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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-72564

Forum send post to mailing list

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    • New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Minor
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • 3.11.3
    • None
    • Forum
    • None
    • MOODLE_311_STABLE

    Description

      Request:

      Wouldn't be safer to use a "post to a mailing list server" approach when we send posts in forums?

      Modern mailing list servers, google, mailchimp have REST API to subscribe and unsubscribe members in their lists.

       

      Reason to do so:

      Many modern Moodle deployments are outside Universities and participants do not own a Campus email. Participants have emails from a variety of providers. 

      With current Forum architecture if we want to engage students and enable sending email to subscribers with every new post there is the risk to create a bottleneck. Even using a MTA, such as postfix, could lead to this situation. 

       

      For example we have courses of 1000 participants. that means with every new post the server sends out 999 emails. SMTP authentication might take ~ 1 sec and each email could take up several milliseconds to be send out. 

       

       

       

       

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            nikolasstylianides Nikolas Stylianides
            Andrew Lyons, Huong Nguyen, Jun Pataleta, Michael Hawkins, Shamim Rezaie, Simey Lameze
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