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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: 1206
Released: 05 Mar 2010 Last Update: 06 Jun 2011 Downloads: 5791
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AS OF MARCH 16TH 2013 - THIS ADDON IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT TIME AVAILABLE.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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  #271  
Old 25 Sep 2010, 02:32
sulasno sulasno is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Question 1;

Usergroups
Which usergroups do you want to monitor for inactivity?

Excluded User IDs
List the userids that you do not wish to send reminder email to here.

Must Excluded User IDs be part of Usergroups ?

Question 2;

Inactivity Emails: Receive Inactivity Reminder Email from Administrators

Members will receive an email if they have been inactive for more than 7 days. If you do not wish to receive these emails, you may optout by unchecking this option.

How do I change 7 days to 30 days ?
How do I remove this option ?

Last edited by sulasno; 25 Sep 2010 at 02:43.
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  #272  
Old 25 Sep 2010, 17:05
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mradlin mradlin is offline
 
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Installed.
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  #273  
Old 25 Sep 2010, 19:44
Gene Steinberg Gene Steinberg is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Real name: Gene Steinberg
Still flaky.

For example, the Unsubscribe feature appears to be non-functional.

For example, I got this letter today from one of our forum members:

i have unsubscribed already. i just tried again, and got the same message i told you about before:

"Our records indicate that your subscription to our mailing list has already been cancelled. Please contact an Administrator if you believe you've reached this message in error."

but i keep getting messages asking me to come back to the forums.

how am i supposed to make them stop if you can't remove my address?
That member isn't the only one. When will there be a fix?

Peace,
Gene
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  #274  
Old 16 Oct 2010, 13:54
asylum119 asylum119 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Perfect

Installed and MOTM

thanks

----- EDIT -----

I wont be using this if the above post is true

Can-Spam act and inbox deliverability go hand in hand, They are both my friend

Last edited by asylum119; 16 Oct 2010 at 14:03. Reason: just saw the post above me
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  #275  
Old 19 Oct 2010, 17:44
adwolf1 adwolf1 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Tagged. As soon as that feature where it can detect bounces, flag the user & send a PM is ready, will install & PayPal a much deserved contribution (seriously, that final feature would be absolutely killer for those of us with larger forums.)
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  #276  
Old 23 Oct 2010, 16:37
onesexforum onesexforum is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
hi i uploaded the files in the upload folder into the root. But when i hjave to import the xml file there are 2 of them! they are:

bitfield_remindermail.xml and cpnav_remindermail.xml

Do you mean that we have to upload the other file that isn't in the upload folder and import that file, which is called:

product-remindermail.xml

bit unsure what to do here :S sorry bit of a novice!
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  #277  
Old 23 Oct 2010, 16:50
onesexforum onesexforum is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
ok sorry for being stupid done it now
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  #278  
Old 30 Oct 2010, 19:26
vBB-vietnam vBB-vietnam is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
it have problem with special character like
~ ' ".......
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  #279  
Old 01 Nov 2010, 15:36
newz12 newz12 is offline
 
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Does it work on 4.08?
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  #280  
Old 04 Nov 2010, 23:09
jpbryan jpbryan is offline
 
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Installed > Does Great > Rated Excellent > Nominated for MOTM

Thanks,,
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  #281  
Old 06 Nov 2010, 09:47
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Silencer Groans Silencer Groans is offline
 
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Is there a possibility to make it work with 3.8?
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  #282  
Old 06 Nov 2010, 17:18
XiTCLUB XiTCLUB is offline
 
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good work
working on 4.0.7
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  #283  
Old 11 Nov 2010, 20:47
Bob_R Bob_R is offline
 
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Will install when problem as per post #273 is fixed.
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  #284  
Old 12 Nov 2010, 21:03
sarangan sarangan is offline
 
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In VB 4.0.8 emails are sent from "unknown sender" Please check and fix this issue.
Yes this happens for all emails that were send from my VB.. It was about 57809 emails to 57809 members.
See this screenshot:
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Old 13 Nov 2010, 10:22
gurler gurler is offline
 
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Real name: Umut
hello!.
How can I include a RSS Feed or latest threads from forum to sent emails in HTML format. ?

It will increase the traffic i think.

or any other idea?
more users can donate like me if this option is available.
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