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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: 5776
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AS OF MARCH 16TH 2013 - THIS ADDON IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT TIME AVAILABLE.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!!

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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 07 Jun 2011, 15:21
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Originally Posted by TalkVirginia View Post
Ok. In the interest of making sure updates are correct going forward, I'm going to space out releases and pay closer attention to details.
No problem, I just wanted to inform you and others about this differences.

An as a suggestion, can you make cron task hourly by default? It's now set as daily, but I think making it hourly is much better. I know that I can change that (and I did), but some people may not know how and where.
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Old 07 Jun 2011, 15:42
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Originally Posted by Alan_SP View Post
No problem, I just wanted to inform you and others about this differences.

An as a suggestion, can you make cron task hourly by default? It's now set as daily, but I think making it hourly is much better. I know that I can change that (and I did), but some people may not know how and where.
Ok. will do that.
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Old 07 Jun 2011, 15:47
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TalkVirginia, Did you manage to look into the problem I'd highlighted on my previous post?

Thanks
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Old 07 Jun 2011, 15:52
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Also after testing recent errors on both my test site and my live site, everyone should make sure they have the latest files from the zip file on their site. For the moment, I'm unable to reproduce the errors mentioned.

I'm also working on a tool that will show all inactive members on a separate screen as a side check. It will allow you to set custom values as well as the option to use the same values from the mod settings screen.
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Old 07 Jun 2011, 16:09
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Originally Posted by TalkVirginia View Post
Ok. I'll have to look into this when I get home this evening. I'm at work right now.
Originally Posted by TalkVirginia View Post
Also after testing recent errors on both my test site and my live site, everyone should make sure they have the latest files from the zip file on their site. For the moment, I'm unable to reproduce the errors mentioned.

I'm also working on a tool that will show all inactive members on a separate screen as a side check. It will allow you to set custom values as well as the option to use the same values from the mod settings screen.
Sounds good.

Thank you for your time and hard work!!
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Old 07 Jun 2011, 22:02
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is it possible to delete inactive users after a certain amount of inactivity. eg, user signs up, doesn't complete email confirmation... user is then deleted after a period of time auto.
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Old 07 Jun 2011, 23:16
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is it possible to delete inactive users after a certain amount of inactivity. eg, user signs up, doesn't complete email confirmation... user is then deleted after a period of time auto.
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.
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Old 07 Jun 2011, 23:36
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Great ,
how this add on sends emails?automatically or manually?if manually please how?
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Old 08 Jun 2011, 04:58
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I uploaded all the latest files, removed and installed the xml product file again and I am still getting this message when the Unsubscribe link in the email is clicked:

vBulletin Message: Could not find phrase 'error_unsubscribe_done'.
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Old 08 Jun 2011, 13:50
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Originally Posted by hamedbia2 View Post
Great ,
how this add on sends emails?automatically or manually?if manually please how?
Automatically using the cron jobs/scheduled tasks.
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Old 09 Jun 2011, 18:56
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I uploaded all the latest files, removed and installed the xml product file again and I am still getting this message when the Unsubscribe link in the email is clicked:

vBulletin Message: Could not find phrase 'error_unsubscribe_done'.
I just added a phrase with this varname to the Phrase Manager. Seems to be working fine now.
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Old 10 Jun 2011, 06:17
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Originally Posted by fwulfers View Post
I just added a phrase with this varname to the Phrase Manager. Seems to be working fine now.
Thank you for posting this. I was going to mention that it is actually already there however it's under the incorrect phrase type.

I was going to release another update along with the inactivity validation tool however I ran into some show stopper bugs I need to work on.
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Originally Posted by TalkVirginia View Post
Thank you for posting this. I was going to mention that it is actually already there however it's under the incorrect phrase type.

I was going to release another update along with the inactivity validation tool however I ran into some show stopper bugs I need to work on.
Glad I saw this post first. I was just about to download and install this. I will wait for the update.
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Old 10 Jun 2011, 11:16
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Originally Posted by Boofo View Post
Glad I saw this post first. I was just about to download and install this. I will wait for the update.
I was referring to the validation tool. There are some small issues in the main part of the mod, but nothing that would be a show stopper.
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Old 10 Jun 2011, 11:34
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Originally Posted by TalkVirginia View Post
I was referring to the validation tool. There are some small issues in the main part of the mod, but nothing that would be a show stopper.
Ok, now I'm officially confused. According to this post, you did run into some show-stopper bugs.

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I was going to release another update along with the inactivity validation tool however I ran into some show stopper bugs I need to work on.
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