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Mod Version: 2.2.1, by TalkVirginia (Coder) TalkVirginia is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (100 votes - 4.75 average) Installs: 1207
Released: 05 Mar 2010 Last Update: 06 Jun 2011 Downloads: 5774
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AS OF MARCH 16TH 2013 - THIS ADDON IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT TIME AVAILABLE. THANK YOU ALL FOR USING THIS ADDON AND FOR YOUR SUPPORT. IF YOU OR YOU KNOW OF ANYONE THAT WOULD BE ABLE TO PICK UP WHERE I LEFT OFF ON THIS ADDON, PLEASE DO SO. I'M RELEASING THIS ADDON TO THE VBULLETIN COMMUNITY TO UPDATE AS NEEDED.
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What does it do?
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This mod will send out reminder emails to inactive members to encourage them to come back to your site.

I also want to give full credit and thanks to the developers of the previous versions from which this was derived:
technom8t (Email reminder for inactive users 1.0.0)
C Braithwaite and djbaxter (Email reminder for inactive users v1.2.7)
robertjandreu (Email reminder for inactive users 1.1.3)

*** See Updates section below for new feature list per release. ***

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS WITH THE ADDON, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO CLICK THE INSTALLED LINK!! THANK YOU!!

Features
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* Turn product on/off.
* Set the number of days a user can be away from your site before being considered inactive. (Default: 30 days)
* Send reminder emails once and once only during any inactive period. (Default: Off)
* Edit maximum number of reminder emails sent totally.
* Set how often an reminder email is sent during an inactive period .
* Set reminder email format - TEXT or HTML.
* Set the reminder email subject. (phrased) (site must be placed in debug mode currently to edit, not translate)
* Set the reminder email body. (phrased) (site must be placed in debug mode currently to edit, not translate)
* Set the usergroups to be sent a reminder email.
* Set userids to exclude.
* Log inactive users that have been sent a reminder.

Install Instructions
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This was written specifically for VB4. The VB3.8.x version is here.

IMPORTANT BEFORE YOU INSTALL, IF YOU HAVE A PREVIOUS VERSION INSTALLED I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU BACK UP YOUR
CUSTOM REMINDER MESSAGE SUBJECT AND MESSAGE BODY THIS MOD WILL OVER WRITE THEM. ALSO, IN VERSION 2.x, REMINDER
MESSAGE CONTENTS HAS BEEN MOVED TO USING VBPHRASES. LOOK IN THE INSTALL.TXT FILE WITH THIS UPLOAD FOR A LIST OF
PHRASES USED IN THIS MOD.

1. Back up Custom Reminder Email Phrases that you have made.
2. Upload file in the upload folder to the forums folder on your server.
3. In your AdminCP:
a. If you've installed an older version of this mod prior to 1.1.4 you must uninstall it first as well as remove the files that came with it. I can not stress this enough.
b. Go to Plugs & Products -> Product Manager -> Add New Product.
c. Import the product xml from the zip file. (make sure to use overwrite)
4. The mod is disabled by default on install so you will need to enable it. Go to Vbulletin "Settings" -> Options -> Inactivity Reminder Emails.
5. Settings and the inactivity log viewer are also available on the left menu just above the users settings group.

History Log
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Update 2.2.1
* NEW : New plugin resets inactive members when they return to site.
* FIX : UserID field in inactivity log was showing 0, and UserID was not being added to the optout url.

UpDate 2.2.0
* CHANGE : Inactivity is now based on members Last Activity Date.
* ADD : Exporting the following additional values which can be used in reminder email templates. Check readme.txt in zip file for list of place holders.

Update 2.1.5
* CHANGE : Mod no longer has the option of adding a footer credit to the end of your website.
* CHANGE : Mod no longer has the option of adding a footer credit to outgoing emails.
* CHANGE : New Reminder Optout: Currently this is only accessable from emails being sent out.

Note: Please let members know that they may receive one more email at which time they can choose to optout/unsubscribe by clicking on the embedded link or copying/paste it into
their browser.

