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TheLastSuperman 04 Jul 2011 17:57

/me tags :D

DragonByte Tech 04 Jul 2011 18:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ocean-Wonders (Post 2216665)
Can you import a mailing list into it i.e a mailing list generated by vb ?

Not yet, in the future we will be looking to adding support for more types of mailing lists, and that's when we'll be looking at importers :)


Fillip

Alfa1 05 Jul 2011 00:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by mokonzi (Post 2216191)
vBMail has a threshold feature, meaning an email address can bounce x amount of times before it will be unsubscribed. It uses the standard bounce header to control what it classes as 'real' bounces, but also (as it uses an IMAP email address) list all emails coming to the bounce email address and allows you to manually mark it as 'bounced' mail (for example mailbox full problems don't count as a bounced mail, but you could set it to bounced after the 72 hours mail that often comes).

Once it's marked a user as bounced and processed them (by hourly cron jobs) it then unsubscribes them from all mail lists AND turns off all the email related features within vB's standard install (I'm not sure how it would fare with any non DBTech mod's email features atm).

Thanks Mokonzi. Thats very helpful. Could you elaborate on how it use the bounce header to define a bounce? Does it look for certain phrases? Many bounce headers do not have useful information anymore these days and many email providers use their own system/way to alert about bounced email.

Once vbmail marks a user as having an invalid email account, then is there a possibility for the admin to restrict the account? Such accounts are mainly from inactive users or from spammers / trolls.
My site benefited greatly from restricting accounts with inactive email addresses. Spam and trolling went down drastically.

doopz 05 Jul 2011 09:21

Great! Will be testing this out later this week

DragonByte Tech 05 Jul 2011 17:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alfa1 (Post 2216798)
Thanks Mokonzi. Thats very helpful. Could you elaborate on how it use the bounce header to define a bounce? Does it look for certain phrases? Many bounce headers do not have useful information anymore these days and many email providers use their own system/way to alert about bounced email.

The most common form of bounced mail is one that sends back all the headers that were sent with the original mail.

vBMail adds a specific header which it then checks for in the bounced mail body. If found, it does some validation checks, and if it's valid it flags it as a bounced mail.

Those bounces that do not follow this standard are either discarded (Automatic mode) or flagged as Unknown Mail (Manual mode).

For maximum "cleanliness" you would set it to Manual mode, then manually edit each mail that did not follow the aforementioned standard, ensuring the mail address is correct (for instance, mails that have been delayed 24/48/72 hours will show as originating from [email protected] instead of the bouncee) and setting the bounce flag to yes.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alfa1 (Post 2216798)
Once vbmail marks a user as having an invalid email account, then is there a possibility for the admin to restrict the account? Such accounts are mainly from inactive users or from spammers / trolls.
My site benefited greatly from restricting accounts with inactive email addresses. Spam and trolling went down drastically.

That is not currently possible, due to the fact that there's a chance for false positives (i.e. people using their own domain name's emails, and their site had a temporary problem, or their data center has issues receiving mails from any IP from another data center - this is a real concern, we had this exact issue with Mokonzi himself over there) which would have an adverse effect on a forum.


Fillip

Alfa1 05 Jul 2011 21:28

Thanks for your explanation.

DragonByte Tech 08 Jul 2011 20:56

vBMail v1.0.3 (Gold)
* Feature: "Can View Mailing List" permission that acts as an override for the "Cannot View Mailing List" permission for those with strange usergroup matrices
* Change: There's now a link to the Manage Keyword Subscriptions page in the footer of an email
* Change: Moved permission checks out of the mailinglist_bit template to make updates easier


Fillip

maximutt 09 Jul 2011 01:44

Can anyone post some screenshots of what a finished newsletter looks like using this mod?

Thanks. :)

DragonByte Tech 09 Jul 2011 01:51

Any way you want them to look :)


Fillip

DragonByte Tech 10 Jul 2011 22:39

vBMail v1.0.4
* Fix: Users with "Receive Admin Emails" turned off will no longer receive any emails regardless of their subscription status, for real this time.
* Fix: Valid Fields error on saving UserCP options


Fillip

wampforum 11 Jul 2011 09:53

Can I ask whether its possible for people to sign up to this mailing list without been a forum member?

DragonByte Tech 11 Jul 2011 13:17

It is not, though a future Pro version will support external mailing lists :)


Fillip

Alecsmith 11 Jul 2011 15:14

Tagged for now will install after upgrading VB 4.1.4 :D

stemmy 15 Jul 2011 01:12

Why does the cron job return a fatal error even though all my email settings are correct ??

DragonByte Tech 15 Jul 2011 01:30

I don't know, you didn't post an error message so I can't advise.


Fillip


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