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Email Integration (New threads/replies by email)
Mod Version: 2.6, by Cyricx (Member) Cyricx is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.8 Rating: (36 votes - 4.72 average) Installs: 190
Released: 02 Jul 2007 Last Update: 29 Feb 2008 Downloads: 1978
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Auto-Template Code Changes Additional Files  

This mod is based off of the Mail Reply modification by Colin F to which I have obtained permission to rewrite and release.

This modification allows you to mimic email lists such as yahoo groups through your forums!

After installing this modification you will have new settings in your forum manager where for each forum you can enable this modification and setup a separate email address to use for each forum that you have this enabled for.

Just like how there is a separate email address for each yahoo group.

After doing so, members can subscribe to each forum that this mod is enabled for to receive notifications for new threads and replies.

Any posts in that forum, will be sent to them via email. (Example email attached below). The users can then reply to that email (which will then be processed and posted to the forums through the cron job that runs every 10 minutes), or they can send a new email to the email address and a brand new thread will be created!

Essentially mimicing an email list! Suddenly those users that hate forums, can still be dragged into the conversations and help keep the forum's activity level up!


BUGS!
These are the known bugs to date:
  • Confirmed bug that email processing does not handle Japanese characters.
Unsupported Items
These are the items that are not currently supported:
  • Some custom bbcode modifications will not display like they do on the forums in the html emails. Like glow, and the table mod.
TO UPGRADE
  • Please see the file in the zip for upgrading!! If your upgrading from version 2.3.X you will need to reverse some file edits that are no longer nessecary!
NEW INSTALL
  • See instructions in the zip file.
VERSION HISTORY!
(See the file in the zip for a complete history!)
  • 2.6 Release
    • Bug Fixes
      • Joining an unmoderated public group will now auto subscribe you per the usergroup settings.
      • NO CONFLICTS with Instant Thread Subscription! See details in below post.
    • New Stuff
      • User Option Allow Auto Subscribe - This is an admin allowable, user option that let's the user choose to not be auto subscribed.
      • User Option not receive own posts - A new user option that lets them select to NOT receive their own posts via email.
      • Editted the phrase for the Auto Subscription script to tell people what to do if there are no listings.
      • Added error checks when saving a usergroup for if auto subscriptioin is entered with a forumid for a forum that does not have email integration enabled and also checks that the usergroup you are saing is entered in the forum manager as allowed to use email integration.
  • 2.6.1 Release (BETA VERSION)
    • Hot Fix
      • It appears I was unseting a variable too soon. I've corrected this and it has resolved the issue with multiple posted replies on my test server.
Most of these will be slow to make it in til I know I've got the code to handle just about every type of email we could receive But in anycase, here are the ideas for future versions!
  • End User Option to subscribe to just receive new thread emails, or receive all new thread & reply emails (current version does all new threads & replies).
Thanks to RedTyger, Bob Denny, Ed Kohwley and Chris McKeever for their additions and assistance with portions of this code.

Huge thanks also goes to the many individuals that have helped test various incarnations of this mod.

MAD PROPS TO: cgmckeever for a great quoting regex for the old format, and all the mods at www.4winmobile.com for helping test version 2.4 prior to release!!

You guys rock!

Please feel free to donate to my continued work on this modification!! It let's me spend more time on it!
Make a Donation!


Version 2.6 will work with both 3.6.8 and 3.7!


The #.X versions are the solid tested versions.

The #.X.X versions are the beta versions. New features and bug fixes will be worked in there and then when I have a solid version it'll be released as the next #.X

Thank you!!

~ Cyricx

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  #61  
Old 17 Jul 2007, 18:58
quiklink quiklink is offline
 
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Ok having a problem with the cron job. Getting this error:


Fatal error: Call to undefined function: imap_open() in
/*****/includes/cron/emailintegration.php on line 70

But the forum is set for POP3 not IMAP
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Old 17 Jul 2007, 19:02
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Ask your host to enable IMAP.

