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[DBTech] vBMail v2 (vB4)
Mod Version: 3.3.0, by DragonByte Tech (Coder) DragonByte Tech is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (18 votes - 4.83 average) Installs: 180
Released: 02 Jul 2011 Last Update: 17 Aug 2017 Downloads: 1292
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vBMail: What is it?
vBMail is a professional mailing list mod with Bounced Mail handling and advanced subscription management features.

Uses

vBMail is the perfect solution for any forum who wish to send out large quantities of mail to users on a mailing list. It lets admins and users have fine-grained access to subscriptions, and also automatically handles bounced mail.

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Major Features:

Bounced Mail Handling: Once configured, it will (if so desired) automatically track and handle bounced mail. Alternatively, you can manually handle bounced mail if you so wish.

Automatic "Unsubscribe" Link Creation: If the user receiving the mail has access to unsubscribing, a secure link to unsubscribe themselves from the mailing list will be automatically added to the bottom of the mail. It does not require the user to be logged in, so it complies with spam policies set forth by mail providers.

Mail History: Each past sent mail can be viewed at any time from the front-end.

Advanced Subscription Management: Users can quickly and easily (un)subscribe from the mailing list via the mailing list directory, or the admin can manually change the subscription status in the AdminCP.

Bounced Mail Threshold: When an admin-configured number of mails bounce from the same email address, the user is automatically removed from mailing lists and all other email-related vBulletin features, and notified via PM what happened to their account, as well as directions to change their email addresses.

Complete Feature List (Lite)
  • Mailing List Directory
    • List all mailing lists
    • Links to send mail / view mail history / (un)subscribe
    • Unsubscription stats
  • Send Mail
    • Uses the full editor in vBulletin
    • Works with 4.1.4's CKEditor
    • Uses vBulletin's Mail Queue system to avoid overloading servers / avoid "maximum mails per hour" server restrictions
  • Mail History
    • Displays a list of all mail from that mailing list
    • View the mail in full HTML
    • Unsubscription stats
  • (Un)subscribe
    • One-click to add or remove from a mailing list
  • AdminCP
    • Create unlimited mailing lists with per-list usergroup permissions
    • Create keywords for people to subscribe to
    • View list of bounced mail
    • Prune list of bounced mail
    • Permissions for who can view unsubscription stats
  • Scheduled Tasks
    • Hourly collection of bounced mail
    • Hourly checks for number of bounces above the threshold

Complete Feature List (Pro)
  • Send Mail
    • Subscribe to an external mailing list via the vBulletin Sidebar (vB4 only)
    • Override SMTP settings per mailing list
  • AdminCP
    • Ability to create External mailing lists, powered by emails not found in vBulletin user accounts
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  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification

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Old 08 Aug 2012, 06:13
rebelde rebelde is offline
 
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Fillip,

Great job with the bounced email handling. I'm not sure you understand what a big deal this is. Building on your code, we can now block a lot of outgoing emails that will bounce.

I just created an add-on modification (the Poor Man's Bounced Email Handler) that uses your vBMail as a basis to block "new post" notifications. I hope you don't mind and that people find it useful.
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Old 08 Aug 2012, 18:49
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I had a quick look at your code, unless I'm reading it wrong I think it's already covered by vBMail

The hook you used is executed in exec_send_notification, and the query only returns users that match
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whereas part of vBMail's "remove the user from everything email related" cron job code is setting that column to 0 - so in theory it shouldn't fetch users vBMail has dealt with

For the record; we'll never give permission to re-use our code


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Old 08 Aug 2012, 19:11
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
unless I'm reading it wrong I think it's already covered by vBMail
There might be a bug. Without my small bit of code, emails were still being sent out to users whose emails were bouncing. With my code, those emails stopped going out.

Last edited by rebelde; 08 Aug 2012 at 19:25.
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Old 18 Aug 2012, 00:55
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vBMail v1.1.7:
Feature: The Affiliate ID setting now properly integrates with the link-back


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Old 25 Aug 2012, 19:59
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Affiliate ID link hotfix


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  #201  
Old 27 Sep 2012, 16:18
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Hi, does this mod have a HTML feature by any chance?
That admins can add HTML into their pm's to users?
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  #202  
Old 27 Sep 2012, 16:21
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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


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  #203  
Old 27 Sep 2012, 16:30
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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

Thanks for the quick reply and info!
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  #204  
Old 12 Oct 2012, 09:49
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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?
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Old 13 Oct 2012, 15:06
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Originally Posted by vissa View Post
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

Originally Posted by vissa View Post
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


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Old 16 Oct 2012, 04:08
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
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


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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?
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Old 16 Oct 2012, 12:52
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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?
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Old 18 Oct 2012, 14:59
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Originally Posted by vissa View Post
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

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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


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Old 22 Oct 2012, 02:06
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Does this send messages to all usergroups on the forum or via email?
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Old 22 Oct 2012, 15:28
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Originally Posted by Azaroth1 View Post
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

Originally Posted by killerford View Post
Does this send messages to all usergroups on the forum or via email?
Email


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