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AS OF MARCH 16TH 2013 - THIS ADDON IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT TIME AVAILABLE.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

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 12 Jan 2012, 19:54
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Originally Posted by dorans View Post
Howto?
Thanks in advance
Go to Languages & Phrases -> Phrase Manager -> Search Phrases

Search Text : error_unsub
Search Language: All Languages
Product: Inactive User Reminder Emails
Search Translated Phrases Only: no (although up to you...)
Phrase Type: blank
Search In: Phrase Text and Phrase Variable Name
Last two set to No

Click Find.

if not found, Add new phrase "error_unsubscribe_done" under "Error Messages" Phrase type for the "Inactive User Reminder Emails" Product.

Text should be: "Subscription of your email address to our site's mailer has been successfully cancelled." or something similar.
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Old 12 Jan 2012, 20:43
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Thanks for your patience and explanations

"error_unsubscribe_done"

Last edited by dorans; 12 Jan 2012 at 21:04.
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Old 03 Feb 2012, 13:40
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What kind of method does this mod uses to send email?
Does it use the settings in Email Options at admincp or simply uses PHP Mail?
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Old 04 Feb 2012, 01:42
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Originally Posted by raymondblog View Post
What kind of method does this mod uses to send email?
Does it use the settings in Email Options at admincp or simply uses PHP Mail?
It uses the built in vb mail functions.
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Old 04 Feb 2012, 02:10
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Originally Posted by TalkVirginia View Post
It uses the built in vb mail functions.
Not really sure what you meant by using the "built in vb mail functions".
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Old 04 Feb 2012, 04:53
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Originally Posted by raymondblog View Post
Not really sure what you meant by using the "built in vb mail functions".
vbulletin has a wrapper function around the sendmail function.
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Old 04 Feb 2012, 07:39
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So it means that even though I set vBulletin to use SMTP, this mod will use the sendmail function, not the SMTP?

Any chance of updating the mod to support the method used to send email from the admincp?
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Old 05 Feb 2012, 01:07
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Originally Posted by raymondblog View Post
So it means that even though I set vBulletin to use SMTP, this mod will use the sendmail function, not the SMTP?

Any chance of updating the mod to support the method used to send email from the admincp?
it is using the same email functionality that is used anywhere in vB. Nothing is different.
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Old 05 Feb 2012, 14:31
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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?
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Old 05 Feb 2012, 14:50
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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?
I'll take a look at this. Will probably have to add that to the cron task. Thanks
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Old 22 Feb 2012, 09:30
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It seems to stop working with vb 4.1.10.
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Old 22 Feb 2012, 12:15
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Originally Posted by sweetpotato View Post
It seems to stop working with vb 4.1.10.
I'm testing an update on another site I have which is running 4.1.10. So far it seems to be working ok. I'm still trying to iron out issues with detecting bounced email. I'm not sure if my host is filtering them or what. Right now I have a mechanism to validate the email address before email is sent out which seems to work. There are a few smaller issues I need to clean up. I'll see how things go in the next few weeks.
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Old 24 Feb 2012, 14:30
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Hi TalkVirginia, great mod, we've been using it on our forum but since upgrading to 4.1.10 It may or may not be emailing people, but it's also supposed to tell us whether the email address is valid (got through) or not. It says that every single email it's ever sent has gotten through, which clearly isn't the case.

Any ideas of where we're going wrong or how to de-bug this?

Thank you.
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Old 24 Feb 2012, 16:59
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New version installed, let see how it works.

Thanx

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Old 24 Feb 2012, 20:34
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Originally Posted by millo87 View Post
Hi TalkVirginia, great mod, we've been using it on our forum but since upgrading to 4.1.10 It may or may not be emailing people, but it's also supposed to tell us whether the email address is valid (got through) or not. It says that every single email it's ever sent has gotten through, which clearly isn't the case.

Any ideas of where we're going wrong or how to de-bug this?

Thank you.
Please disable or install for now. I'm working on a update which should will fix this issue. I'm running the update on another site as I mentioned before, it is working ok. I'm also trying to work in the bounced email detection.
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