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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: 1206
Released: 05 Mar 2010 Last Update: 06 Jun 2011 Downloads: 5791
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AS OF MARCH 16TH 2013 - THIS ADDON IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT TIME AVAILABLE.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 18 Mar 2010, 09:44
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Originally Posted by insidedesign View Post
So should this number be equal or greater than the number of members a website has? Sorry, just trying to get a good understanding...
Sorry for the delay in responding. I haven't been able to post anything for around the last 24 hours to this site using any other browser other than safari.

To answer your question though.. basically it depends on how large of a load you want to put on your server when sending out emails. If you enter in 1000, it's going to process and send out 1000 emails during each scheduled task, providing there are that many inactive members.
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Old 18 Mar 2010, 20:11
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Old 18 Mar 2010, 23:34
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Originally Posted by ellinofatsa View Post
thanks
You're very welcome
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I have update the version number of the product XML file to 2.0.1. No need to import this unless you want the product to reflect the version change. I removed the old v2.0.1 zip file and uploaded a new one.
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thx for the great hack
You're most welcome! Stay tuned - there's more to come.
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If anyone wouldn't mind posting some samples of their reminder emails, I'll include them in a new release in addition to the default message text.
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Old 23 Mar 2010, 14:39
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Just a heads up to everyone that has this mod installed. I'll be releasing another update very shortly (within the next several days or so) with some new features. A few features you can expect to see will be:
  • Logging of inactive members that have been sent reminders
  • Giving members to option to unsubscribe from receiving reminder emails either via the usercp "General Settings" screen, or by clicking on a link in a reminder email
  • Limit reminder emails to MaxNumber sent
  • View Inactivity Stats Reports, and Inactivity Log Reports via the admincp
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excellent working..
increases online people..

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Old 23 Mar 2010, 20:34
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I'm not sure if this mod will do what I am wanting, so let me outline what I'm looking for below. =)

I want to be able to configure multiple conditions as to when these get sent out.

Basically for usergroups 1,2,3,4 I want to send out email template X if they have been inactive for Y Days.

For usergroups 5,6,7,8 I want to send out email template X if they have been inactive for Y Days.

These would ideally be on a CRON and happen without any manual intervention from me. I'd also like it make it so they CANNOT opt out as well. These are only sent to members (not registered users) in my case and some of what I am doing, they are signing up for anyway. So it's no worry. But having the option is what I'm looking for.

Anyway, thanks for any response you have time for! =)
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Old 24 Mar 2010, 00:37
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I'm not sure if this mod will do what I am wanting, so let me outline what I'm looking for below. =)

I want to be able to configure multiple conditions as to when these get sent out.

Basically for usergroups 1,2,3,4 I want to send out email template X if they have been inactive for Y Days.

For usergroups 5,6,7,8 I want to send out email template X if they have been inactive for Y Days.

These would ideally be on a CRON and happen without any manual intervention from me. I'd also like it make it so they CANNOT opt out as well. These are only sent to members (not registered users) in my case and some of what I am doing, they are signing up for anyway. So it's no worry. But having the option is what I'm looking for.

Anyway, thanks for any response you have time for! =)
Hey Trek, Thanks for your input on features. Unfortunately the addon does not have these features currently. I'll add your feature requests to my list. Give me some time and I will see what I can do to add them in.
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That lastest update - 2.1.0 - is the folder 'admin' that's to be uploaded supposed to be 'admincp'?
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That lastest update - 2.1.0 - is the folder 'admin' that's to be uploaded supposed to be 'admincp'?
Yes it is. I'll fix that and reupload the zip. Thank you.
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Old 26 Mar 2010, 23:21
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hi talk virginia, i wonder of the mod working on my forum on every email i got it says the email address was invalid. Look Down

This email shows that the product is installed and working as it should be.


Emails sent to:
shawn.89 MrTbcbender kalvho Zeus DaSnitch Track & XCountry - BWS1 slugg1n ZeLL Hamsterkiller Uspeer


We tried to email the following users, but their email address was invalid:


I hope its working as it should be.
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Old 26 Mar 2010, 23:25
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We tried to email the following users, but their email address was invalid:
this means "there is no invalid email. everything works."
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