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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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Support for translations handled by the translator in its respective threads only.

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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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  #331  
Old 26 Feb 2016, 17:55
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Originally Posted by Alan_SP View Post
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.
You are so right. I lost count of how many hours I sat staring at the live ModSec log view when we recently switched servers and installed the new version of cPanel that had built-in ModSec support instead of it being something the host controlled via their Managed Hosting option.

That was like 5-6 months ago.

I'd say our rule set is pretty stable right now though, the message Doug tried to post was quite specific and I can't say I blame them for thinking it was suspicious (sorry Doug! It's that trench coat and the blackened sunglasses, you do look a bit shifty... ).

That being said, by default ModSec appears to come with rules that are only suitable for sites that offer absolutely no user input whatsoever, which is rare these days.


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Old 26 Feb 2016, 18:16
BadgerDog BadgerDog is offline
 
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Real name: Doug
Well, we could spend a lot of time here talking about security, but I'd prefer some help getting my site live again with the paid version of vBmail.

As requested, I left the information I think you require as a PM on your site and I've been standing by, so let me know what else you need. Thanks ..

Tangential to vBmail crashing our site on upgrade, I also thought that while waiting, I'd do some cleanup of other mods not being used. One of those is free version of Dragonbyte Gallery, which when I clicked UN-install also crashed with an error, interestingly enough, pointing to vBmail., which is why I'm raising it here in this thread.

I simply wanted to un-install Dragonbyte Gallery, so I selected the un-install option under plugins...


• Deleted CMS Widget: Dragonbyte Gallery
• Reverted Table: user
• Reverted Table: usergroup
• Deleted Table: dbtech_gallery_albums
• Deleted Table: dbtech_gallery_categories
• Deleted Table: dbtech_gallery_cat_subscribers
• Deleted Table: dbtech_gallery_comments
• Deleted Table: dbtech_gallery_cust_fields
• Deleted Table: dbtech_gallery_favorites
• Deleted Table: dbtech_gallery_images
• Deleted Table: dbtech_gallery_instances
• Deleted Table: dbtech_gallery_modules
• Deleted Table: dbtech_gallery_rating
• Deleted Table: dbtech_gallery_user_subscribers
• Deleted Table: dbtech_gallery_views
Rebuild Style Information
Updating style information for each style

<snip for privacy> all template un-install updates went fine and said DONE at the end

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_CONSTANT_ENCAPSED_STRING in /usr/www/xxxx/xxxx/xxxx/includes/block/dbtech_vbmail_form.php on line 124
I have no idea why these two products would be co-dependent (cross marketing?), but I've also left you a PM to get some help fixing that which went wrong during a simple clicking of Dragonbyte Gallery un-install button.

Regards,
Doug

Last edited by BadgerDog; 26 Feb 2016 at 18:37.
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  #333  
Old 27 Feb 2016, 18:07
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The vBMail upgrade went fine, I suspect that also takes care of the block issue since that was most likely caused by the same corrupted upload


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  #334  
Old 13 Mar 2016, 11:22
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On Vbulletin 4.2.3 got this on importing of XML:
XML Error: Processing Instruction not finished at Line 205
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Old 13 Mar 2016, 16:12
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Originally Posted by Wir3tap View Post
On Vbulletin 4.2.3 got this on importing of XML:
XML Error: Processing Instruction not finished at Line 205
Hi there,

What version of PHP are you running?


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  #336  
Old 26 Apr 2016, 17:02
Anders64 Anders64 is offline
 
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Im getting this erro upon first install, what am i doing wrong?

/home/ddcdcdc/www/forums/dbtech/vbmail/includes/class_install.php appears to be missing!
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  #337  
Old 26 Apr 2016, 17:03
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Originally Posted by Anders64 View Post
Im getting this erro upon first install, what am i doing wrong?

/home/ddcdcdc/www/forums/dbtech/vbmail/includes/class_install.php appears to be missing!
Upload the contents of the upload folder to your forums folder, not the upload folder itself.


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  #338  
Old 03 Jun 2016, 01:23
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Does this deal with bounces from the other emailing systems in vbulletin? I have a newsletter that gors out that gets a lot of bounces, will it deactivate those that bounces as well?
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  #339  
Old 03 Jun 2016, 01:24
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I have 50000 users is there any fast way to add them all to the email list?
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Old 03 Jun 2016, 01:45
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Originally Posted by keyla31 View Post
Does this deal with bounces from the other emailing systems in vbulletin? I have a newsletter that gors out that gets a lot of bounces, will it deactivate those that bounces as well?
It won't unsubscribe from other email systems, sorry

Originally Posted by keyla31 View Post
I have 50000 users is there any fast way to add them all to the email list?
You can use the Default Subscribed flag


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  #341  
Old 29 Oct 2016, 12:33
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Hello, I found one issue with vBMail. When user click on unsubscribe link in email he/she will get feedback pool before getting unscubscribe. Lets assume that at this time noone else did unsubscribe. After user unsubscribed in View Mail History admin should see for this specific mail only one person in 'Unsubscribed Users' column. That is correct if user used unsubscribe link only once. But if user go to this unsubscribe link without even setting feedback option it will automatically increment this 'Unsubscribed Users' counter. In my example below I have one user test which press link unsubscribe several times and I get:


Could it be fixed to count only users that actually unsubscribed from mailing list and not how many time they clikc on unsubscribe link?
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  #342  
Old 29 Oct 2016, 13:22
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Originally Posted by anihil2 View Post
Hello, I found one issue with vBMail. When user click on unsubscribe link in email he/she will get feedback pool before getting unscubscribe. Lets assume that at this time noone else did unsubscribe. After user unsubscribed in View Mail History admin should see for this specific mail only one person in 'Unsubscribed Users' column. That is correct if user used unsubscribe link only once. But if user go to this unsubscribe link without even setting feedback option it will automatically increment this 'Unsubscribed Users' counter. In my example below I have one user test which press link unsubscribe several times and I get:


Could it be fixed to count only users that actually unsubscribed from mailing list and not how many time they clikc on unsubscribe link?
Didn't have time to wait for fix so I fix it myself. Fix description below.

In file dbtech\vbmail\actions\mailinglists.php from lines 1053-1069 move code:

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

Before line 1043 which is:

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

After change it code should look like this:

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

What this change will give you?
When user hit link with unsubscribe it will increment counter "Unsubscribed Users" only when user flag in database change from Subscribed to Unsubscribed. If user try to hit unsubscribe link again it will not increment this counter anymore.

I hope this will help someone.
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  #343  
Old 29 Oct 2016, 16:59
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Sorry with spamming with messages.

I installed this addon on vB version 4.2.3 Patch Level 2 without any issues.
I tried the same installation files on vB version 4.2.3 and it did install without any issues. But after I try to go to vbmail.php I get message:
"The vBMail product has been deactivated by an administrator."

Anyone know what might be wrong?
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  #344  
Old 04 Nov 2016, 21:31
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Originally Posted by anihil2 View Post
Sorry with spamming with messages.

I installed this addon on vB version 4.2.3 Patch Level 2 without any issues.
I tried the same installation files on vB version 4.2.3 and it did install without any issues. But after I try to go to vbmail.php I get message:
"The vBMail product has been deactivated by an administrator."

Anyone know what might be wrong?
This means the product has been disabled in the Product Manager in vBulletin.


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Old 05 Jan 2017, 01:08
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Does this mod add the ability to send weekly digest (with hot/top threads) etc.. ?
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