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Email Reminder for inactive users
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AS OF MARCH 16TH 2013 - THIS ADDON IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT TIME AVAILABLE.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.

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Old 25 Feb 2012, 13:51
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Originally Posted by TalkVirginia View Post
I'll take a look at this. Will probably have to add that to the cron task. Thanks
Originally Posted by BGN64 View Post
Most of my members were imported from another forum system. The ones that have not gone through the password set procedure, or haven't been to the site since the change to Vb show a last login of 12-31-1969 but they are not being sent the email. Any thoughts?

Edit: I see... their last activity date is blank. Is there any way to include them in the process?
Will you be working this into the update?
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Old 28 Feb 2012, 21:07
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Originally Posted by BGN64 View Post
Will you be working this into the update?
Yes. As a matter of fact, I am.
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Old 29 Feb 2012, 09:56
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Should i wait for the update before i install to 4.1.10?

Thanks
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Old 29 Feb 2012, 18:14
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Originally Posted by MrKing View Post
Should i wait for the update before i install to 4.1.10?

Thanks
Might be a good idea.
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Old 29 Feb 2012, 23:41
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Is there a way to change the standard text you have for the emails? i want a custom email that i want sent. can you help me out?
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Old 01 Mar 2012, 07:32
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Originally Posted by TalkVirginia View Post
Might be a good idea.
Thanks

Looking forward to the update and installing this much needed mod.
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Old 01 Mar 2012, 19:28
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Originally Posted by pcXtremists View Post
Is there a way to change the standard text you have for the emails? i want a custom email that i want sent. can you help me out?
You can change the default text that gets sent in emails. If not in debug mode, just copy the phrase as if you were going to translate it, change it, then save.
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Old 12 Mar 2012, 12:35
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Beta testing v3.0.0 Email Reminders

I'm looking for 2 maybe 3 (English speaking) admins that are running large forums and would be interested in assisting with beta testing the next release. This is a rewrite, and everyone will need to uninstall any previous version of this addon. I've made changes on the backend and I'm implementing "moving inactive members to an inactive group" and "bounced email processing". The thing is for some odd reason I'm not getting any bounced emails sent to me yet. I also need samples of bounced emails. If interested in assisting, please PM me an email address where we can chat and I can send the mod files to you. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks,
Jim
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Old 20 Mar 2012, 02:14
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Can you set this to email all users with a post count of zero?
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Old 20 Mar 2012, 02:56
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Originally Posted by TalkVirginia View Post
Or the member becomes inactive and you send out 20 reminders, the member doesn't come back and is removed after the 20 reminder? I'll have to think about that one. Thanks for the idea! I'll add that to my to-do list and see if anyone else is interested in that.

I'd like to make sure that the current features are not giving anyone any additional issues first. Also I still need to add bouced email detection which I'm currently working on.
Any updates regarding this deletion capability? I'd equally be interested in an add-on that simply moves inactive users to a separate usergroup and when/if they ever return, they are reinstated with full privileges again, possibly via mod intervention...

Eh disregard. I just now scrolled up and noticed Jim's post. I guess I oughta read all the way to the end before posting, but this thread has 39 pages and I just got tired after page 22....

Thanks

Last edited by av8or1; 20 Mar 2012 at 03:03.
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Old 20 Mar 2012, 15:11
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Originally Posted by seanadl View Post
Can you set this to email all users with a post count of zero?
So basically you want to notify Lurkers as well? Members that visit but don't post? Sure, I can do that.
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Old 20 Mar 2012, 15:17
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Any updates regarding this deletion capability? I'd equally be interested in an add-on that simply moves inactive users to a separate usergroup and when/if they ever return, they are reinstated with full privileges again, possibly via mod intervention...

Eh disregard. I just now scrolled up and noticed Jim's post. I guess I oughta read all the way to the end before posting, but this thread has 39 pages and I just got tired after page 22....

Thanks
LOL Yes, I am planning on including the deletion feature but will probably be in a later release. I have the feature working to move members to an inactive group.

I know this thread is getting long. Not sure what to do about that. Sorry.
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Old 21 Mar 2012, 01:46
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LOL Yes, I am planning on including the deletion feature but will probably be in a later release. I have the feature working to move members to an inactive group.

I know this thread is getting long. Not sure what to do about that. Sorry.
Eh, no worries. Tis a sign of a good mod/add-on, so kudos!
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 06:00
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v3.0.0 - IN BETA TEST
Just an FYI, I've sent out the first packet for v3.0.0 of this addon to beta-testers. It may not seem like a lot, but please keep in mind this is a complete rewrite.

New features in this version include:

* Inactive members can be moved to a inactive group.

* Members can be moved back to their original usergroup, or
be moved to another holding usergroup once they become active.

* Select the usergroups to be protected from being moved. Administrator and Banned Members are automatically excluded from being moved.

* Reminder emails are handled by vBulletins internal email system, such as send now and mail queuing. If the bounced email address field is set in vBulletin's email settings, that will be used, otherwise the webmaster address is used.

* Members can Opt-Out from the UserCP as well as from the unsubscribe link in the email. The $unsublink variable must be used for it to be included in emails.

* Set the reminder subject and body content. Phrases for these have been removed to make it easier to edit.

* Track the number of reminder emails sent.

* Set the maximum number of emails to send

* Delete inactive member(s) once they have received max reminders and have not become active.
Only members that have been moved to the inactive usergroup will be targeted for deletion.

* Set the usergroups to be sent a reminder email. Administrator and Banned Members are now automatically excluded and will never be sent reminders.

Please let me know if I've missed any features you might have been expecting and I'll try to include it.

Jim
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 07:34
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Set the reminder subject and body content. Phrases for these have been removed to make it easier to edit.
Please keep these phrase for site have more than one languagues
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