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[DBTech] vBMail v2 (vB4)
Mod Version: 3.3.0, by DragonByte Tech (Coder) DragonByte Tech is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (18 votes - 4.83 average) Installs: 180
Released: 02 Jul 2011 Last Update: 17 Aug 2017 Downloads: 1289
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vBMail: What is it?
vBMail is a professional mailing list mod with Bounced Mail handling and advanced subscription management features.

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vBMail is the perfect solution for any forum who wish to send out large quantities of mail to users on a mailing list. It lets admins and users have fine-grained access to subscriptions, and also automatically handles bounced mail.

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Major Features:

Bounced Mail Handling: Once configured, it will (if so desired) automatically track and handle bounced mail. Alternatively, you can manually handle bounced mail if you so wish.

Automatic "Unsubscribe" Link Creation: If the user receiving the mail has access to unsubscribing, a secure link to unsubscribe themselves from the mailing list will be automatically added to the bottom of the mail. It does not require the user to be logged in, so it complies with spam policies set forth by mail providers.

Mail History: Each past sent mail can be viewed at any time from the front-end.

Advanced Subscription Management: Users can quickly and easily (un)subscribe from the mailing list via the mailing list directory, or the admin can manually change the subscription status in the AdminCP.

Bounced Mail Threshold: When an admin-configured number of mails bounce from the same email address, the user is automatically removed from mailing lists and all other email-related vBulletin features, and notified via PM what happened to their account, as well as directions to change their email addresses.

Complete Feature List (Lite)
  • Mailing List Directory
    • List all mailing lists
    • Links to send mail / view mail history / (un)subscribe
    • Unsubscription stats
  • Send Mail
    • Uses the full editor in vBulletin
    • Works with 4.1.4's CKEditor
    • Uses vBulletin's Mail Queue system to avoid overloading servers / avoid "maximum mails per hour" server restrictions
  • Mail History
    • Displays a list of all mail from that mailing list
    • View the mail in full HTML
    • Unsubscription stats
  • (Un)subscribe
    • One-click to add or remove from a mailing list
  • AdminCP
    • Create unlimited mailing lists with per-list usergroup permissions
    • Create keywords for people to subscribe to
    • View list of bounced mail
    • Prune list of bounced mail
    • Permissions for who can view unsubscription stats
  • Scheduled Tasks
    • Hourly collection of bounced mail
    • Hourly checks for number of bounces above the threshold

Complete Feature List (Pro)
  • Send Mail
    • Subscribe to an external mailing list via the vBulletin Sidebar (vB4 only)
    • Override SMTP settings per mailing list
  • AdminCP
    • Ability to create External mailing lists, powered by emails not found in vBulletin user accounts
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  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification

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  #136  
Old 08 Mar 2012, 16:01
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Seems like there's nothing to worry about then


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  #137  
Old 24 Mar 2012, 02:10
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vBMail v1.1.5:
Fix: Adding "too many" keywords produced unexpected results when saving a draft or template and opening it again later


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  #138  
Old 27 Mar 2012, 12:39
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Hi Fillip,
Is there any special way vbmail is hooking the navbar?
I am having an issue with another mod (Tournaments, Ladders & Leagues Manager, by Bananalive)

When vbmail is disabled, the navbar appears with all options visible for TLLM.


However, when I enable vbmail, I lose most of the options for TLLM.


Any ideas on what may be causing this?
Here's a link to my site, if you'd like to look.
http://forums.usmilitarygamers.com/competitions.php
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  #139  
Old 27 Mar 2012, 12:53
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They must be using an incorrect method of hooking into the navbar then, I use the only method known to me that will work around the design flaw in vB4's navbar creation code and won't break the Home tab


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  #140  
Old 27 Mar 2012, 14:04
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ok, thank you Fillip, I will ask over on the other mod.
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Old 27 Mar 2012, 15:56
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Hi Fillip,
After some tinkering, changing the "Navbar Link" Plugin Hook location for vbmail from "global_bootstrap_complete" to "process_templates_complete" - the issue appears to have gone away.
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  #142  
Old 27 Mar 2012, 16:09
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But doing so many break the Home tab, which is why I put it where I did


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  #143  
Old 27 Mar 2012, 16:30
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yes sir, understood.
Disclaimer - I only posted what worked for me.


