Group Email Web Part by Bamboo Solutions
Many organizations use SharePoint lists to maintain information such as contacts, leads, and user information. With this user information readily available in SharePoint, organizations naturally want to use it for basic communication such as an e-mail message to the user community designated in a specific list or site. Group E-mail Web Part allows project managers or site administrators to send a group email to a SharePoint list, site or Active Directory group.
Configuring the Web Part allows you to select site groups that are allowed to send group e-mails, determine whether you want to send e-mail to users in the SharePoint Portal or Active Directory distribution group. If you select SharePoint Portal, you have the option to send e-mail to a specified list of users or the entire site. If you select Active Directory, you must enter administrative credentials to access Active Directory Services to retrieve the security and distribution groups you specify. You can then select an e-mail template by selecting to use e-mail body text already set up in Content Editor Web Parts already created on the same site. From there, enter an e-mail subject, a from e-mail address, whether you want to use SMTP or a server side default e-mail client, and specify a pop-up message that displays when the user mouses over the e-mail icon in the Group Email Web Part. To use the Web Part, users just click the e-mail icon displayed to start writing the e-mail.
- Send bulk e-mails to all users in a SharePoint site.
- Send bulk e-mails to all users in a list, such as a Contacts list, using the list's e-mail address field.
- Create and send e-mails based on an existing e-mail template.
- Filter the list of e-mail addresses through a standard list view.
- E-mails can be sent through desktop email client or via server side's SMTP.
- Send group emails to Active Directory security and distribution groups.
- Select custom site groups as well as standard groups to restrict which users can send group emails.
Average user rating from: 3 user(s)
Does not work well with email client
The web part is good overall but there are minor quirks that need to be fixed.
2. There is no easy way to add email template. Email template field in settings is empty.
Limited Value for External Email
Bug renders it useless for sending HTML emails, file attachments etc. Even with a premium support contract, you have to buy custom consulting for support to get around it.
Uses Telerik's RAD Editor
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group email tool, recommend for administrative use
It's a simple tool to use and was very easy to implement. Great for quickly sending information to a list. Has basic features needed to send email to an AD or a list. However, not a good solution for anyone looking to use this for external communication, such as to prospects. It has no advanced features such as unsubscribe functionality and I couldn't find a way to view records of sent emails.
We decided to go with the more advance email tool (will be looking at the newsletter tool by Sharepoint XXL), but it is a nifty tool for administrative use and I'd definitely recommend it for this.