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I have been sending email queries to volunteers in the "contacts in the group" area by checking their names and using the " Email send now (50 or less) action. These emails do not show up in email reports. Can I pull up the record/history of these emails in any way? For example I want to send a new message to the same list. Thanks, probably a beginner question.

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Using the "quick email" function (aka "send now to 50 or less") bypasses CiviMail - so they won't show up on CiviMail reports. If you need CiviMail functionality (e.g. reply/click-through tracking, reporting, reuse, scheduled emails, etc.) you must use CiviMail.

However, you can still pull up a record of these emails, either via Advanced Search or Activity Report.

Advanced Search

  • Search menu » Advanced Search.
  • In the "Activities" section, specify "Email" as the Activity Type, and some way of identifying the email in question - perhaps the subject line (see screenshot), or the date. enter image description here
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Also, if you want to track Bounces etc as you would for CiviMail, you can use the Transaction Email extension Fuzion created to help fill in this blindspot

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