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Email reminder for inactive users
Mod Version: 1.2.7, by C Braithwaite (Member) C Braithwaite is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.8 Rating: (117 votes - 4.60 average) Installs: 1461
Released: 09 Feb 2007 Last Update: 24 Aug 2008 Downloads: 50903
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Inactive reminder emails. This mod was designed to send out a reminder to inactive members to try and win them back.

***1.2.7 Update***
This update includes built in support for bouncing emails. The script will automatically detect the bounced mail, mark it as bounced so the user is not to be contacted again so as to avoid spam, and then move that user into a seperate usergroup. This plugin is still in it's testing stages, but I have addressed the bugs mentioned previously regarding the emailing side of things.

This is important so keep reading
To install this plugin and take advantage of the bounced email features you are going to need to follow these instructions very carefully. I can not gaurentee that they will work to the letter as this will be based on each persons individual hosting settings.

Step 1: Pre Install
Before you touch this product you need to do the following
  • Create an "inactive" usergroup
  • Set up a "bounce to" email address
    Pick an email address that you want to use as your bounced email address. Im using "bounce@icora.co.uk". feel free to use whatever you wish.
  • Add a email message filter
    This is the hard part. You need to set up a filter that will 'pipe' an email sent to the above email address.
    I am using Cpanel 11 and this is how i have mine set up:
    Rules: 'To' 'Equals' 'bounce@icora.co.uk'
    Actions: 'Pipe to program' with the setting: |/usr/local/bin/php /home/icora/public_html/forum/bounce.php
    This will depend entirely on your settings and structure so you may have to do a little research. It would be very helfull if people who have to use diferent configurations would post them on here.
  • Go into vBulletin options, and find the options for 'Emails'. there is a setting asking you if you want to use '-f'. set this to yes.
  • While still inn the email options set the 'Bounce Email Address' to your above address.
Step 2: Install
Remove all previous trace of this modification, and upload all the files in the "upload" folder to your base directory of the server.
Go into your product management section and add a new product. upload the XML file with overwrite selected.
Refresh your admin CP to load the new menu items. Just under the "users" group you will find an "Inactive Reminders" group. open that up and click on settings.
Play with these settings and options to suit for the most part. when you come down to the bounce settings you MUST use the same email address as the one you created above.
Set to active and save.

I must re-iterate that this version has not been widely tested, but the simulations i have ran have worked. I look forward to your feedback!

Features:
  • Select the period of time before a user is considered inactive.
  • Select how many emails to send to each inactive user per inactivity period
  • Choose weather inactivity is based on members "Last Post" or their "Last Visit"
  • Specify how often followup emails are sent
  • Specify alternative emails to send to reduce repetition
  • Keep a log of all inactive users contacted

Planned Updates:
  • More detail in reports
  • ...such as
  • Which useres returned
  • Effectivness stats
  • Email validity

**1.2.1 Update***
Added more detail to the reports section. You can now see the email address, and quickly indicate which emails were invalid. You can link directly to that user to edit as you wish.
I have fixed some errors which have been crashing people's database. Please post any problems if you can.

**1.2.3 Update***
Fixed several problems with escaping strings
Stopped database errors locking up site
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**1.2.4 Update***
Added a "From Email" so you can specify your own email address to send the reminders from.
Fixed potential bug for people who do not use the mail queue.

Anyone having problems with sending emails out too fast, and multiple emails being sent need to consider changing their email settings in vbulletin options.
People with emails going out too fast - edit Number of Emails to Send Per Batch to a lower amount
People with multiple emails sending - edit Use Mailqueue System to "Yes, with locking"
***

**1.2.5 Update***
Added more stats in the reports page, also added a "Send test email" option so users can test the functionality of the mod
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Old 18 Dec 2009, 17:33
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I would like this as well!
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Old 03 Jan 2010, 10:57
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Originally Posted by TheOptimist View Post
Just tried to install it to 3.8.4 and got error message that it's only for boards running at least 3.6 and not 3.7 or greater...

So...

...any plans or other hacks as good as this one, for 3.8.4 ?
Same problem here...

Though I got older versions (installed while running on 3.6.x) running just fine under 3.8.x
But I'd like to update that one since it appears to send out double mails.

EDIT: Guess I'll simply edit out the max version of the XML see what happens if I install it.
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Old 03 Jan 2010, 11:36
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Originally Posted by Arjan View Post
Guess I'll simply edit out the max version of the XML see what happens if I install it.
That's what you do. It works fine for 3.84.
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Old 08 Jan 2010, 22:50
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will this work with 3.8.3 version?
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Old 09 Jan 2010, 04:35
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Originally Posted by AlBDJ-Net View Post
will this work with 3.8.3 version?
If it works in 3.84 then it will work in 3.83
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Old 30 Jan 2010, 12:56
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not working with vb4
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Old 12 Mar 2010, 12:48
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I understand that this mod creates an inactive user group. Can anyone tell me if this is visible to the forum at large? For example, where someone's name appears, will it say "inactive user" underneath? I'd rather this wasn't the case.
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Old 20 Mar 2010, 01:50
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TalkVirginia TalkVirginia is offline
 
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For those on vb4, I've released a similar version to this. It's actually a complete rewrite. It doesn't have all the features this does, but I'm working on adding them in.

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=237531
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vb4.x Email Reminders for Inactive Users, Add Mass Child Forums for vb3.8.6 & vb4.1.2
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Old 20 Jun 2010, 21:59
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not working with vb 3.8.4
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Old 20 Jun 2010, 23:16
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Originally Posted by vBlatino View Post
not working with vb 3.8.4
Nope... not yet..
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vb4.x Email Reminders for Inactive Users, Add Mass Child Forums for vb3.8.6 & vb4.1.2
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Old 10 Nov 2011, 04:16
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Did work for 4.1.5 yes ? Anybody test yes
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Old 10 Nov 2011, 04:19
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Originally Posted by doileloi View Post
Did work for 4.1.5 yes ? Anybody test yes
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=237531
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