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vBMS : vBulletin Mail System
Mod Version: 3.0.0p, by Krofh (Member) Krofh is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.5 Rating: (21 votes - 4.86 average) Installs: 241
Released: 01 Mar 2007 Last Update: 15 Mar 2007 Downloads: 2580
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files Is in Beta Stage  

vBulletin Mail System

Finally, for vBulletin 3.6, there is a port from filburt1's original hack. For those of you who aren't aware, he essentially declared it open source, and it's been a bit of a wait for someone to fix it up... I've wanted it for my site, too, so I finally sat down and just did it.

What is this?
The vBulletin Mail System is a way to give your users webmail access from your site. They can have a [email protected] address, send and receive emails and attachments, etc. Options such as mailbox quotas, limits on numbers/types of attachments, a message trailer ("Free mail at yourwebsite.com!") at the end of each message, etc. are all available as well.

Please note: this is a pre-final version. As far as I have seen, it is working so far for me, but I have not tested it completely and thoroughly and it's very likely there'll be a number of bugs popping up. However, I have successfully been able to install this on a clean board, exchange emails regularly (including attachments), go through all the basic options/etc. without any errors popping up, so it should be fine. Still, make sure you back up your database before installing this, just due to the nature of its "beta"-ness.

To install: upload all files from the "upload" directory to your server in the proper directories. Then, navigate to admincp/vbms_install.php on your server and run the installer. It will make several template additions. If your navbar or header templates hav been modified, it will not be able to do it automatically, and you'll have to add these edits yourself.

In template navbar, find:

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

Add after:

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

Find:

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

Add after:

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

In your ACP, there should be a new set of options in a "vBulletin Mail System" category. That set of options is your main set of management stuff, and is pretty straightforward.

Feel free to post with any bugs or questions you find, etc. I'm trying to get this working again thoroughly, for all of us.

FAQ
  • Is POP support available for my users?
    No, this is similar to a webmail system.
  • What is a catch-all email address, and how do I set it up?
    A catch-all address is an email address that any mail sent to your server that isn't picked up by another account will go to. For example, if someone sends an email to [email protected] and you do not have a "randomgibberish" account defined, it would forward to your catch-all account that you have set up, such as [email protected].
  • Can I run this if my server doesn't let me have a catch-all mail account?
    Yes, but it's not recommended. As has been suggested by a few members, you can set up one mail account to the be "catch-all" and have vBMS connect to that, then set up mail accounts for each member who wants one and have it forward to the catch-all. All this has to be set up manually with your web host, and takes a great deal of willpower and availability from the website administrator, and is thus not recommended.
  • I'm receiving the following error:

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

    If you're getting an error similar to this, you do not have IMAP functionality available in PHP. Find your php.ini file on your server (usually /usr/local/lib/php.ini on Linux, C:\Windows\php.ini on Windows), and find the extensions section. Uncomment the line ";extension=php_imap.dll" (that is, remove the semicolon at the beginning) and restart your web server. If you don't have access to your web server to do this, contact your web host about installing IMAP support for PHP. If they won't do it, then this hack is not for you.
  • I can't connect to the mail server, with this error:

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

    First, make sure that your port number and server information are right. Some mail servers are on non-default ports (this is common), and some you may have to connect to a different host besides localhost (this is very rare). Also, try using the "Force no-TLS connection" option in the vBMS Options in the ACP.
  • I can connect to the server just fine, but it won't get any email!
    Check the "Mail checking logs" in your ACP (under the vBulletin Mail System area). If there are no logs, then the cronjob probably isn't running. If there are logs, see if there are any errors in there. If it's checking the mail account fine and simply says there are no messages, check with a webmail to see if the catch-all account is even receiving mails. If the webmail shows that the account has mail stuck in it and vBMS isn't picking them up, but vBMS is saying it's checking the account alright and finding 0 messages, then you're likely connecting to the wrong account. By doing these steps, you should at least be able to figure out where the problem is occurring.

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  #331  
Old 04 Sep 2007, 06:54
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Real name: Christopher Matuszak
any news on this mod? I am desperately waiting for this mod to be updated....

If you need help email me... i do alot of php and vbulletin modificationswork but i dont know what you have done.....

amysticallegend at hotmail dot com
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  #332  
Old 04 Sep 2007, 07:26
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Real name: Demetrius
No need of help , we got it whipped already, built a whole NEW e-mail class for this, because we branched off the lame imap module. Takes time to perfect to make flawless...

Status reports:

1. Built a whole new e-mail class
2. Tested by building a new product that'll send e-mail to PM supporting all text and html, html is converted to bbcode
3. Built our own class for html to bbcode

That's in a weeks time so far in between our other projects!

