Email allows user to send an email message to site particpants. Also it provides WYSIWYG editing, file attachment, group/section-aware recipient selection, and a field for specifying non-site participant email addresses.
On the Compose page, you can select recipient(s) from the pre-configured recipient view. If you want to send a copy to non-site-participant, enter the recipent's email address in the "Other recipient(s)" text field. If you want to attach file(s), click "Attach a file" to browse for a file on your computer. Enter a subject and a message. If the WYSIWYG editor is configured, you should be able to type messages using HTML formatting options. Finally check "Send me a copy" and "Append to Email Archive" if desired.
Note: File attachments will not be archived in Email Archive. Only the attachment details (file name and size) will be recorded.
NOTE: To complete the procedures on the Options page, you must be assigned a role with the necessary permissions. To determine your role, follow the directions in Participant Roles. For a basic understanding of roles and permissions, see Permissions and Roles Overview.
On the Options page, you can set Email defaults for the site: recipient view, send me a copy, Add to Email Archive, reply-to, and message format. (Also, only when sakai.properties has "mailsender.show.renaming.roles=true", the allowed role can rename the role names.)