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vBMS : vBulletin Mail System
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vB Version: 3.6.5 Rating: (21 votes - 4.86 average) Installs: 241
Released: 01 Mar 2007 Last Update: 15 Mar 2007 Downloads: 2580
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files Is in Beta Stage  

vBulletin Mail System

Finally, for vBulletin 3.6, there is a port from filburt1's original hack. For those of you who aren't aware, he essentially declared it open source, and it's been a bit of a wait for someone to fix it up... I've wanted it for my site, too, so I finally sat down and just did it.

What is this?
The vBulletin Mail System is a way to give your users webmail access from your site. They can have a [email protected] address, send and receive emails and attachments, etc. Options such as mailbox quotas, limits on numbers/types of attachments, a message trailer ("Free mail at yourwebsite.com!") at the end of each message, etc. are all available as well.

Please note: this is a pre-final version. As far as I have seen, it is working so far for me, but I have not tested it completely and thoroughly and it's very likely there'll be a number of bugs popping up. However, I have successfully been able to install this on a clean board, exchange emails regularly (including attachments), go through all the basic options/etc. without any errors popping up, so it should be fine. Still, make sure you back up your database before installing this, just due to the nature of its "beta"-ness.

To install: upload all files from the "upload" directory to your server in the proper directories. Then, navigate to admincp/vbms_install.php on your server and run the installer. It will make several template additions. If your navbar or header templates hav been modified, it will not be able to do it automatically, and you'll have to add these edits yourself.

In template navbar, find:

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

Add after:

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

Find:

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

Add after:

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

In your ACP, there should be a new set of options in a "vBulletin Mail System" category. That set of options is your main set of management stuff, and is pretty straightforward.

Feel free to post with any bugs or questions you find, etc. I'm trying to get this working again thoroughly, for all of us.

FAQ
  • Is POP support available for my users?
    No, this is similar to a webmail system.
  • What is a catch-all email address, and how do I set it up?
    A catch-all address is an email address that any mail sent to your server that isn't picked up by another account will go to. For example, if someone sends an email to [email protected] and you do not have a "randomgibberish" account defined, it would forward to your catch-all account that you have set up, such as [email protected].
  • Can I run this if my server doesn't let me have a catch-all mail account?
    Yes, but it's not recommended. As has been suggested by a few members, you can set up one mail account to the be "catch-all" and have vBMS connect to that, then set up mail accounts for each member who wants one and have it forward to the catch-all. All this has to be set up manually with your web host, and takes a great deal of willpower and availability from the website administrator, and is thus not recommended.
  • I'm receiving the following error:

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

    If you're getting an error similar to this, you do not have IMAP functionality available in PHP. Find your php.ini file on your server (usually /usr/local/lib/php.ini on Linux, C:\Windows\php.ini on Windows), and find the extensions section. Uncomment the line ";extension=php_imap.dll" (that is, remove the semicolon at the beginning) and restart your web server. If you don't have access to your web server to do this, contact your web host about installing IMAP support for PHP. If they won't do it, then this hack is not for you.
  • I can't connect to the mail server, with this error:

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

    First, make sure that your port number and server information are right. Some mail servers are on non-default ports (this is common), and some you may have to connect to a different host besides localhost (this is very rare). Also, try using the "Force no-TLS connection" option in the vBMS Options in the ACP.
  • I can connect to the server just fine, but it won't get any email!
    Check the "Mail checking logs" in your ACP (under the vBulletin Mail System area). If there are no logs, then the cronjob probably isn't running. If there are logs, see if there are any errors in there. If it's checking the mail account fine and simply says there are no messages, check with a webmail to see if the catch-all account is even receiving mails. If the webmail shows that the account has mail stuck in it and vBMS isn't picking them up, but vBMS is saying it's checking the account alright and finding 0 messages, then you're likely connecting to the wrong account. By doing these steps, you should at least be able to figure out where the problem is occurring.

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Old 01 Mar 2007, 18:12
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nice hack
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Old 01 Mar 2007, 18:12
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You did everything but tell us what exactly a "mail system" is.

Same in the other thread.
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Old 01 Mar 2007, 18:13
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^ Hah, good point *edits thread*
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gonna try this out
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Style change shall be an option since there are people who customize their styles so the target text cannot be found. Also there may be an option to drop language phrases if they exist in the database and definition.
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Awesome!

/me clicks install!
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Good one
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Thanks for this wonderful release, can we grant access to specific usergroups only ?
(Mods, Supermods or admins) ?

Big thanks for porting this hack
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WHOA!!!!!! This is HUGELY AWESOME!
Thanx very much for this modification release

Jacquii.
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Old 01 Mar 2007, 22:23
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Originally Posted by Lizard King
Style change shall be an option since there are people who customize their styles so the target text cannot be found. Also there may be an option to drop language phrases if they exist in the database and definition.
The only style changes that have to be done outside of adding vBMS templates are the ones I've detailed in the first post, occurring in navbar. The phrase warnings are also ignorable. I didn't fully get to updating what the installer says, but it has no problems adding new phrases and such.

Originally Posted by San-Deep
Thanks for this wonderful release, can we grant access to specific usergroups only ?
(Mods, Supermods or admins) ?
Yeah; admins automatically have full rights; after that, you can customize it for each specific usergroup (except banned and unregistered users, neither of those can have email accounts at all )
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Old 01 Mar 2007, 23:05
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Does this allow them to use outlook express for their mail or is it strictly internal ?
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Only seems to pick up the main usergroups, not any additional ones .. how can I add other usergroups !?

Seems to send ok but not receive !
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Old 01 Mar 2007, 23:41
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Try first click install later.
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Only seems to pick up the main usergroups, not any additional ones .. how can I add other usergroups !?

Seems to send ok but not receive !
I have the same problem -- I can send w/out an issue, but can not receive.
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