[Mass Email Sender] Select User Level

This question has been asked before, but I'd like to ask again -- Can we have a select box to chose type of users that will receive a particular "mass email" message?

By default, ANY user registered on ANY site receives a message when we send one out. But many of the messages I (the network admin) need to send pertain to the site owner/admin, and not necessarily their authors or their subscribers.

In fact, their authors or their subscribers don't even know we exist behind the scenes in many cases.

For example, several of our (sub-blog) users have MarketPress stores, and when someone registers on their site as a part of the checkout process, they then become eligible to receive the mass emails.

If I just want to send an mail to site admins to let them know we've installed a new plugin, or to inform them about network maintenance, how do I do that? Won't all users on the network will receive it, including subscribers, authors, and contributors?

  • nickd32

    It's certainly a tricky problem, since there may be many cases:

    a. Site admin signs up for a blog → they should be on my email list for maintenance notifications

    b. Site admin adds several users to his blog to help him (editors, admins) → those people might need to be on my email list for maintenance notifications

    c. Several people subscribe to that blog OR order products through that blog's MarketPress store → those people should NOT be on my email list for maintenance notifications. They probably don't even know we exist behind the scenes.

    d. We manually create a site for a "less technical" client and make them an "editor" on their own site for simplicity → those people should be on my email list for maintenance notifications.

    I came up with a potential solution:
    1. Use the "New Blog Defaults" plugin to add people to a specific site on the Network, say Blog 1. Add them as a "subscriber".

    2. On that site (Blog 1 in our example), activate the e-newsletter plugin.

    3. The e-newsletter plugin should automatically add all of Blog 1's subscribers to the email list. At least this takes care of case "a" and omits case "c" above. Case "b" might need to be added manually to the list.