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Glockie 27 Sep 2012 15:18

Hi, does this mod have a HTML feature by any chance?
That admins can add HTML into their pm's to users?

DragonByte Tech 27 Sep 2012 15:21

vBMail does not deal with PM sending at all.

The mails you send in the Mailing Lists created by this mod are HTML enabled, though :)


Fillip

Glockie 27 Sep 2012 15:30

Aha!

Yes, my bad, I meant email - I'm also looking for a PM HTML enabled system too and was thinking about it when typing this out :D

Thanks for the quick reply and info! ;)

lazytown 12 Oct 2012 08:49

What exactly happens when a bounced email is detected? Several older mods handled this by disabling all their subscriptions and email notifications, and sending the user a PM why that has been done.

Does this handle bounced emails from things like thread subscriptions, or only newsletters sent out?

DragonByte Tech 13 Oct 2012 14:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by vissa (Post 2372472)
What exactly happens when a bounced email is detected? Several older mods handled this by disabling all their subscriptions and email notifications, and sending the user a PM why that has been done.

That's exactly what this mod does :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by vissa (Post 2372472)
Does this handle bounced emails from things like thread subscriptions, or only newsletters sent out?

It can only automatically handle emails sent via the script itself, I believe. However, it will still collect other bounced email and store them (presuming you have not enabled Automatic handling, in which case it will discard them).

In addition, we have a new feature in private Beta over at DBTech which seems to be correctly handling ALL bounced email :)


Fillip

lazytown 16 Oct 2012 03:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2372713)
That's exactly what this mod does :)

It can only automatically handle emails sent via the script itself, I believe. However, it will still collect other bounced email and store them (presuming you have not enabled Automatic handling, in which case it will discard them).

In addition, we have a new feature in private Beta over at DBTech which seems to be correctly handling ALL bounced email :)


Fillip

I'm really only interested in the bounced mail handling. I'm even willing to pay for that, but I assume private Beta means it's not even in a paid version?

jdj 16 Oct 2012 11:52

I'm currently looking at this mod to see whether it can produce HTML emails with images inserted from vBulletin 4 in much the same way that e.g. MailChimp or Vertical Response can.

The responses do say "html enabled" but I'm not clear what this means. Does this mean that you can design an email in this mod once it's installed in vBulletin 4, add some images and then send? Or do you have to manually add the html code yourself?

DragonByte Tech 18 Oct 2012 13:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by vissa (Post 2373306)
I'm really only interested in the bounced mail handling. I'm even willing to pay for that, but I assume private Beta means it's not even in a paid version?

Correct, but it will be rolling out to all versions in the not too distant future as it seems pretty stable :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdj (Post 2373397)
The responses do say "html enabled" but I'm not clear what this means. Does this mean that you can design an email in this mod once it's installed in vBulletin 4, add some images and then send? Or do you have to manually add the html code yourself?

This mod uses the CKEditor as its editor, there's absolutely not a HTML designer included. You should be able to paste HTML code, though :)


Fillip

killerford 22 Oct 2012 01:06

Does this send messages to all usergroups on the forum or via email?

DragonByte Tech 22 Oct 2012 14:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by Azaroth1 (Post 2374572)
I'm getting the warning that I have Suhosin set as too restrictive to allow vbMail to work properly.

Is this a major issue? What should I be changing?

This means you may not be able to configure usergroup permissions for this mod correctly, as Suhosin will in its infinite wisdom decide to crop off the remaining form elements until it's below it's arbitrary limits.

The error message advises you what to change - if that doesn't work, you will need to contact your host for advice on how to configure Suhosin as I unfortunately don't know :(

Quote:

Originally Posted by killerford (Post 2374926)
Does this send messages to all usergroups on the forum or via email?

Email :)


Fillip

oddmud 03 Nov 2012 15:00

It's not marking people with bounced email for some reason? I've sent out two emails and have had multiple bounces, but those users aren't marked with the bounce flag. What am I doing wrong?

