Ok, I need a bit of help with this one.

I have a website where I created a newsletter using Simplenews - works just fine, I'm sending some welcoming text + attached views of new things on site. But now I need to make something more with it.

I want to create new type of newsletter, that would be sent irregularly - or manualy as some would say. That is not a problem. Question appears here: I want admin to be able to create groups of users (manually again adding mails to the group etc.) for example, let's say I want to have two new groups for start:

  • group a
  • group b

And from time to time, admin needs to send a mail to all the email addresses in the selected group. How can I achieve that? Is even Simplenews a good idea in this situation? Or maybe there's some better tool?

Thanks in advance

  • do you know about OG?
    – monymirza
    Commented Nov 20, 2012 at 5:03
  • You mean Organic Groups? Only heard about it, but newer used it. I believe I should check it?
    – br0k3n
    Commented Nov 20, 2012 at 5:12
  • I checked Organic Groups and I'm rather sure it's NOT what I'm looking for. I must be able to create/manage at least few groups of subscriptions (based on email address, not registered users) and be able to send mass mail to selected group manually.
    – br0k3n
    Commented Nov 23, 2012 at 19:47

2 Answers 2


I guess Simplenews Roles modules can help you for creating the groups.

You can assign users to a specific role and then based on this roles you can send Simplenews.

For Eg.

User 1 and User 2 can be assigned to role A


User 3 and User 4 can be assigned to role B

Now you can use role A and B for sending Simplenews.

I guess this helps.


Simplenews exactly has this feature:

  1. First create groups here "admin/config/services/simplenews/add"
  2. Edit new content type and in "Publishing options" check "Use as simplenews newsletter"

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