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[DBTech] vBMail v2 (vB4)
Mod Version: 3.3.0, by DragonByte Tech (Coder) DragonByte Tech is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2020 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

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 DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification

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Old 23 Nov 2015, 22:05
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vBMail v2.1.3 Patch Level 3

Bug Fixes:
  • In certain scenarios, the "Default Subscribed" flag would be disregarded when saving the permissions


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  #317  
Old 02 Dec 2015, 12:49
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Question on HTML emails.

1. Are you supposed to paste the HTML directly into the editor? The reason I ask is, if I do this, email clients appear to display the emails for the most part OK. But if a user goes to the forum and clicks on the archive, all they see is HTML.

2. somewhere in this thread, I saw that you are supposed to put the doctype within the <body> is that correct?
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  #318  
Old 17 Dec 2015, 10:46
SC3 SC3 is offline
 
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This might be a really stupid question, but how can I send mail using this?
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Old 17 Dec 2015, 10:55
SC3 SC3 is offline
 
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Ah, I found it. /vbmail.php
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Old 17 Dec 2015, 12:27
Skaut Skaut is offline
 
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Bunny!

Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
vBMail v2.1.3 Patch Level 3

Bug Fixes:
  • In certain scenarios, the "Default Subscribed" flag would be disregarded when saving the permissions


Fillip
Can you please explain why is this in Addons sections of your OP: Poor Man's Bounced Email Handler

Is it really necessary, I had a feeling your solution was complete. What is it missing that you advise people to install that 2nd mod as well? Please let me know because I am considering buying your PRO version to support your development.
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Old 18 Dec 2015, 22:57
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vBMail v2.1.3 Patch Level 4

Bug Fixes:
  • Sending a HTML email via WYSIWYG would not display the email correctly in the mail history


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  #322  
Old 18 Dec 2015, 22:58
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Originally Posted by Skaut View Post
Can you please explain why is this in Addons sections of your OP: Poor Man's Bounced Email Handler

Is it really necessary, I had a feeling your solution was complete. What is it missing that you advise people to install that 2nd mod as well? Please let me know because I am considering buying your PRO version to support your development.
Sorry, I don't know where you get the "Poor Man's Bounced Email Handler" from?

This product will check for bounced email from users and remove email features from their account, as well as preventing the mails you send via vBMail from being delivered to users who have reached the bounced mail threshold.


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  #323  
Old 25 Dec 2015, 15:00
kevius kevius is offline
 
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Hello

Fine mod but... it's not possible to send a picture into the message ?

Merry Xmas, Fred
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Old 22 Jan 2016, 19:18
Scimia Scimia is offline
 
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I've installed this plugin but every page of the plugin gives me this error:

Invalid action. Go back.

How to fix this?
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  #325  
Old 22 Jan 2016, 19:21
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Originally Posted by kevius View Post
Hello

Fine mod but... it's not possible to send a picture into the message ?

Merry Xmas, Fred
Hi Fred,

I believe using the IMG BBCode will work

There's no attachment support at this time, though.

Originally Posted by Scimia View Post
I've installed this plugin but every page of the plugin gives me this error:

Invalid action. Go back.

How to fix this?
Hi there,

This is most commonly caused by an incorrect upload. Could you please double-check that you have dragged and dropped the contents of the "upload" folder to your forum's folder?


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  #326  
Old 26 Feb 2016, 13:41
BadgerDog BadgerDog is offline
 
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I apologize to the vBulletin staff, but I'm at a loss what to do to get some support for their paid product.

What a poorly designed customer support system on their main site... I've tried to post this four times there under their "open ticket" function and it still wouldn't appear anywhere. I even tried a PM to Belazor and it wouldn't accept that... and yes, I was logged in, as would be obvious since it let me download updates to my paid products. It just keeps going back to their home page.

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I simply was trying to upgrade (since I have a lifetime license which I believe is the PRO version since thatís the paid version) from 1.20 installed to vBMail v2.1.3pl4.

I uploaded the new files as recommended..

I made the modification to class_mail.php as recommended..

