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Email reminder for inactive users
Mod Version: 1.2.7, by C Braithwaite (Member) C Braithwaite is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.8 Rating: (117 votes - 4.60 average) Installs: 1461
Released: 09 Feb 2007 Last Update: 24 Aug 2008 Downloads: 50903
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Inactive reminder emails. This mod was designed to send out a reminder to inactive members to try and win them back.

***1.2.7 Update***
This update includes built in support for bouncing emails. The script will automatically detect the bounced mail, mark it as bounced so the user is not to be contacted again so as to avoid spam, and then move that user into a seperate usergroup. This plugin is still in it's testing stages, but I have addressed the bugs mentioned previously regarding the emailing side of things.

This is important so keep reading
To install this plugin and take advantage of the bounced email features you are going to need to follow these instructions very carefully. I can not gaurentee that they will work to the letter as this will be based on each persons individual hosting settings.

Step 1: Pre Install
Before you touch this product you need to do the following
  • Create an "inactive" usergroup
  • Set up a "bounce to" email address
    Pick an email address that you want to use as your bounced email address. Im using "bounce@icora.co.uk". feel free to use whatever you wish.
  • Add a email message filter
    This is the hard part. You need to set up a filter that will 'pipe' an email sent to the above email address.
    I am using Cpanel 11 and this is how i have mine set up:
    Rules: 'To' 'Equals' 'bounce@icora.co.uk'
    Actions: 'Pipe to program' with the setting: |/usr/local/bin/php /home/icora/public_html/forum/bounce.php
    This will depend entirely on your settings and structure so you may have to do a little research. It would be very helfull if people who have to use diferent configurations would post them on here.
  • Go into vBulletin options, and find the options for 'Emails'. there is a setting asking you if you want to use '-f'. set this to yes.
  • While still inn the email options set the 'Bounce Email Address' to your above address.
Step 2: Install
Remove all previous trace of this modification, and upload all the files in the "upload" folder to your base directory of the server.
Go into your product management section and add a new product. upload the XML file with overwrite selected.
Refresh your admin CP to load the new menu items. Just under the "users" group you will find an "Inactive Reminders" group. open that up and click on settings.
Play with these settings and options to suit for the most part. when you come down to the bounce settings you MUST use the same email address as the one you created above.
Set to active and save.

I must re-iterate that this version has not been widely tested, but the simulations i have ran have worked. I look forward to your feedback!

Features:
  • Select the period of time before a user is considered inactive.
  • Select how many emails to send to each inactive user per inactivity period
  • Choose weather inactivity is based on members "Last Post" or their "Last Visit"
  • Specify how often followup emails are sent
  • Specify alternative emails to send to reduce repetition
  • Keep a log of all inactive users contacted

Planned Updates:
  • More detail in reports
  • ...such as
  • Which useres returned
  • Effectivness stats
  • Email validity

**1.2.1 Update***
Added more detail to the reports section. You can now see the email address, and quickly indicate which emails were invalid. You can link directly to that user to edit as you wish.
I have fixed some errors which have been crashing people's database. Please post any problems if you can.

**1.2.3 Update***
Fixed several problems with escaping strings
Stopped database errors locking up site
***

**1.2.4 Update***
Added a "From Email" so you can specify your own email address to send the reminders from.
Fixed potential bug for people who do not use the mail queue.

Anyone having problems with sending emails out too fast, and multiple emails being sent need to consider changing their email settings in vbulletin options.
People with emails going out too fast - edit Number of Emails to Send Per Batch to a lower amount
People with multiple emails sending - edit Use Mailqueue System to "Yes, with locking"
***

**1.2.5 Update***
Added more stats in the reports page, also added a "Send test email" option so users can test the functionality of the mod
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Old 10 Feb 2007, 22:31
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This makes no sense. It even emails banned users. Please fix that. Thank you.
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Old 10 Feb 2007, 23:17
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It even emails banned users.
Yeah, that would not be good.

"We miss you. Please come back."

"Oops! You're banned. Just joking! "
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Old 10 Feb 2007, 23:22
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Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
Yeah, that would not be good.

"We miss you. Please come back."