* FIX : Reminders were still being sent out incorrectly. I believe this is now fixed finally.
* FIX : Issues when emails were sent out had the incorrect "From" address and listed the host domain name. This should be resolved now.
* FIX : Issue regarding special characters in the usernames being added to the database has been resolve.
* NEW: New data fields have been implimented for keeping track of when reminders are sent out and how many a member has received. If you have a had this mod installed since version 1.1.4, it will look for those fields and rename them so you do not loose previous data in those fields, otherwise new fields will be added.
* NEW: I've added the ability to turn off the admin report. In this version, if it is enabled, you may receive 2 reports. One report for members that have never received a reminder and one for members who haven't received a reminder since the last reminder based on the frequencey setting in the mod settings screen.
* NEW: Reminder's sender and email address are correctly determined now. Should now reflect site name with the webmasteremail address as the reply to.
* CHANGE :Translations for 2.1.1 may not work for versions after since some templates and phrases have been removed.

Update 2.1.1 (6/24/2010) - German Translation - (Thanks Semmi)
Thanks to Semmi for translating the Admin menu, Phrases and Reminder Phrase Templates to German.

Update 2.1.1 (3/30/2010) - Bug Fix
* FIX - Removed extra where clause in query where scheduled task script was performing an update when inactive reminders where based on last post count.
* FIX - Email Phrase Templates - Changed $bburl variable to $forumurl to correct a broken unsubscribe link.
* NEW - Includes tool to reset the date and count of reminder emails that were previously sent to users. This tool is mainly for testing purposes.

Update 2.1.0 (3/26/2010) - Bug Fixs and some new features
* Edit number of emails send totally
* Choose whether inactivity is based on members "Last Post" or their "Last Activity"
* Keep a log of all inactive users contacted
* Opt-Out Feature for members - Include an opt-out link in reminder email. (Thanks to Gene Steinberg)
* Added a link to the bottom of the default email template phrases that members can use to unsubscribe from reminder emails.

Update 2.0.1 (03/15/2010 9:00pm) - Bug Fix
* FIX - Issue related to processing users in a batch configuration. Mod was checking for a field length greater than zero instead of a numeric value greater than zero.

Update 2.0.0 (03/15/2010) - Complete rewrite of mod
* NEW - Can specify number of users to process during nightly scheduled task.
* NEW - Send reminder emails in either text or html format.
* NEW - Email subject and message body uses vb phrase templates. I've included sample content in email phrase templates so all you need to is customize as desired.

Update 1.1.4 (03/05/2010) - Initial release for vBulletin 4.x
* FIX - Would continue to send out email more often than specified intervals due to incorrect setting in cron job.
* NEW - Exclude userids from processing.


IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS WITH THE ADDON, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. THOSE THAT HAVE NOT INDICATED THE MOD IS INSTALLED WILL BE A LOWER PRIORITY.

PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO CLICK THE INSTALLED LINK!! THANK YOU!!

PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO NOMINATE.

If you like this mod and it has helped your site, and would like to see more features added, please consider donating.
Your support is very much appreciated! Thank you - Thank you

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Old 27 Mar 2010, 00:29
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lol thx for the reply just want to make sure
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Old 27 Mar 2010, 00:33
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Originally Posted by Leb View Post
hi talk virginia, i wonder of the mod working on my forum on every email i got it says the email address was invalid. Look Down

This email shows that the product is installed and working as it should be.


Emails sent to:
shawn.89 MrTbcbender kalvho Zeus DaSnitch Track & XCountry - BWS1 slugg1n ZeLL Hamsterkiller Uspeer


We tried to email the following users, but their email address was invalid:


I hope its working as it should be.
Originally Posted by gurler View Post
this means "there is no invalid email. everything works."
gurler Thanks for clarifying that. I'm going to look at suppressing that last line unless there are actually failed emails. That should will eliminate the confusion.
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The UPLOAD folder has ADMIN instead of ADMINCP
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The UPLOAD folder has ADMIN instead of ADMINCP
FRAK! Ok Thank you...
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I just installed this mod, but I can't find the cron job in Scheduled Task Manager.
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Originally Posted by archet1337 View Post
I just installed this mod, but I can't find the cron job in Scheduled Task Manager.
I received about a half dozen update notices on this hack today and I have yet to figure what has been done except from the first update notice.

