Sakai has historically handled site emails through the Email Archive tool, and (more recently) the Private Messaging of Message Center. But some legacy systems may have created an expectation for a modest email client within the LMS/VLE, and although private messaging within a discussion forum and high-priority announcement notifications can accomplish this purpose as a kind of workaround, they are not intuitive avenues for accomplishing this task.
Further, while the Email Archive tool is for sending messages out to an entire site membership, there is a need for a tool that can allow site participants to quickly target subsets of other site participants, either individually, by role, or by defined section or group.
- Basically, the version number of Mailtool is not associated with Sakai tags. So most stable and bug-fixed sources can be found in the trunk: https://source.sakaiproject.org/svn/mailtool/trunk/
- You can view all open and closed issue on Mailtool here: http://bugs.sakaiproject.org/confluence/display/MAILTOOL/Mailtool-related+JIRAs
RSF Mailtool --> Mail Sender
Georgia Tech has developed an RSF-ified Mailtool. It addresses many issues of the current Mailtool in recipient selection, email validation, group awareness. For more information on Mailsender, please visit the Mail Sender page.
- The source now lives in the core svn repository.
- Mail Sender is included as a core tool starting with the Sakai 2.9.0 release.