If you host your own server, check your php.ini file and be sure that extension=php_imap.dll is not commented out.

I've never worked with a server yet that didn't have it enabled, so I didn't even consider that possibility
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Old 17 Jul 2007, 19:03
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Hi Cyricx,

Please could you clarify which template the second edit should use? In the instructions you've left off the template name

Find In: (blank)


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

Thanks very much for your help

Regards,
Renada
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Old 17 Jul 2007, 19:09
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Originally Posted by Cyricx View Post
Ask your host to enable IMAP.

If you host your own server, check your php.ini file and be sure that extension=php_imap.dll is not commented out.

I've never worked with a server yet that didn't have it enabled, so I didn't even consider that possibility
*sigh* Time to find a new host...
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Old 17 Jul 2007, 19:09
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Bugger! This is why I was hoping for more to check it out during beta

It's the

Postbit Templates -> postbit_attachment

I'm updating the install instructions now
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Old 17 Jul 2007, 19:10
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Originally Posted by quiklink View Post
*sigh* Time to find a new host...
No, you won't need a new host

Most hosts will not have any issues at all with enabling IMAP Like I said, I have yet to encounter a host that didn't have it enabled.

All they have to do is uncomment one line and recompile the php. Pretty quick and painless
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Old 17 Jul 2007, 19:20
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Originally Posted by Cyricx View Post
Bugger! This is why I was hoping for more to check it out during beta

It's the

Postbit Templates -> postbit_attachment

I'm updating the install instructions now
LOL! Thanks and thank you for this mod, my members will love it! I'm glad it's not only me that has a senior moment.

Regards,
Renada
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Old 17 Jul 2007, 19:34
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I can't find the "email integration" under Vbulletin Options... ?
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Old 17 Jul 2007, 19:38
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Originally Posted by txspaderz View Post
I can't find the "email integration" under Vbulletin Options... ?
I just confirmed it's in the product xml.

It will likely be the last one in your list of setting groups.

Please try to look again, or click "Show All Settings" and then do a ctrl-f for "Email Integration".

Most likely you have so many modifications installed, your looking right over it in the shuffle of options
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Old 17 Jul 2007, 19:41
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Getting this error message now when trying to view a thread in the integrated forum

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/setxapa2/public_html/forum/showthread.php:1) in /includes/functions.php on line 2785
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Old 17 Jul 2007, 19:43
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Originally Posted by Cyricx View Post
I just confirmed it's in the product xml.

It will likely be the last one in your list of setting groups.

Please try to look again, or click "Show All Settings" and then do a ctrl-f for "Email Integration".

Most likely you have so many modifications installed, your looking right over it in the shuffle of options
Hi Cyricx,

Same here, I can't find it either. You're welcome to an admin account to check it out if you need to

Regards,
Renada
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Old 17 Jul 2007, 19:44
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Please PM me a login Renada Thank you!!
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Old 17 Jul 2007, 20:15
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Originally Posted by Cyricx View Post
Please PM me a login Renada Thank you!!
PM sent
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Old 17 Jul 2007, 20:22
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Fixed the options error. The export wasn't grabbing them... hehe. Tested the install of the options on one of my sister boards as well as on TXS, just grab the new zip and upload the new xml.

I'm currently working with TXS to determine this header problem he's having. I think it might be tied to an older version of php.
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Old 17 Jul 2007, 20:37
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Originally Posted by Cyricx View Post
No, you won't need a new host

Most hosts will not have any issues at all with enabling IMAP Like I said, I have yet to encounter a host that didn't have it enabled.

All they have to do is uncomment one line and recompile the php. Pretty quick and painless
Don't I wish...They won't change it, already checked. I need to switch hosts anyway, current host just isn't cutting it. All in all pretty good as far as reliability goes, but they won't adjust their configurations for anything and have too many limits on those they do have enabled.
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