DragonByte Tech 03 Nov 2012 15:02

By default, it takes 5 bounced emails before they are marked. You can change this setting in the vBulletin Options for this mod.


Fillip

oddmud 03 Nov 2012 18:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2378084)
By default, it takes 5 bounced emails before they are marked. You can change this setting in the vBulletin Options for this mod.


Fillip

I set it to two. Still not changing anything.

DragonByte Tech 03 Nov 2012 18:30

You'll need to re-run the Threshold Scheduled Task for vBMail to flag the new users.


Fillip

oddmud 03 Nov 2012 18:45

Just ran it, still those users aren't showing as flagged when I look them up.

Also when I look at the Bounce Mail List, it's showing nothing.

DragonByte Tech 03 Nov 2012 18:54

Please try running the Collect Bounced Mail scheduled task.

It's possible there may be a misconfiguration that's preventing vBMail from fetching the bounced emails, or you're using the Automatic handling and the receiving mail server stripped vBMail's headers before returning the email.

In the case of the latter, when vBMail sends emails it adds 2 special headers to the email that lets it know who it bounced from and from what mailing list.

In the Automatic mode, if those headers are missing from the return email, it will discard the email outright (it will believe the email is an email manually sent to your bounce email address).

Also, you should ensure that in Email Options (vBulletin, not vBMail) you set the Bounced Email Address setting to the same email you've configured for vBMail.


Fillip

oddmud 03 Nov 2012 18:59

There we go it's having some serious issues with collecting... I manually tried to run it and got a huge error.

Quote:

Fatal error: Could not open the connection to the mailbox, please check your configuration.
in [path]/dbtech/vbmail/includes/class_imap.php on line 87
#0 vb_error_handler(256, Could not open the connection to the mailbox, please check your configuration.
It looks like it's trying to log in, and not getting anywhere.

DragonByte Tech 03 Nov 2012 19:04

If you're running a cPanel based server, try running with IMAP port 993, Mailbox INBOX and Use SSL Yes.

Also, the IMAP User Name is bounce+yourdomain.com (assuming [email protected] is the actual email you created, of course).

You have no idea how much grief I had trying to log on from my email app before I learned to put a + in the login name instead of the @ :(


Fillip

oddmud 03 Nov 2012 19:07

Really? Wow, you learn something new every day. It's not cPanel, it's Plesk. I'll dig a little deeper, thanks for your help thus far. Appreciated.

DragonByte Tech 03 Nov 2012 19:11

I have no experience with emails in Plesk unfortunately :(

If it's anything like cPanel, it'll have instructions for how to log in using an email app like the one on your smartphone or Thunderbird, Outlook etc. The same login name that works for those apps should work here :)


Fillip

oddmud 03 Nov 2012 19:15

I guess this can't be used with the internal PHP mail() function.

DragonByte Tech 03 Nov 2012 19:22

I'm not 100% certain about that tbh, I guess that would depend on whether it's passing the headers correctly.

I tend to recommend using SMTP anyway since it's more robust.


Fillip

lazytown 23 Dec 2012 19:09

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2373983)
Correct, but it will be rolling out to all versions in the not too distant future as it seems pretty stable :)


Can you tell me if there have been any updates from the beta in Oct (1.1.7) to now? I was asking previously about it handling bounced emails from all emails sent out (pm notifications, threads subscriptions, etc). I was sent a beta link that supposedly did so, but haven't seen any progress or since then. I haven't tried the beta due to concerns it wasn't ready. Does the live pro version on dbtech include the ability to handle bounces from outside just this script's mailing list?

DragonByte Tech 23 Dec 2012 19:44

I haven't updated the files here on vBulletin.org, but the people who have tried out the cPanel/WHM mail server failure catcher code have not reported any problems, nor have we on DBTech :)


Fillip

dog-tag 13 Jan 2013 19:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by oddmud (Post 2378145)
Really? Wow, you learn something new every day. It's not cPanel, it's Plesk. I'll dig a little deeper, thanks for your help thus far. Appreciated.

