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Email Reminder for inactive users
Mod Version: 2.2.1, by TalkVirginia (Coder) TalkVirginia is offline
Developer Last Online: Mar 2013 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

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AS OF MARCH 16TH 2013 - THIS ADDON IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT TIME AVAILABLE.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 30 May 2012, 15:36
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Originally Posted by usefee View Post
I install this mod on my site, everything looks ok but not working!
my vb is 4.2 now (but this hack installs from older version) and havent any sending in cron reports!
please help me
Ok. I just got back from a long weekend vacation. I'll be testing this as soon I can clear some free time. Thanks
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Old 31 May 2012, 19:04
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I have been running v2.21 and just updated my board from 4.1.12 to 4.2.0 on the 28th and now when the cron runs the mod finds no inactive members. I know there were a few members that needed reminders sent to them on the 29th and that did not happened. I tried running cron manually but all I receive is error shown below.


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

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Old 01 Jun 2012, 07:20
usefee usefee is offline
 
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Originally Posted by TalkVirginia View Post
Ok. I just got back from a long weekend vacation. I'll be testing this as soon I can clear some free time. Thanks
tanx
this hack is so usefull but dont work for me!
im waiting for you
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Old 02 Jun 2012, 14:39
dustoff99 dustoff99 is offline
 
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Waiting for update, upgraded to 4.2 and tried this mod and it didn't work either.
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Old 03 Jun 2012, 13:49
dustoff99 dustoff99 is offline
 
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Odd, this morning I get an email that stated:

Inactive User Reminder Email Report

Members who have become inactive based on their last activity date and never received a reminder email:Emails sent to: (I had a good 10 names here)

I went to my Inactive Reminders / Inactivity Log and processed the Log Viewer and saw the same names from the email.

Quick question, where do I check a log file from my vB to verify that the email did go out to those users?



So it appears that mine is working now on 4.2
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Old 04 Jun 2012, 12:02
dustoff99 dustoff99 is offline
 
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Ok, day 2 and another 10 emails went out. I haven't noticed any patterns as to which 10 the MOD chooses as some were right at 30 days out to one of my very first inactive members.

Good news, I got back 2 members yesterday and tweek'd what group the MOD targets.

Looking forward to the next update.
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Old 04 Jun 2012, 12:12
dustoff99 dustoff99 is offline
 
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Paypal being goofy today Jim, please keep both donations if they go through.

When I donated, I get this message: "Sorry — your last action could not be completed" and nothing is in my PayPal history, but they did deduct the funds.

Just wanted to say thank you for a great MOD and keep up the good work.
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Old 04 Jun 2012, 14:58
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Originally Posted by dustoff99 View Post
Paypal being goofy today Jim, please keep both donations if they go through.

When I donated, I get this message: "Sorry your last action could not be completed" and nothing is in my PayPal history, but they did deduct the funds.

Just wanted to say thank you for a great MOD and keep up the good work.
Thank you very much for your donations!! I'll be sure to list your name (vb.org name) as a mod supporter.
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  #624  
Old 27 Jun 2012, 04:55
dwkmi dwkmi is offline
 
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I like to suggest a method to send test emails to admin, to view the actual emails being sent.

Great mod!
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Old 27 Jun 2012, 19:01
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Originally Posted by dwkmi View Post
I like to suggest a method to send test emails to admin, to view the actual emails being sent.

Great mod!
There's an easy way to do this already. You can do it two ways.

1) Change the setting so that only accounts in the administrator group get the emails and set the inactive days to 1. Then leave your Admin account logged out for 1 day only.

2) If you'd rather not be logged out of your own forum for a whole day then use a test account (all Admins should have a test account for functionality testing) and place it in the administrator group, set the inactivity days down to 1 and leave your test account for a day.

Either of those ways you will see what the emails are like. it's not an instant thing, but it's only 24 hours.
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Old 05 Jul 2012, 17:00
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Hi TalkVirginia, any news on the next update (version)? (The mod has been disabled on my board until the next update)

Thank you

Last edited by S_E_A; 05 Jul 2012 at 17:20.
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Old 25 Jul 2012, 13:57
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I installed this yesterday on 4.2, which qualified about 500+ users to receive the emails.

It does work and some of them received emails, but I'm wondering if it has some kind of known issue with 4.2 ?

At 1:30am nothing happened. However, if I run the task manually, it will do 25 people at a time (which is what I have it set to) I have since done it enough times to process all of the ones in the qualification queue.

The notification emails to the admin are also very sporadic. if I do a manual event to run this, it may be 3 or 4 hours before I receive emails for each individual batch. It will send them about 30 minutes apart, for each group of 25. But it will only do this for 1-3 of them and then stops again. I received about half of them so far.

So it's working, but I'm not sure how reliably. I received a couple bounced emails, so I know at least some have gone out. (if not all)

What i'm not clear on is why the "inactive user email reminder report" to admin seems to come hours later, if at all. It would also be nice to put a space after each name, in that report, if possible

Thanks in advance for any clues or advice, and for putting together such a great feature! This is something that should probably be built into VB, IMO.

Have a great day!

Last edited by rhody401; 26 Jul 2012 at 20:04.
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Old 26 Jul 2012, 07:01
alhidaya alhidaya is offline
 
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Hello,

Great mod, thanks!

Nice, Nice, Nice !!!
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Old 18 Aug 2012, 01:37
CharlieDelta CharlieDelta is offline
 
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Feature request; the ability to change the senders email from webmaster@... to an email of our choosing.

If there is a way to do this now with a work around let me know and I can make the changes.

Cheers.
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Old 24 Aug 2012, 13:06
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Question

At the bottom of each email are the ARCHIVE links just the same that is on the bottom of my site:
http://www.blincmagazine.com/forum/content/

But the issue is that it is duplicated 9 times.
How can I just append one (1) section of my archives?
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