‘Server’ options.
Find out the Mail Settings, and fill all the appropriate information in required fields in this page.
Mailer: In this field, there are three options; PHP Mail, Send Email and SMTP through which you can send email.
From Email: This is email address is used by Joomla to send site email.
From Name: The name Joomla will use when sending site emails.
Send mail Path: The path where the Send mail program is located. This is typically filled in by Joomla during the initial setup. This path is only used if Mailer is set to Sendmail.
SMTP Authentication: If the SMTP server requires authentication to send mail, set this to Yes. Otherwise leave it at No. This is only used if Mailer is set to Sendmail.
SMTP Port: Most unsecure servers use port 25 and most secure servers use port 465.
SMTP Security: Select the security options your SMTP server uses. By default, none is selected; you might select either SSL or TLS too.
SMTP Username: This username is used by SMTP host.
SMTP Password: This password is used by SMTP host.
SMTP Host: The SMTP address to use when sending mail. This is only used if Mailer is set to Sendmail.
After filling all the information click on ‘Save & Close’ button.
Now again open the Mass Mail User by selecting Users-> Mass Mail Users, and fill all the appropriate information in the required field.
After filling all the information, click on ‘Save & Close’ button.
This is the complete description on how to use Mass Mail Users with help of wizards. I hope it might be useful for you and I am really thankful to you for reading this article.