With plesk use -
user+domain.com
SSL yes

I've just got it connected using that, waiting to see if the bounces process now.

DragonByte Tech 14 Jan 2013 13:47

You can test it by manually sending an email to your bounce handler (use an email not connected to your forum, or create a new one off your server) then manually re-run the Collect Bounced Mail scheduled task - if it catches the email you should be good to go :)


Fillip

marup 15 Jan 2013 15:29

Hi

i installed VbMail 1.1.7 on Vbulletin 4.2.0
when i try to run Manually Scheduled Option "DragonByte Tech: vBMail - Collect Bounced Mail" i have this error:

DragonByte Tech: vBMail - Collect Bounced Mail Fatal error: Could not open the connection to the mailbox, please check your configuration.

Imap user account is ok, i tried to configure in Mozilla Thunderbid and i can receive mail.
I don't use Plesk, but a dedicated server.

can you help me ?

Tnx

DragonByte Tech 17 Jan 2013 14:23

IMAP settings used for vBMail are different than SMTP settings which you use to receive mail.

Can you show me a screenshot of your settings - redact the password, obviously.


Fillip

marup 18 Jan 2013 10:03

2 Attachment(s)
Ok, see screenshots :)

DragonByte Tech 18 Jan 2013 14:39

Try the following alterations:
1. Set IMAP Host to localhost
2. Set IMAP Port to 993
3. Replace the @ in IMAP User Name with a +

Let me know if that works for you :)


Fillip

marup 18 Jan 2013 15:58

localhost ?
imap server is not the same of Vbulletin server forum.

DragonByte Tech 18 Jan 2013 22:11

Ah okay, disregard that particular change then :)


Fillip

Morrus 20 Jan 2013 16:29

I'm sure I'm doing something wrong, but I can't for the life of me get these emails to arrive. It says they're being sent, but nothing arrives. I get the other email notifications from the site just fine.

DragonByte Tech 22 Jan 2013 09:39

Do you have WHM on your server and access to it? If so, you can check for mail delivery reports.

Also, keep in mind that this uses vBulletin's mailqueue system, so you may just have a backlog that the cron job has not processed yet.


Fillip

DragonByte Tech 01 Mar 2013 23:36

vBMail v1.1.8
Feature: List-Unsubscribe header to allow email providers to aid users in unsubscribing
Change: Altered the language of the Unsubscribe portion of the email to make it more unique to each forum


Fillip

pgc-cs 03 Mar 2013 16:32

Is there any chance to put sending emails into background? I have almost 100 000 users on my forum and must wait over an hour with open tab to send emails for all of them... Or maybe an chance to speed it up?

DragonByte Tech 03 Mar 2013 16:42

It already is in the background, the page you see is not email sending but adding the emails to the queue :)

It's important that this is in the front-end so that any issues can be discovered.


Fillip

pgc-cs 03 Mar 2013 21:35

I know that sending is in background, but this adding take so much time in that amount of users. Maybe there's an option to speed it up?

DragonByte Tech 04 Mar 2013 15:36

No such option I'm afraid, this is as fast as it'll go :(


Fillip

lazytown 05 Mar 2013 00:25

Does 1.8 incorporate the 1.7 beta features of eliminated bounces from any type of bounce generated by the forum?

DragonByte Tech 05 Mar 2013 00:31

It was never about eliminating bounces from any type of bounce generated by the forum - it was catching a specific type of bounced email generated by a specific mail server software such as the one found in cPanel/WHM based servers.

