Drupal 6 Social Networking: Communicating with Users

Our users can communicate with one another, which is great, but quite often as an administrator the need may arise for us to communicate with a user or users on our site. It may be to remind them about the web site or to inform active users about new changes to the site, which they may not have been made aware of.

In this article, you will learn:

* About mailing lists, and how to use them with our Drupal social network.
* How to use an offline approach for contacting our users.
* How to use blocks of content to get a message across to your users.

You can find the article here: http://www.packtpub.com/files/drupal-6-social-networking-sample-chapter-...

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Drupal has a number of modules available for sending emails to our users. Many of them are still currently under heavy development, or had their development stopped after the release of a previous version of Drupal. One of these modules is Simplenews, which is a native Drupal system for managing newsletters.

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