Is there anyway to throttle the messages sent per hour?
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  #144  
Old 27 Mar 2012, 16:41
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vBMail uses the vBulletin Mail Queue system, I'm not sure if that has this feature but if it doesn't, then neither does vBMail


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  #145  
Old 27 Mar 2012, 23:31
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I think that vB Mail Que system sends specified amount of mails (in settings) every page load of front end.

So people should use very low numbers there if they have very busy forums. Or higher, if on small ones.
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 09:50
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I seem to have an issue.

This system was working fine (ish) a few weeks ago.

This system did have an issue with my members subscription system. When the mail program was running and a member paid an upgrade subscription they would not be moved to the new usergroup. Not a real issue as I now leave the mail program disabled until I need to send a message and then activate it, send the message, then de activate it again.

The new issue is this - when the system sends the emails I then get the returned (bounced) emails. I have set up an IMAP email to receive the mail. This system used to work correctly. When I activated the mail program I would then go to the scheduled tasks section and run the two mail program tasks - collect mail and remove members from list. When the tasks ran it would list the members that had been removed from the list and then delete the email from the mailbox.

If I run the system now all seems to work - I get no error messages. When I hit the scheduled task it used to list the members it had removed, I now get no members names in that list, it still shows that its done what it was supposed to do but no names are listed.

If I send another message I still get loads of bounced messages - if the system was working shouldn't these member have been removed from the list already ??

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 11:53
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Originally Posted by stemmy View Post
This system did have an issue with my members subscription system. When the mail program was running and a member paid an upgrade subscription they would not be moved to the new usergroup. Not a real issue as I now leave the mail program disabled until I need to send a message and then activate it, send the message, then de activate it again.
That issue has already been fixed a few versions ago, it was an issue with the mail_send hook.

You can check if your version is "safe" by opening /dbtech/vbmail/hooks/mail_send.php and check that the code is wrapped in
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Deactivating the product after sending emails means that the unsubscribe link will not work, plus many other features of the mailing list that is integral for the functionality of the mod.

Originally Posted by stemmy View Post
The new issue is this - when the system sends the emails I then get the returned (bounced) emails. I have set up an IMAP email to receive the mail. This system used to work correctly. When I activated the mail program I would then go to the scheduled tasks section and run the two mail program tasks - collect mail and remove members from list. When the tasks ran it would list the members that had been removed from the list and then delete the email from the mailbox.

If I run the system now all seems to work - I get no error messages. When I hit the scheduled task it used to list the members it had removed, I now get no members names in that list, it still shows that its done what it was supposed to do but no names are listed.

If I send another message I still get loads of bounced messages - if the system was working shouldn't these member have been removed from the list already ??
Are you sure you don't deactivate the product before doing that? To my knowledge, nobody else are having these issues.

In addition, you should always check your Bounced Mail list (DBTech - vBMail -> Bounced Mail List -> Show Only Entries Generated By: Unknown Mail -> Submit) - cPanel will not correctly flag certain emails as bounced; example of one email is this:

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

As it's showing as coming from
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

instead of the actual email address seen in the email itself.

There is nothing vBMail can do about that, as it's not feasible to try to detect an email address from the error message - there may be multiple matches in these error messages, leading to confusion.

These emails will still show up as Bounced, but the users won't be flagged - thus explaining your issue.

You can fix it by going to the list I suggested, then editing each email taking the email from the message body and putting it in the field that has
Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

in it, setting Is Bounced Mail to Yes, then saving the message.

Repeat for each email, then run the 2nd scheduled task again. It will then function correctly


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  #148  
Old 31 Mar 2012, 03:23
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When attemtping to add a new mailing list, I receive this error:

Database error in vBulletin 4.1.11:

Invalid SQL:

SELECT `bitfield`
FROM `mytablehere`
ORDER BY `bitfield` DESC
LIMIT 1;

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'bitfield' in 'field list'
Error Number : 1054
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Old 31 Mar 2012, 04:41
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When attemtping to add a new mailing list, I receive this error:
Please don't remove the table and column names. That makes it virtually impossible to fix.
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Old 31 Mar 2012, 11:51
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This is full message

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Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

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