And yes it does :)


Fillip

lazytown 09 Mar 2013 23:10

Just so I'm sure I understand -- forum is setup on a cpanel/whm server... If the forum sends out an email that generates a bounce from say a yahoo, gmail or hotmail address, this program will then modify the forum account that generated the bounced email: ex: removing subscriptions and notifying member via PM that their email address needs to be updated -- correct? (EXTREMELY USEFUL)

OR does the email receiving server have to also be a cpanel/WHM server (in which case this would be fairly useless).

DragonByte Tech 10 Mar 2013 16:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by vissa (Post 2409081)
forum is setup on a cpanel/whm server... If the forum sends out an email that generates a bounce from say a yahoo, gmail or hotmail address, this program will then modify the forum account that generated the bounced email: ex: removing subscriptions and notifying member via PM that their email address needs to be updated -- correct? (EXTREMELY USEFUL)

Correct :)


Fillip

maria bartolome 27 Mar 2013 11:16

send email HTML ??

DragonByte Tech 01 Apr 2013 01:30

Yes, this mod supports email sending with HTML :)


Fillip

DragonByte Tech 05 Apr 2013 15:38

vBMail v1.1.9
Feature: Improved logging details for Control Panel actions
Change: Changed the Branding display method to inject itself into the copyright footer (underneath vBulletin copyright) instead of the page footer.
Change: Changed the Branding Free Key to a more secure key.


Fillip

maria bartolome 05 Apr 2013 21:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2413481)
Yes, this mod supports email sending with HTML :)


Fillip

with images and links ?

maria bartolome 06 Apr 2013 10:31

how and where to send this email options HTML ??

Code Monkey 11 Apr 2013 07:06

Nice Mod except all the from addresses are [email protected] Which of course sends it into spam folder if your lucky, get's your IP spam flagged if your not lucky. Any ideas?

Code Monkey 11 Apr 2013 16:42

I was tired when I wrote the above. Let me give more detail.

Everywhere in the app the sender email address is displayed properly. But in the actual email received the domain is missing from the header of the email.

So instead of it showing the sender as [email protected] it shows it as [email protected] with the domain and trailing period removed. This will flag your emails as spam and either send them into a spam folder or most likely get you listed. Either outcome is undesirable but the latter is death to a forum.

Code Monkey 11 Apr 2013 17:05

Going over the header fully reveals that it is removing the domain from some sender and some receiver tags

Delivered-To: Domain present
Return-Path: Domain removed
Received-SPF: pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of [email protected] designates xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx as permitted sender) client-ip=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx; (this might send the bounce to google.com?

To: removed
From: removed
Sender: removed



Other emails I looked at from other sources including vbulletin default emails do not have this problem.

I hope this helps

Code Monkey 11 Apr 2013 17:09

I should add that the above is a gmail header. I can't view it in other headers since they never get through. Google is being nice because some of the info is there and they are using their own algorithm and not some really strict service like cloudmark.

DragonByte Tech 12 Apr 2013 02:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by maria bartolome (Post 2414680)
how and where to send this email options HTML ??

It's automatic :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Code Monkey (Post 2415670)
Nice Mod except all the from addresses are [email protected] Which of course sends it into spam folder if your lucky, get's your IP spam flagged if your not lucky. Any ideas?

Check the email address you've entered as From Email in the mailing list configuration.


Fillip

DragonByte Tech 13 Apr 2013 03:31

vBMail v1.1.10
Fix: Fixed an issue that could cause a vBulletin query to error out in some circumstances


Fillip

DragonByte Tech 11 Oct 2013 22:51

Update

Hotfix: PHP 5.4 Compatibility fixes


This does not guarantee the mod is error free on PHP 5.4, but it will take care of the reported errors. Thank you all for your reports :)



Fillip

andrew67 24 Oct 2013 03:02

I purchased this product and when I did a mailout it truncated all 3 links in the email and turned them all in to 404 errors which of course defeated the purpose of the email :)

Anyone had this problem ?

