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Mod Version: 1.00, by Jafo232 (Coder) Jafo232 is offline
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vB Version: 3.5.3 Rating: (1 vote - 5.00 average) Installs: 34
Released: 01 Feb 2006 Last Update: Never Downloads: 51
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I will no longer be supporting this hack as 3.6.x supports feeds, making this hack obsolete.

This hack will automatically post to a forum of your choice, as a user of your choice, any Google alert received. In fact, it should work for any alert service.

If you do not know what Google Alerts are, see this page:

Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic.
Requirements:

A POP email box to receive Google Alerts.

Install is simple. Upload the PHP file, install the product, define the settings in adminCP, test, and set up a scheduled task in the adminCP then:

Click Install

You can limit who can post alerts by restricting domains allowed to email the POP box. I advise you use a secret, previously unused POP box/email address. Any mail in the POP box that is not in the domain list is deleted, otherwise it is posted.

I will offer support as I can here, or in the forum at my website at www.worldwidecreations.com

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Old 01 Feb 2006, 17:46
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this looks awesome, ill surely check it out!!
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Old 01 Feb 2006, 18:46
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Loading Directly.

Warning: imap_open(): Couldn't open stream {localhost:110/pop3/tls/novalidate-cert} in /vbox.php on line 24

Warning: imap_num_msg(): supplied argument is not a valid imap resource in /vbox.php on line 26
done processed 0 of mails
and if I add my email details the same message appears !?
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Old 01 Feb 2006, 18:50
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Either the popserver, username, port or password are wrong or, on some servers, you may be required to edit vbox.php where it says:


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

To:


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

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Old 01 Feb 2006, 19:06
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How about a screeny?
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Old 01 Feb 2006, 19:15
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Screen added of a google alert based on the keyword "bush" and a screen of the settings in adminCP..
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Old 01 Feb 2006, 19:21
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Do the posts add to the user defined post count?
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Old 01 Feb 2006, 19:24
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by RasMasta
Do the posts add to the user defined post count?
No it does not.
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Old 01 Feb 2006, 19:37
bashy bashy is offline
 
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Hi

I am 99% sure i done this right....
When i run the script it says

Loading Directly.
done processed 0 of 0 mails

Even though i have run the test and have sent an email to the address used...

I know my domain has pop and i have inserted the mail.*****.com into the domian box, is this correct?
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Old 01 Feb 2006, 19:48
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thanks!
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Old 01 Feb 2006, 20:16
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by bashy
Hi

I am 99% sure i done this right....
When i run the script it says

Loading Directly.
done processed 0 of 0 mails

Even though i have run the test and have sent an email to the address used...

I know my domain has pop and i have inserted the mail.*****.com into the domian box, is this correct?
If you want to test this first, here is what you do.. Use a mail client like outlook to check the POP box and make sure email is arriving to it. If you know how to, set the option on the mail client to NOT delete mail when it retrieves it.

This way at least you can validate that mail is actually arriving to the mailbox.

Also, MAKE SURE, no other mail client is accessing the same box, otherwise, it will delete the mail before the script can get it.
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Old 01 Feb 2006, 20:30
bashy bashy is offline
 
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Cheers for that, I forgot to keep mail on server...
Right...its processed the email now but didnt post it in the forum specified.
Does it not do this yet or should it have done it?

Like i said, it processed it and deleted it from the mailbox lol

Originally Posted by Jafo232
If you want to test this first, here is what you do.. Use a mail client like outlook to check the POP box and make sure email is arriving to it. If you know how to, set the option on the mail client to NOT delete mail when it retrieves it.

This way at least you can validate that mail is actually arriving to the mailbox.

Also, MAKE SURE, no other mail client is accessing the same box, otherwise, it will delete the mail before the script can get it.
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Old 01 Feb 2006, 20:32
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possible security problem...could someone with malicious intent fake the domain from which the emails come from. giving an authorized person access to post on your forums what ever content they want. i remember some at vb.com telling me that using a domain from an email came from is unreliable since it can be easily modified. it was for my suggestion on alternative to email confirmations but them sending emails to confirm themselves.
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Old 01 Feb 2006, 20:32
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by bashy
Cheers for that, I forgot to keep mail on server...
Right...its processed the email now but didnt post it in the forum specified.
Does it not do this yet or should it have done it?
You must make sure that the user ID is correct, and that user has permissions to post to the forum ID you specified.

Make sure you are using ID's here and NOT names. It is a numeric value.
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Old 01 Feb 2006, 20:37
Jafo232 Jafo232 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by AN-net
possible security problem...could someone with malicious intent fake the domain from which the emails come from. giving an authorized person access to post on your forums what ever content they want. i remember some at vb.com telling me that using a domain from an email came from is unreliable since it can be easily modified. it was for my suggestion on alternative to email confirmations but them sending emails to confirm themselves.
Yes of course, which is why you must keep the mailbox secret so only google (and yourself) knows the email address.

You could also setup something in say Spamassassin that will verify email comes from where it says it comes from, but to me that seems to be a bit overkill.

The content posted, can only be posted in the forum you choose. No user can actually spoof the identity as far as logging in and changing anything.

Is it 100% secure? No. Can anything malicous be done with it? I doubt it. If you are really worried about it, set the user so everything they post is moderated.
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