How could we go about sending a bulk email to all of our pupils/parents?
Would be nice if we can set up mailing groups.
Im sure there are plenty of ways of doing this but which way is best?
JJonas (18th October 2010)
Mass Mail will work but I dont think it will allow me to send to a group of emails. So no easy way to mail all of year 9 for example
We used Wisesoft Bulk AD Users (http://www.wisesoft.co.uk/software/b...s/default.aspx) to export the Y9 emails into a text file and then imported them into Mass Mail.
Bit of a clart on, but it worked.
I think that is going to be too complex is there something easier and free?
Thanks for that but really need a Windows based solution.
Any update on this as I have been asked to look at it again.
We are now using Gmail which is provided by our LEA (so its locked down)
What are the best bulk email apps on Gmail at the moment? I need to be able to centrally manage email groups and distribute those groups to my staff.
Not sure what the edu version of gmail is like for management tools - do you have a VLE that has email functionality?
Amazon are offering a bulk e-mail thing now, but you have to pay for it. I know GMail limit normal accounts for outgoing mail sent, not sure on edu though.
You know you can manage emails through Facility? This would make it a doddle to send to certain groups, like year groups, form groups etc.
I seem to recall a right-mouse click over a contact or student would bring up a menu that included 'email'. This could be an add-on, but I'm sure I remember this from Aylsham and I don't remember buying anything related to this.
Last edited by JPS; 27th January 2011 at 01:35 PM. Reason: addition
Two good options i think, 1) via your MIS, but it's not going to be free, either built-in function or via a third party supplier e.g. Schoolcomms or the others already mentioned.
2) via your mailing system. If you're on Google apps for education, then there are a number of solutions:
Google Apps Education Edition mail list limits - Google Apps Help
How to set up a mailing list using a spreadsheet - Google Apps Education Community Help
the last link talks about using groups as mailing lists. if it's locked down such that you can't do that, within your own account, you should be able to import your own mailing list via excel.
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