David Copeland 26 Oct 2013 18:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by andrew67 (Post 2455739)
I purchased this product and when I did a mailout it truncated all 3 links in the email and turned them all in to 404 errors which of course defeated the purpose of the email :)

Anyone had this problem ?

What VB version do you have?

I am thinking of using this.

David

David Copeland 26 Oct 2013 22:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2452379)
Update

Hotfix: PHP 5.4 Compatibility fixes


This does not guarantee the mod is error free on PHP 5.4, but it will take care of the reported errors. Thank you all for your reports :)



Fillip

Fillip, are you monitoring this thread?

Also, I attempted to register at your VB Forum and your system failed to send me an activation email. As a potential customer, I need to have a reliable means of communicating with you. Your forum contact link does not exist either.

David

DragonByte Tech 01 Nov 2013 12:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by andrew67 (Post 2455739)
I purchased this product and when I did a mailout it truncated all 3 links in the email and turned them all in to 404 errors which of course defeated the purpose of the email :)

Anyone had this problem ?

We have had no similar reports of this happening, please try disabling all other addons.

Quote:

Originally Posted by David Copeland (Post 2456481)
Fillip, are you monitoring this thread?

Not as closely as threads at our site.

Quote:

Originally Posted by David Copeland (Post 2456481)
Also, I attempted to register at your VB Forum and your system failed to send me an activation email. As a potential customer, I need to have a reliable means of communicating with you. Your forum contact link does not exist either.

What is your email provider?

Also, if by "forum contact link" you mean the "Contact Us" link then it does indeed exist :)


Fillip

DragonByte Tech 19 Nov 2013 22:41

vBMail v1.2.0
Feature: You can now manually prune bounced messages via the Bounced Mail List
(Pro) Feature: The SMTP settings in vBulletin can be overridden on a per-mailinglist basis


Fillip

daimpa 11 Dec 2013 22:34

Hi, I've a huge problem with bounced mails. Now I'm in the blacklist for spam :( Is this mod the solution to bouncing email? I've thousand of these:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.


DragonByte Tech 11 Dec 2013 22:46

This mod will indeed handle those kind of emails :)

You don't have to use the Mailing List component in order to take advantage of bounced mail handling either :)


Fillip

Stevenwi 15 Dec 2013 07:13

Installed :)

Marv 30 Dec 2013 07:46

Fillip,

this is great mod. No need to care about bounced eMails anymore!
But may I make 2 suggestions?

On my forums I have several people which just ignore to update their eMail-adresses. Shouldnīt bother me. But it does. Couldnīt you add an option to change the owner of a bounced mail to the usergroup 3? So they would be forced to put in a valid adress instead of their bounced ones.

I donīt make use of the mailing lists. There is just no use on my forums for them and Iīve only installed vbMail for having that neat little bouncehandling ;)
Iīve noticed that there are two new buttons in the usercpīs, related to the mailing lists and people are asking me, what the heck this should be and I have to say nothing you should care about. Guess Iīm not the only one with that. May be you could make the appearance in the usercpīs optional?

But, all in all, was a long time until somebody came up with a functional bouncehandler like this. Kudos, Fillip.

DragonByte Tech 31 Dec 2013 00:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marv (Post 2471274)
Fillip,

this is great mod. No need to care about bounced eMails anymore!
But may I make 2 suggestions?

On my forums I have several people which just ignore to update their eMail-adresses. Shouldnīt bother me. But it does. Couldnīt you add an option to change the owner of a bounced mail to the usergroup 3? So they would be forced to put in a valid adress instead of their bounced ones.

I donīt make use of the mailing lists. There is just no use on my forums for them and Iīve only installed vbMail for having that neat little bouncehandling ;)
Iīve noticed that there are two new buttons in the usercpīs, related to the mailing lists and people are asking me, what the heck this should be and I have to say nothing you should care about. Guess Iīm not the only one with that. May be you could make the appearance in the usercpīs optional?