There was a cron routine but it is no longer there since 2.1.0 release!
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Old 27 Mar 2010, 04:15
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Originally Posted by archet1337 View Post
I just installed this mod, but I can't find the cron job in Scheduled Task Manager.
Originally Posted by Alibass View Post
I received about a half dozen update notices on this hack today and I have yet to figure what has been done except from the first update notice.

There was a cron routine but it is no longer there since 2.1.0 release!
You're right.. Not sure how that got changed.. Anyway, I've updated the zip file and reuploaded. If you want to add the cron by hand, here is a screen shot of the settings:
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Thanks for the quick fix, TalkVirginia!

Rated 5/5 and nominated

Edit: One more thing, the emails being sent out have no sender identified. Says it's been sent from (unknown sender)
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Thanks for the quick fix, TalkVirginia!

Rated 5/5 and nominated

Edit: One more thing, the emails being sent out have no sender identified. Says it's been sent from (unknown sender)
Make sure you have an email address set for webmaster in vbulletin
Settings -> Options -> Site Name/URL/Contact Settings
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Make sure you have an email address set for webmaster in vbulletin
Settings -> Options -> Site Name/URL/Contact Settings
I have webmaster@digi-tech.org set as email address, and the report emails / test emails I receive says "digi-tech forums - webmaster@digi-tech.org"

When I created an test account and set the user activity back 2 months and then rand the cron, that user received the reminder email from "(unknown sender)"
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Can anyone confirm you are getting this mod to work in last activity mode?

I have mine set for 180 days and I have tested on a few users who have had no activity past the 180 days cut off. It just doesn't work, I get no emails to send.

If I choose last post activity mode the mod works fine.
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Originally Posted by archet1337 View Post
I have webmaster@digi-tech.org set as email address, and the report emails / test emails I receive says "digi-tech forums - webmaster@digi-tech.org"

When I created an test account and set the user activity back 2 months and then rand the cron, that user received the reminder email from "(unknown sender)"
Originally Posted by Alibass View Post
Can anyone confirm you are getting this mod to work in last activity mode?

I have mine set for 180 days and I have tested on a few users who have had no activity past the 180 days cut off. It just doesn't work, I get no emails to send.

If I choose last post activity mode the mod works fine.
I'm checking into these issues now and will see if I can reproduce them.
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Originally Posted by archet1337 View Post
I have webmaster@digi-tech.org set as email address, and the report emails / test emails I receive says "digi-tech forums - webmaster@digi-tech.org"

When I created an test account and set the user activity back 2 months and then rand the cron, that user received the reminder email from "(unknown sender)"
Archet,

Can you tell me if this happens every time you send out reminder emails or has it only happened one time? At the moment, I'm not able to reproduce this, however I will keep my eye on it.
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Can anyone confirm you are getting this mod to work in last activity mode?

I have mine set for 180 days and I have tested on a few users who have had no activity past the 180 days cut off. It just doesn't work, I get no emails to send.

If I choose last post activity mode the mod works fine.
Where you able to send reminder email out at least once to inactive users? The way it works is the first time reminder emails are sent out, each inactive user will get a timestamp for that reminder mail run. Each time the cron job runs after that it will use the number of days set in the field "How often should we send inactivity reminders". For example, if a user has been inactive for 180 days, this user would get a reminder. If you have 30 in the field mentioned above, this user would not receive another reminder for 30 days. If you want them to get reminders more frequently, then you would need to set this to a lower number. For instance, 7 days then they would get reminders, once a week.

It works the same way when sending reminders in lastpost mode.
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Archet,

Can you tell me if this happens every time you send out reminder emails or has it only happened one time? At the moment, I'm not able to reproduce this, however I will keep my eye on it.
I have only tried it once. Give me a couple of minutes and I will check and get back to you.

Edit: I'm having a hard time reproducing it as I can't get the cron to send out any emails even though I have set last activity/post of two test accounts back one and three months.

When I get the email reports sent from the same email address to admin, they show up with "Digi-Tech Forums" as sender, so I can only assume it's working as intended?

If not, I will give you a shout
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