A lot of similar questions show up in Google, but I can't find a solution for Drupal 7.

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I often use Views Bulk Operations for this, and send a tokenized email. I have it create jobs rather than sending everything all at once. But every year I sent an email to 18000 members.

Update: Sadly, token replacement (a key feature to do this successfully, unless you're sending the same message to everybody) seems to be broken right now in both 6.x-1.x and 7.x-3.x of VBO. See http://drupal.org/node/1348552)

The basic strategy:

  • Create a view of users
  • In D6, you make it a VBO view by changing the style; in D7 you do it by adding a "bulk operations" field.
  • When configuring the style or the field, tell it you want to send an email (or tokenized email in D6; make sure you have token_actions enabled).
  • Send the email. Use tokens in your email like
    • D6: [mail] and [user] - there are prompts to show you how
    • D7: [user:mail] and [user:name]. It's hard to figure out the right tokens for D7, but if you install and enable the Token module and then visit the admin->configure->system->actions and create an email action, you'll be prompted with the available options.

Things you'll want to do for testing:

  • Make sure you test locally so you don't make big mistakes
  • Use the Reroute Email module or another technique to make sure that email does not escape.
  • Create dummy users with Devel Generate module (part of Devel module)
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    I added detailed instructions. However, unless you don't need tokenized content you'll have to revert to an earlier version of VBO.
    – rfay
    Nov 21, 2011 at 18:54

You could use the Mass Contact module.

The Mass Contact module allows anyone with permission to send a single message to multiple users of a site, using its roles functionality.

  • +1 looks good, but it requires me to do some parsing on my end :-( Let's hope that I find an example in the docuentation
    – Mawg
    Nov 20, 2011 at 11:22
  • This worked great for me! It wasn't well documented at all, but the module does have a "config" link, and on the config page it tells you that the URL for the mass contact page is /mass_contact .
    – octern
    Feb 2, 2013 at 18:34

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