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Email Integration (New threads/replies by email)
Mod Version: 2.6, by Cyricx (Member) Cyricx is offline
Developer Last Online: Dec 2011 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

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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
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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!

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.
  • 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!
  • See instructions in the zip file.
(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 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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Major Additions Email Integration (New Threads/Replies by and through email!) Cyricx vBulletin 3.7 Add-ons 357 24 Jun 2014 20:05

Old 27 Mar 2013, 20:55 is offline
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Any chance someone has this working on vb5?
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Old 19 Jun 2013, 05:09
fxdigi-cash fxdigi-cash is offline
Join Date: Jul 2012
This mod is very important for any vb admin, why doesn't vb care enough to make this mod built-in feature anyways??
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Old 17 Jul 2013, 02:57
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I also interested to support this idea.
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Old 24 Mar 2014, 23:16
digeditor digeditor is offline
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Real name: Jim
I've got this working under vB 4+.

I haven't any idea how to get the update onto here so it can be used by the community.

Anyone out there who might know how to go about doing that?

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Old 24 Mar 2014, 23:44
Piggo Piggo is offline
Join Date: Jun 2007
Originally Posted by digeditor View Post
I've got this working under vB 4+.
WOW!! Really?

I think I speak for many when I write: THANK YOU!!!

I can't help with the upload, but I am sure others will...

Thanks Jim! Looking forward to using this again...

Added: Doylestown PA? lol, I bought a Daewoo there once!
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