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[DBTech] vBMail v2 (vB4)
Mod Version: 3.3.0, by DragonByte Tech (Coder) DragonByte Tech is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (18 votes - 4.83 average) Installs: 180
Released: 02 Jul 2011 Last Update: 17 Aug 2017 Downloads: 1291
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vBMail: What is it?
vBMail is a professional mailing list mod with Bounced Mail handling and advanced subscription management features.

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vBMail is the perfect solution for any forum who wish to send out large quantities of mail to users on a mailing list. It lets admins and users have fine-grained access to subscriptions, and also automatically handles bounced mail.

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Major Features:

Bounced Mail Handling: Once configured, it will (if so desired) automatically track and handle bounced mail. Alternatively, you can manually handle bounced mail if you so wish.

Automatic "Unsubscribe" Link Creation: If the user receiving the mail has access to unsubscribing, a secure link to unsubscribe themselves from the mailing list will be automatically added to the bottom of the mail. It does not require the user to be logged in, so it complies with spam policies set forth by mail providers.

Mail History: Each past sent mail can be viewed at any time from the front-end.

Advanced Subscription Management: Users can quickly and easily (un)subscribe from the mailing list via the mailing list directory, or the admin can manually change the subscription status in the AdminCP.

Bounced Mail Threshold: When an admin-configured number of mails bounce from the same email address, the user is automatically removed from mailing lists and all other email-related vBulletin features, and notified via PM what happened to their account, as well as directions to change their email addresses.

Complete Feature List (Lite)
  • Mailing List Directory
    • List all mailing lists
    • Links to send mail / view mail history / (un)subscribe
    • Unsubscription stats
  • Send Mail
    • Uses the full editor in vBulletin
    • Works with 4.1.4's CKEditor
    • Uses vBulletin's Mail Queue system to avoid overloading servers / avoid "maximum mails per hour" server restrictions
  • Mail History
    • Displays a list of all mail from that mailing list
    • View the mail in full HTML
    • Unsubscription stats
  • (Un)subscribe
    • One-click to add or remove from a mailing list
  • AdminCP
    • Create unlimited mailing lists with per-list usergroup permissions
    • Create keywords for people to subscribe to
    • View list of bounced mail
    • Prune list of bounced mail
    • Permissions for who can view unsubscription stats
  • Scheduled Tasks
    • Hourly collection of bounced mail
    • Hourly checks for number of bounces above the threshold

Complete Feature List (Pro)
  • Send Mail
    • Subscribe to an external mailing list via the vBulletin Sidebar (vB4 only)
    • Override SMTP settings per mailing list
  • AdminCP
    • Ability to create External mailing lists, powered by emails not found in vBulletin user accounts
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Old 03 Nov 2012, 15:00
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It's not marking people with bounced email for some reason? I've sent out two emails and have had multiple bounces, but those users aren't marked with the bounce flag. What am I doing wrong?
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Old 03 Nov 2012, 15:02
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By default, it takes 5 bounced emails before they are marked. You can change this setting in the vBulletin Options for this mod.


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Old 03 Nov 2012, 18:27
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
By default, it takes 5 bounced emails before they are marked. You can change this setting in the vBulletin Options for this mod.


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I set it to two. Still not changing anything.
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Old 03 Nov 2012, 18:30
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You'll need to re-run the Threshold Scheduled Task for vBMail to flag the new users.


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Old 03 Nov 2012, 18:45
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Just ran it, still those users aren't showing as flagged when I look them up.

Also when I look at the Bounce Mail List, it's showing nothing.
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Old 03 Nov 2012, 18:54
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Please try running the Collect Bounced Mail scheduled task.

It's possible there may be a misconfiguration that's preventing vBMail from fetching the bounced emails, or you're using the Automatic handling and the receiving mail server stripped vBMail's headers before returning the email.

In the case of the latter, when vBMail sends emails it adds 2 special headers to the email that lets it know who it bounced from and from what mailing list.

In the Automatic mode, if those headers are missing from the return email, it will discard the email outright (it will believe the email is an email manually sent to your bounce email address).

Also, you should ensure that in Email Options (vBulletin, not vBMail) you set the Bounced Email Address setting to the same email you've configured for vBMail.


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Old 03 Nov 2012, 18:59
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There we go it's having some serious issues with collecting... I manually tried to run it and got a huge error.

Fatal error: Could not open the connection to the mailbox, please check your configuration.
in [path]/dbtech/vbmail/includes/class_imap.php on line 87
#0 vb_error_handler(256, Could not open the connection to the mailbox, please check your configuration.
It looks like it's trying to log in, and not getting anywhere.
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Old 03 Nov 2012, 19:04
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If you're running a cPanel based server, try running with IMAP port 993, Mailbox INBOX and Use SSL Yes.

Also, the IMAP User Name is bounce+yourdomain.com (assuming [email protected] is the actual email you created, of course).

You have no idea how much grief I had trying to log on from my email app before I learned to put a + in the login name instead of the @


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Old 03 Nov 2012, 19:07
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Really? Wow, you learn something new every day. It's not cPanel, it's Plesk. I'll dig a little deeper, thanks for your help thus far. Appreciated.
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Old 03 Nov 2012, 19:11
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I have no experience with emails in Plesk unfortunately

If it's anything like cPanel, it'll have instructions for how to log in using an email app like the one on your smartphone or Thunderbird, Outlook etc. The same login name that works for those apps should work here


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Old 03 Nov 2012, 19:15
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I guess this can't be used with the internal PHP mail() function.
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Old 03 Nov 2012, 19:22
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I'm not 100% certain about that tbh, I guess that would depend on whether it's passing the headers correctly.

I tend to recommend using SMTP anyway since it's more robust.


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Old 23 Dec 2012, 19:09
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Originally Posted by DragonByte Tech View Post
Correct, but it will be rolling out to all versions in the not too distant future as it seems pretty stable

Can you tell me if there have been any updates from the beta in Oct (1.1.7) to now? I was asking previously about it handling bounced emails from all emails sent out (pm notifications, threads subscriptions, etc). I was sent a beta link that supposedly did so, but haven't seen any progress or since then. I haven't tried the beta due to concerns it wasn't ready. Does the live pro version on dbtech include the ability to handle bounces from outside just this script's mailing list?
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Old 23 Dec 2012, 19:44
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I haven't updated the files here on vBulletin.org, but the people who have tried out the cPanel/WHM mail server failure catcher code have not reported any problems, nor have we on DBTech


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Old 13 Jan 2013, 19:33
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Originally Posted by oddmud View Post
Really? Wow, you learn something new every day. It's not cPanel, it's Plesk. I'll dig a little deeper, thanks for your help thus far. Appreciated.
With plesk use -
user+domain.com
SSL yes

I've just got it connected using that, waiting to see if the bounces process now.
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