If we define "From email address" then any user can use any of these addresses to send an email through the CiviCRM. Is there any way to disable the selection of these addresses for specific roles?

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You can try following:

  • Go to Administer-> Customize data and Screens-> Navigation Menu and select Mailing.
  • From mailing option, do right click and edit on 'From Email Address'.
  • In the next window, you can choose permission to that particular menu under 'Mailing'.
  • After choosing permission for menu, assign that permission to the role you want.

With this you can give permission to single submenu.

If you want restrict unauthorized user, simply do not assign the permission to anonymous user

  • Clever idea! Have you tested it?
    – Flying
    Commented Oct 27, 2015 at 7:33
  • Thanks Rohan but we refer to the "From email adress" functionality on the sending email process and not to the access on the configuration form or menu. Commented Oct 27, 2015 at 8:26
  • Ok....................
    – 1990rk4
    Commented Oct 27, 2015 at 8:27

I write a first approach extension to achieve this question. Needs more test and go further but I think it's a good start. We already have the extension running in our production environment.

Feel free to try it.




This is a good idea - but one that's not currently implemented in CiviCRM. If you have access to a developer you could write an extension to achieve this. You might also submit it to the CiviCRM paid issue queue.

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    Seems like just adding a permission (I know easier said than done) like "Send email using Site From Email address" would work. IF the user/role doesn't have that permission then they are only allowed to send using their email address.
    – frTommy
    Commented Oct 25, 2015 at 3:05
  • @frTommy - I agree, if the goal is to achieve all-or-nothing functionality, this isn't so bad. When I saw this, the first thing I thought was that someone will want people to send as any "From" address EXCEPT for a particular one - coding the permission on a per-address level gets hairy! Commented Oct 26, 2015 at 14:40
  • I found some related unfinished work at ACL or Drupal permission to allow certain roles to choose between the "From email addresses" aproaching to the solution. I dont know if @kasper-souren could tell us something about it? Commented Oct 30, 2015 at 23:21

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