But, all in all, was a long time until somebody came up with a functional bouncehandler like this. Kudos, Fillip.

Feature requests are best posted @ our forum (http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/forum.php) in the support forum for this mod, so that they're not lost to the mists of time here on vB.org :)



Fillip

Marv 03 Jan 2014 13:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech (Post 2471444)
Feature requests are best posted @ our forum (http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/forum.php) in the support forum for this mod, so that they're not lost to the mists of time here on vB.org :)

Fillip

Oh lord, another forum I have to register for? Mmpf...nah. Iīm on so many forums, I could never visit them all in a days - and you are not sooo old, that you couldnīt remember this little feature request.

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

;)

But - as a little reminder, Fillip, ...I mean, just in case.. :
the two fields in the usercp are also visible in the profile tab "about me"

Erm..ehh..sorry, have to go :D

DragonByte Tech 03 Jan 2014 13:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marv (Post 2472009)
Oh lord, another forum I have to register for? Mmpf...nah. Iīm on so many forums, I could never visit them all in a days - and you are not sooo old, that you couldnīt remember this little feature request.

Please understand that at the time of writing, we have 106 releases here at vBulletin.org.

I don't think it would be reasonable to expect us to be able to keep track of multiple feature requests for 106 releases, especially considering it's likely to be several weeks, if not months, until we next release an update for vBMail.

My fridge is also not big enough to contain that many magnets - the downsides of being a bachelor :)

For this reason, we request that people post feature requests on our forum, as we have an issue tracking mod (that we released on vB.org as DragonByte vBForms) that will remember the threads and organise them by each release, so that we can quickly see what feature requests are outstanding.

Personally, I don't believe this is an unreasonable request. However, if you do, then I can absolutely respect that - but please do not expect your feature request to be taken into consideration as a result.

Thank you for your understanding :)


Fillip

Alan_SP 03 Jan 2014 19:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marv (Post 2472009)
Oh lord, another forum I have to register for?

Actually, you don't have to register anywhere.

But, you want something for free and you have a hard time registering (which is free and actually takes no more than a minute to do) on a forum? Well, it looks like you don't care about this feature request at all.

Which, of course, is completely fine.

Marv 05 Jan 2014 13:50

May be my fault - but has the ironic part between the lines in my post above become some kind of lost in translation? Should be a joke, nothing more.

meissenation 11 Mar 2014 23:21

edit: I'm an idiot -- apparently having the php_imap extension enabled would help *facepalm* :lol:

korny 01 May 2014 20:08

Do I have to create a mailing list to have the bounce emails and other options to work? Can I not do a mailing list and just send out a mass email using the vb default mass email section and the bounce emails mod will still work?

DragonByte Tech 07 May 2014 13:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by korny (Post 2495716)
Do I have to create a mailing list to have the bounce emails and other options to work?

No, you can use the bounce management aspects of the mod without setting up a mailing list :)


Fillip

Killeglass 05 Oct 2014 23:34

Is there a way to delete test emails I sent while configuring it?


Thank you :)

DragonByte Tech 01 Nov 2014 19:24

vBMail v2.0.0 Beta 1

Subscription Log
  • Tracks every subscription/unsubscription event across all areas of vBMail
  • Records every piece of data available regarding any event
  • Browsable via the AdminCP

Maintenance: Mass Unsubscribe
  • Unsubscribe any combination of usergroup(s) from any combination of mailing list(s) in very few clicks
  • Compatible with the Subscription Log
  • Accessible under the DBTech - vBMail AdminCP menu group

(Pro) Require Subscription Confirmation
  • Requires users to click a confirmation link before they are fully subscribed to a mailing list
  • Controlled via vBulletin Options
  • Defaults to off


Fillip

DragonByte Tech 01 Nov 2014 19:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by Killeglass (Post 2517818)
Is there a way to delete test emails I sent while configuring it?