"Oops! You're banned. Just joking! "
hahahahah , what A JOKE

But how can I fix the YOURSITE? how can I edite the msg?
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Old 10 Feb 2007, 23:29
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god, someone tell how to fix this, it keep sending this to all memmbers as:

We've noticed that you've not been active on mished for quite some time now, and we miss you!
Could we not tempt you back?
If you don't remember your password, you can request it here: http://www.mished.co.uk/forum/login.php?do=lostpw
We hope to see you soon

Kindest Regards
YOURSITE


What a unprofessional Hack Installations Directions

what the world you don't explain right to all user step by step what the heck we should do man.!

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Old 10 Feb 2007, 23:29
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Anyway to send a test e-mail to myself? Just to make sure everything is working right?
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Old 10 Feb 2007, 23:31
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Originally Posted by rezapci View Post
god, someone tell how to fix this, it keep sending this to all memmbers as:

We've noticed that you've not been active on mished for quite some time now, and we miss you!
Could we not tempt you back?
If you don't remember your password, you can request it here: http://www.mished.co.uk/forum/login.php?do=lostpw
We hope to see you soon

Kindest Regards
YOURSITE


What a unprofessional Hack Installations Directions

what the world you don't explain right to all user step by step what the heck we should do man.!

crab
Go to the Admin CP, Vbulletin Options, Inactive User Reminder E-Mails. You can edit it in there.
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Old 10 Feb 2007, 23:36
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Originally Posted by chadi
This makes no sense. It even emails banned users. Please fix that. Thank you.
Would this do it?

Find:


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

Change to:


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

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Old 10 Feb 2007, 23:36
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Thumbs down

Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
Yeah, that would not be good.

"We miss you. Please come back."

"Oops! You're banned. Just joking! "
Originally Posted by sdphotoforum View Post
Go to the Admin CP, Vbulletin Options, Inactive User Reminder E-Mails. You can edit it in there.
Thank you , he supossed to explain it in first place which is he didn't!
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Old 10 Feb 2007, 23:40
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Originally Posted by rezapci
What a unprofessional Hack Installations Directions

what the world you don't explain right to all user step by step what the heck we should do man.!
That's why I said earlier "not ready for prime time".

I think this addon has possibilities but it is just not ready for a live forum yet.
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Old 11 Feb 2007, 05:26
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Originally Posted by chadi View Post
I just installed, manually ran scheduled task "emailreminders" and for some reason it only sent to about 20 people. I have 7,300 members and many have not logged in for a long time. How can this be?
it send emails out in small batches which can be amended in the options

Originally Posted by rezapci View Post
thanks for hack, but dude, how this ting works? I just installed it, what should I do next?

I cant find any Option on vbOption!
it's there.

Originally Posted by rezapci View Post
god, someone tell how to fix this, it keep sending this to all memmbers as:

We've noticed that you've not been active on mished for quite some time now, and we miss you!
Could we not tempt you back?
If you don't remember your password, you can request it here: http://www.mished.co.uk/forum/login.php?do=lostpw
We hope to see you soon

Kindest Regards
YOURSITE


What a unprofessional Hack Installations Directions

what the world you don't explain right to all user step by step what the heck we should do man.!

crab
I've given what i thought are ample instructions. upload, import, edit options. tell ya what - write you're own then eh?

Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
Would this do it?

Find:


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

Change to:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.
that is something i never thought of - i will update that in the php later today. cheers
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Old 11 Feb 2007, 05:29
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Originally Posted by rezapci View Post
Thank you , he supossed to explain it in first place which is he didn't!
if you read the first post:


Ive updated the mod so all the settings are editable in the AdminCP
it's a simple plugin, not rocket science!

i designed it for my own forum, and it does the job i wanted it to do and i thought it may be useful for other people (which i might add, has beenk) so if anyone doesn't like it then just lump it.
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Old 11 Feb 2007, 06:28
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there are still some settings to change in product-remindermail.xml

Lines 61,64 & 68 need attention before uploading..
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Old 11 Feb 2007, 11:36
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Good idea, *clicked install*
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Old 11 Feb 2007, 11:58
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Hey, anobody can confirm please if this mod works too on a vB version 3.5.3?
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Old 11 Feb 2007, 12:56
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Originally Posted by C Braithwaite View Post
that is something i never thought of - i will update that in the php later today. cheers
At the risk of telling you something you already know, I don't believe there is a "Banned" group by default in vBulletin - mine is ID=20 but it may be different for others so you'll need to make that a variable.
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