Mailing your community

Contact fellow community members by email to give them the latest community news. You must be a member of a community to mail members of that community.

Before you begin

To send email to your community, email must be configured to display in your deployment. If the administrator has disabled email for your deployment, the Mail Community option does not display.

About this task

You can send email to other community members directly from your community. There is no limit on the number of people that you can email, however, you cannot specify individual members of the community as recipients. You must send the notification to all community members or community owners only. Choosing the option to send the notification to all community members means that the email is also sent to community owners.

You cannot send emails to groups.


  1. From the community's Overview page, select Community Actions > Mail Community.
    Note: You must be logged in to Communities to access the Community Actions menu.
  2. Do one of the following.
    • To send the notification using your default email client, click Click to compose using your default email client.
    • To use the email form provided:
      1. Specify the recipients of the email.
        • To send the message to everyone in the community, select Owners and Members.
        • To send the message to community owners only, select Owners Only.
      2. Enter a title for your message in the Subject field. The title is prefixed by the name of the community by default.
      3. Type the content of your message in the Message field and click Send.

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