Thank you :)

Not at this time, sorry :(


Fillip

DragonByte Tech 09 Nov 2014 21:03

vBMail v2.0.0 Beta 2

Subscription Feedback
  • Asks for feedback after an Unsubscribe link has been clicked
  • Pre-determined feedback items, as well as a free-form text field
  • Emails feedback to "Webmaster Email" address


Fillip

DragonByte Tech 17 Nov 2014 16:59

vBMail v2.0.0 Gold

New Features:

Subscription Feedback
  • Feedback reasons can now be customised
  • Accessible via a new AdminCP area
  • Translatable via the Phrase Manager
  • (Pro) Add/Delete feedback reasons


Fillip

DragonByte Tech 23 Nov 2014 16:05

vBMail v2.1.0

New Features:

Mailing List History
  • Delete emails from history
  • Accessible to managers and mailing list owners

(Pro) Inactive User Reminders
  • Turn the system on/off
  • Include specific usergroups
  • Inactivity Threshold (Days)
  • Inactivity Metric (Last Visit, Last Activity or Last Post)
  • How many emails to send per user in total


Fillip

BasilFawlty 27 Nov 2014 20:46

I just installed this mod, but I need help. Maybe I just don't understand how it's supposed to work. Problem: I have a test user which is set up with as a regular user but also belonging to a special test user group called "Special Test." I set up a mailing list and set that user group to "Default Subscribed" However, when I click on "View Subscribed Users" in the Mailing List Manager, that user in that test group does NOT show up, nor does he get mail when I send mail from the meal list. However, when I look at the Subscription Log, I see that user has :Subscribed" but under "Mailing List" it says "N/A". So when I select a user group to be "Default Subscribed" in a mailing list, it seems to give them a subscribed status, but not subscribed to any list. What am I missing, or is this a bug?

Marv 27 Dec 2014 15:51

Hi Filip,

we were wondering, why our newsletter only reachs 7% of our users for quite some time now. Today I came across the field dbtech_vbmail_bounceflag in the vbuser table and wondered, why that field was empty for most users:https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2014/12/8.png

Q1: Could this be the reason, that we canīt reach most of our users anymore? The timeframe since this occurs would fit with the installation date of vbMail and the bounce handling.

Q2: Would updating that field with 0 unflag all users?

(And before I break something:
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

- is this the correct query to update the field with 0 ?)

cnczone 29 Dec 2014 04:42

Is there anyway to add all users to the vbmail subscribers list?

YOODA230 11 Jan 2015 05:18

Default Subscribed - If the intention is that the list of users marked set by default, so it does not work.
How do I can include all registered users....
Another question
How can I set the text direction to Hebrew text right to left

DragonByte Tech 12 Jan 2015 18:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by cnczone (Post 2529325)
Is there anyway to add all users to the vbmail subscribers list?

Not at this time, sorry :(

Quote:

Originally Posted by YOODA230 (Post 2531842)
Default Subscribed - If the intention is that the list of users marked set by default, so it does not work.
How do I can include all registered users....
Another question
How can I set the text direction to Hebrew text right to left

The "Default Subscribed" feature will subscribe all users who did not have a subscription status when saving the mailing list.

The text direction will follow what the user's language direction is set to :)


Fillip

lazytown 21 Feb 2015 11:23

Is this mod smart enough to know the difference between bounce reasons? For example, my server currently has all emails bouncing from ATT due to them blacklisting the server (temporarily). So the emails get bounced, but the reason in the bounce states it's due to being blacklisted. Will the mod know that and not block that user? So that the admin can possibly fix the problem rather than removing valid addresses? Thanks.

lazytown 21 Feb 2015 22:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by lazytown (Post 2538174)
Is this mod smart enough to know the difference between bounce reasons? For example, my server currently has all emails bouncing from ATT due to them blacklisting the server (temporarily). So the emails get bounced, but the reason in the bounce states it's due to being blacklisted. Will the mod know that and not block that user? So that the admin can possibly fix the problem rather than removing valid addresses? Thanks.

