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Ward email Broadcast

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:56 pm
by simonmudge
Is it possible to email all the ward members from LDS.org? If so how?

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:30 pm
by jdlessley
Yes. From Leader Resources certain leaders can do this. I do not know those besides the bishop who can do this but others may have access to this list. Currently there isn't a way for the ward membership at large to do this.

Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:40 pm
by jnjnelson
On the http://classic.lds.org site under "Stake and Ward Websites" there is an "Email Broadcast" functionality under "Administrator Options" that allows sending an email to everyone who is subscribed to any list ("E-mail All Ward Users"). However, I don't see anything similar under the new Tools options yet, and I am our Ward Website Administrator.

I don't use the "Email All Ward Users" function very often, but when I do, it is most useful and I have yet to receive any complaints for using that functionality for "official" ward business.

Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:06 pm
by aebrown
jnjnelson wrote:On the http://classic.lds.org site under "Stake and Ward Websites" there is an "Email Broadcast" functionality under "Administrator Options" that allows sending an email to everyone who is subscribed to any list ("E-mail All Ward Users"). However, I don't see anything similar under the new Tools options yet, and I am our Ward Website Administrator.

The Leader Resources area of lds.org is not available to ward website administrators; at the ward level it is only available to bishopric, executive secretary, and clerks. And as jdlessley mentioned, the available sending options also differ among those various callings.

Parts of the Classic stake and ward websites will be retired soon, but I don't know of any particular schedule for the retirement of the email options on the Classic site.

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Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:45 am
by kingdomofheaven83
It seems to me that the EQP should be able to email broadcast to the EQP and same for the Relief Society President. This handicaps the leaders of the ward beneath the bishopric and forces a member of the bishopric to email broadcast for the leader. I suggest changing this policy.

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:35 pm
by jdlessley
This is not a policy. It is a programming priority issue. The e-mail capabilities are still being developed. These capabilities will be added at a future date.

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:44 pm
by russellhltn
The messaging system is part of the leader portal. I don't know as it's been developed beyond supporting Bishoprics and Stake Presidencies.

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:40 am
by nbarss
Anyone know why there is no field to enter Bcc? I'm a stake clerk and we're using this system to send weekly email broadcasts to various leaders in the wards - so there are over 100 recipients. I'd love to Bcc them all and avoid the HUGE string of email addresses at the top of the message. It looks like the Bcc is intended to be an option because there is a place on the page design for it, but there is no text entry field so I can't use it....?

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:58 pm
by geowizrd
i haven't tested every possible scenario, but apparently the programmers in their wisdom automatically put all entries from the "leaders group" in the "recipients" field, while all from the "members group" go in the "bcc" field, but you can't manually change that. also i have noticed that if you try to include an email address not tied to a membership record, the system will give you an error message saying that the email could not be sent, however, it sends it anyway to all the other recipients. hopefully as the system matures more flexibility and control will be allowed at the local level (where it's NEEDED)...but that's just me hoping!

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:17 am
by jcarroll
What is the latest on this issue? Any change to BCC? (cf. discussion Ward Website Admin - Email Broadcast Function).