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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: 5776
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Additional Files Re-usable Code Translations  

AS OF MARCH 16TH 2013 - THIS ADDON IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT TIME AVAILABLE.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 28 Mar 2012, 10:40
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Originally Posted by sweetpotato View Post
Please keep these phrase for site have more than one languagues
Ok. Will do. I had some complains about it being difficult update so I thought I would take them out. I can put them back. not a problem. Thanks for the input!
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  #587  
Old 28 Mar 2012, 11:33
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Can I use this for 4.1.11, is it updated yet? I know your posts say so but at the top it shows: Last Update: 06 Jun 2011
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 11:57
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Originally Posted by TalkVirginia View Post
Ok. Will do. I had some complains about it being difficult update so I thought I would take them out. I can put them back. not a problem. Thanks for the input!
I think the phrase is nice feature so why you have to remove it. If anyone does not need simply don't use it.

Thank you,
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 13:54
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Originally Posted by wildheart View Post
Can I use this for 4.1.11, is it updated yet? I know your posts say so but at the top it shows: Last Update: 06 Jun 2011
Yes, it should be ok to use for 4.1.11, but I have a new update coming out soon. You would need to uninstall this one first before installing the next update.
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Old 29 Mar 2012, 10:02
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Thank you, I will hang on and wait.
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Old 29 Mar 2012, 11:23
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Looks like a good mod. Will install once new version is out.
Cheers
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Old 15 Apr 2012, 07:49
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I've uninstalled the old version to install the new version.
I've uploaded the files.
But when I import the xml, it says:
Importing Product, Please Wait...

[:]
Then nothing.

I'm on 4.1.11 PL1.
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  #593  
Old 18 Apr 2012, 21:03
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Bug? When someone tries to unsubscribe from the reminders by following the email link in the notification from this add-on, they get a page saying:

vBulletin Message
Could not find phrase 'error_unsubscribe_done'.
How to fix this?
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Old 19 Apr 2012, 16:18
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Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
Bug? When someone tries to unsubscribe from the reminders by following the email link in the notification from this add-on, they get a page saying:



How to fix this?
This is fixed in the new version.
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Old 19 Apr 2012, 19:41
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Location: Ottawa, Canada
I'm using the newest version: 2.21

See optout-reminder.php lines 66-74:


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



Added:

I fixed it, I think, by editing the product-remindermail.xml file:

At lines 216-217, 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.

Does this look correct?

Last edited by djbaxter; 19 Apr 2012 at 23:39. Reason: Possible fix for this issue?
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Old 20 Apr 2012, 04:14
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Another problem: There have been several emails that have bounced back to my server (dedicated server) but none of them are showing in the logs. All I see is Bounced = No for all emails.

Is there something special I have to do for this add-on to recognize the bouncebacks?

Last edited by djbaxter; 20 Apr 2012 at 04:22.
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Old 21 Apr 2012, 18:26
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
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Originally Posted by TalkVirginia View Post
This is fixed in the new version.
I may have misunderstood. Did you mean in the next version to be released?
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Old 28 Apr 2012, 20:09
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nice mod .. waiting for the new Version
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  #599  
Old 03 May 2012, 16:22
Nemrak Nemrak is offline
 
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Number of Reminder Emails to Send Per Batch - 10 (Default).

How many batch are in 24 hours or how many emails will be sent in 24 hours? The time between batch is customised?

Sorry for my bad english .
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Old 04 May 2012, 13:00
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Mod uses cron script for sending emails.

You can find it here: ACP->Scheduled Task Manager->Inactive User Reminder Emails

I think that this script by default is set to run once a day, so if you set it to 10, it will send every day up to 10 emails. But, you can set it to run once per hour, or even more often, depends what you want.

I'm not sure how it is originally coded, but it runs once per hour on my site and it sends up to 50 emails, these are my settings.
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