Also what does vbmail do if the bounce is due to a user over their mailbox quota?

DragonByte Tech 22 Feb 2015 21:45

All bounces are handled equally by vBMail. Due to the vast number of different mail server configurations and their specific ways of returning a bounce, vBMail simply treats all incoming email to the bounce address in the same way. It will increment the user's number of bounces by one.

Users who have been flagged for email change will have their bounce flag cleared when they change their email, or admins can unflag them manually via the User Manager.


Fillip

lazytown 25 Feb 2015 07:42

Will this work on emails that bounced before it was installed? I have a bounced email account with over a thousand bounces in it. If I install this will it process them correctly?

Marv 25 Feb 2015 09:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by lazytown (Post 2538657)
Will this work on emails that bounced before it was installed? I have a bounced email account with over a thousand bounces in it. If I install this will it process them correctly?

Nope, cause there will be no "bouncedfrom"-header in them.

lapiervb 25 Feb 2015 11:33

I do not email the members very often maybe a newsletter twice a year. The biggest issue I have is emails getting sent to the spam folder. Does this mod improve the percentage of emails that successfully land in the inbox?

astdirect 16 Mar 2015 20:32

First, brilliant mod !!

Only problem I have is that there are no PM's being sent to users who hit the bounce limit. Everything else appears working fine. Lite version

astdirect 16 Mar 2015 20:59

OK, found reason. I had reached my personal PM limit !! It turns out that a few of the PM's were sent (up until I reachd limit) but the rest of the bounced list did not receive a PM. Will they be sent a PM in due course now that I have increased my PM limit??

DragonByte Tech 06 Apr 2015 18:49

vBMail v2.1.1

New Features:

HTML Emails
  • Full HTML emails now fully supported
  • Requires <!DOCTYPE in the body of the email


Fillip

DragonByte Tech 27 Apr 2015 19:33

vBMail v2.1.1 Patch Level 1

Bug Fixes:
  • Certain replacement variables would not work if the email was sent in HTML mode


Fillip

DragonByte Tech 18 May 2015 19:50

vBMail v2.1.2

Changes To Existing Features:

Mail Sending
  • Saving a Draft as a Template no longer erases the draft
  • Saving a Template as a Draft no longer erases the template

Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed an issue with viewing the mail history that could produce a database error


Fillip

DragonByte Tech 04 Jul 2015 21:11

vBMail v2.1.2 Patch Level 1

Bug Fixes:
  • Subscribing to External mailing lists via the forum home block would not work as intended


Fillip

Raakin 18 Jul 2015 03:34

When we create a new mailing list with default subscription for a certain usergroup, it is not subscribing any user to that mailing list.


How can we subscribe only those users who have opted for receiving Admin email? using the default subscription after creating a new mailing list?

DragonByte Tech 17 Aug 2015 23:41

vBMail v2.1.3

New Features:

Inactive Users Viewer
  • Displays a paginated list of inactive users
    • User ID
    • User Name
    • Last Visit
    • Last Activity
    • Last Post
    • Whether this user is "bounce flagged"
  • Sortable by:
    • User Name
    • Last Visit
    • Last Activity
    • Last Post


Fillip

pjkcards 26 Aug 2015 02:11

Looks like a great mod, thanks for releasing it, and thanks for your time spent on supporting it.

Does it measure open rates? I'm concerned that much of our mass emails go into spam, and we want to fix that.

BGN64 06 Sep 2015 13:04

I just upgraded to 2.1.3 lite on vB 4.2.2 PL4 and get the following error on vbmail.php

Fatal error: Access to undeclared static property: VBMAIL::$version in /home/user/public_html/vbmail.php on line 214

BGN64 07 Sep 2015 11:26

Commented out

Line 114 'version' => '2.1.3',

This removes the error but I have not tried send an email yet.


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