Now that being said it's about the same setup:

1. Create a catch-all account, forward all catchalls to this one account
2. New script will then handle the delivery to the end-user (member)
3. That's it No needing to worrying of having so many requirements met before installing! Plug-in and go is the key here.

Will be soon, and not saying a day or time when, it'll be announced here accordingly when we create a new thread for this so you all can branch over.
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  #333  
Old 06 Sep 2007, 17:42
rs2cheating rs2cheating is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Originally Posted by blogtorank View Post
No need of help , we got it whipped already, built a whole NEW e-mail class for this, because we branched off the lame imap module. Takes time to perfect to make flawless...

Status reports:

1. Built a whole new e-mail class
2. Tested by building a new product that'll send e-mail to PM supporting all text and html, html is converted to bbcode
3. Built our own class for html to bbcode

That's in a weeks time so far in between our other projects!

Now that being said it's about the same setup:

1. Create a catch-all account, forward all catchalls to this one account
2. New script will then handle the delivery to the end-user (member)
3. That's it No needing to worrying of having so many requirements met before installing! Plug-in and go is the key here.

Will be soon, and not saying a day or time when, it'll be announced here accordingly when we create a new thread for this so you all can branch over.
Very nice. Will we be able to input different incomming and outgoing ports? Since my host has two different ones.
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  #334  
Old 12 Sep 2007, 02:10
Megatr0n Megatr0n is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
When will it be released?
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  #335  
Old 12 Sep 2007, 02:20
scan-pa scan-pa is offline
 
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Real name: Peter Kirk
Originally Posted by Megatr0n View Post
When will it be released?
The new coder has asked that people do not post asking this question, read a few posts back. He states they will post a link to the NEW thread for this product when it is ready.


Good things come to those who wait.
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  #336  
Old 12 Sep 2007, 02:30
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Originally Posted by scan-pa View Post
The new coder has asked that people do not post asking this question, read a few posts back. He states they will post a link to the NEW thread for this product when it is ready.


Good things come to those who wait.
Excellent - I am looking forward to this. I bought a commercial version of the VBMS awhile ago, and have been wanting to reinstall it on my 3.6.8 board.
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  #337  
Old 12 Sep 2007, 15:48
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Location: N.Devon
Just Installing this, it's been on the

Step 1 of 13: Testing Settings… page for about 20 Mins.... is that right.....


Now 40 Mins

well over an hour now, so have just canceled and started again.

Last edited by Derekclarke; 12 Sep 2007 at 17:02. Reason: update time
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  #338  
Old 13 Sep 2007, 17:35
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Smile

I have this message:

PHP imap extension Failed (not loaded)
Suggestion action: Ask your host to recompile PHP with the imap extension, or if your host uses Windows, to enable the imap extension in php.ini.

But I have imap,it is with Cyrus-Imap.

There is a way to work this with Cyrus ?
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  #339  
Old 21 Sep 2007, 05:32
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Thumbs up How to set no notify email by default

I use this version VBMS almost with no problem for 1 month

i just want to ask


How to set no notify email by default for all user



where file need to edit
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  #340  
Old 21 Sep 2007, 07:28
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Originally Posted by yoyoyoyo View Post
Excellent - I am looking forward to this. I bought a commercial version of the VBMS awhile ago, and have been wanting to reinstall it on my 3.6.8 board.
from where u bought commercial version?
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  #341  
Old 21 Sep 2007, 12:59
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Originally Posted by yahoooh View Post
from where u bought commercial version?
from filburt at webdesignforums.net when it was available - that was for vb3.0, and included a developers license

Last edited by yoyoyoyo; 21 Sep 2007 at 18:40.
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  #342  
Old 21 Sep 2007, 17:33
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So is this not working [stable] on 3.6.x?


If not, is there any other mail system that does work?
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  #343  
Old 23 Sep 2007, 05:22
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No. We're all waiting for this one.
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  #344  
Old 26 Sep 2007, 22:38
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It's complete install in my forum but I have one problem, when I sent new massage for hotmail for example it did not receive by hotmail email and when I try to send new massage to my new account in my forum from hotmail email that error happen

Hi. This is the qmail-send program at mx3.hrnoc.net.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

<[email protected]>:
216.120.225.23 does not like recipient.
Remote host said: 511 sorry, no mailbox here by that name (#5.1.1 - chkuser)
Giving up on 216.120.225.23.

--- Below this line is a copy of the message.
How can I solve it?!!
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  #345  
Old 26 Sep 2007, 23:03
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This is un-installed. Completely messed up my forums, got a fix fr it, and now severe issues even after taking it off related to my database.
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