==================
3. Open ./includes/class_mail.php and find:
$this->smtpSocket = fsockopen(($this->secure == 'ssl' ? 'ssl://' : 'tcp://') . $this->smtpHost, $this->smtpPort, $errno, $errstr, 30);

Add above:
static $hook_code = false;
if ($hook_code === false)
{
$hook_code = vBulletinHook::fetch_hook('dbtech_vbmail_smtp_exec_send');
}
if ($hook_code)
{
eval($hook_code);
}
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This is all I did .. I never got as far as importing the product XMLÖ

Immediately started getting this error which crashed the whole site and I couldn't even get into AdminCP any longer.

tech_vbmail_mailinglist', ); ?>xtracache); } } ?>
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '}' in /usr/www/apache/htdocs/milsurps/dbtech/vbmail/hooks/global_start.php on line 65


I contacted my Unix support person, since I'm a neophyte with coding. He modified a vBulletin config file so he could get back into our AdminCP and he disabled vBmail plugin which is still showing v1.20 of vB. I then restored all if the old vBMail 1.20 upload files, but I'm afraid to re-enable this thing at all now. My Unix tech recommended I don't do anything else, as he said it might crash the site again.

What I donít understand is that when I went to do the change in class_mail.php, which appears as an instruction for both v.120 and v2.1.3pl4. my class_mail.php version that existed under v1.20, DID NOT already have that change?

Yet, I was running 1.20 fine and sending newletters to our various advisory groups?

Regardless, I added the suggested code to my native class_mail.php under vBulletin 4.13PL8, so I could do your vBmail v2.1.3pl4 upgrade and that's when our site blew up. It was almost immediately when I made that change, so Iím not sure what that means?

So, I have no idea why 1.20 was working if that change was never made and now I can't use either version of our paid product.

Regardless, I do need to get either the old version or new version running again for our members, so what would you recommend I do?

Thanks for your helpÖ

Regards,
Doug
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Old 26 Feb 2016, 14:40
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Originally Posted by BadgerDog View Post
What a poorly designed customer support system on their main site... I've tried to post this four times there under their "open ticket" function and it still wouldn't appear anywhere. I even tried a PM to Belazor and it wouldn't accept that... and yes, I was logged in, as would be obvious since it let me download updates to my paid products. It just keeps going back to their home page.
Hi there,

I'm sorry for the difficulties you're having with our support ticket system. I have investigated our server logs, and the contents of your message was triggering a ModSecurity rule designed to prevent PHP Injection exploits. To read more about ModSecurity, if you're unfamiliar, you can click this link: https://www.modsecurity.org/

I have now disabled the offending rule, so you should experience no further problems posting support tickets @ our site

Originally Posted by BadgerDog View Post
tech_vbmail_mailinglist', ); ?>xtracache); } } ?>
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '}' in /usr/www/apache/htdocs/milsurps/dbtech/vbmail/hooks/global_start.php on line 65
This looks like a corrupted / interrupted upload of the global_start file.

If you PM me with an FTP and AdminCP account over @ www.dragonbyte-tech.com (not here @ vB.org), I'll upgrade the mod for you


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Old 26 Feb 2016, 15:05
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
Hi there,

I'm sorry for the difficulties you're having with our support ticket system. I have investigated our server logs, and the contents of your message was triggering a ModSecurity rule designed to prevent PHP Injection exploits. To read more about ModSecurity, if you're unfamiliar, you can click this link: https://www.modsecurity.org/
An error message other than just returning to the home page would have been informative, saving all of us a lot of time ..

I will PM you on your site the information ...

Thanks again to Vbulletin.org staff for permitting my post here ..

Regards,
Doug
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Old 26 Feb 2016, 15:14
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Originally Posted by BadgerDog View Post
An error message other than just returning to the home page would have been informative, saving all of us a lot of time ..
Unfortunately I don't believe I can control this, as we run cPanel/WHM and I can't find a location to change this.


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Old 26 Feb 2016, 16:06
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Originally Posted by BadgerDog View Post
An error message other than just returning to the home page would have been informative, saving all of us a lot of time ..
Mod security isn't designed this way. It purposely obfuscates failures, leaving impression that everything worked fine from hackers side.

You can't just like that change the way it works. And it really has strange set of rules by default. You need to work really hard on all rules to get it working without problems on site like DBTech's (they had need for many things in posts, like php code, html code, paths to directories (linux or more rarely windows)).

All in all, mod security is more of a hindrance than security. Of course, someone who took really long time maybe can found set of rules that would give additional security without blocking genuine people posting their problems.

But... this is not the place for detailed discussion about mod security.
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