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Inactive Users Email Reminders For 3.7.x
Mod Version: 1.2.8, by C Braithwaite (Member) C Braithwaite is offline
Developer Last Online: Dec 2012 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

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vB Version: 3.7.x Rating: (13 votes - 4.31 average) Installs: 289
Released: 17 Aug 2008 Last Update: 26 Aug 2008 Downloads: 2227
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files Translations Is in Beta Stage  

Inactive reminder emails. This mod was designed to send out a reminder to inactive members to try and win them back. Earlier versions of this plugin have had great success, and has been installed on 1000's of forums.

This mod is a revised version of my 3.6 modification.
Someone pointed out that I needed to make a new thread in the right forum for this.

***1.2.7 Update***
Fixed the \ in the message.
Changed the way the mails are processed to try and stop duplicates
Made the bounce management monitor ALL outgoing emails
Added more stats
Added bounced email messaage viewing with management options.
***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
***

**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"
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**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
***

**1.2.6 Update***
Identical to 1.2.5, however EzBounce support added.
***

**Opps Update***
Sorry i somehow managed to not include the file in the zip. My bad.
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Old 17 Aug 2008, 15:47
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oo thank arkadasım
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Old 17 Aug 2008, 15:54
Megatr0n Megatr0n is offline
 
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Have the initial bugs that've been reported in the 3.6 thread been fixed?
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Old 17 Aug 2008, 16:09
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thank u very much
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Old 17 Aug 2008, 17:02
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C Braithwaite C Braithwaite is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Megatr0n View Post
Have the initial bugs that've been reported in the 3.6 thread been fixed?
Yes they have.
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Old 17 Aug 2008, 17:46
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This mod is crashing my database. I had to uninstall.
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Old 17 Aug 2008, 17:57
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Old 17 Aug 2008, 18:03
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Originally Posted by abrecher View Post
This mod is crashing my database. I had to uninstall.


Same here.

'Disable hooks' was my only way to gain access.


Uninstalled.
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Old 17 Aug 2008, 18:28
Gene Steinberg Gene Steinberg is offline
 
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Real name: Gene Steinberg
Just some suggestions: How about having this product email you a daily reminder report in the same fashion as the other product that performs this function?

Also, when you get a message that a member's email address is no longer valid, how about an option to automatically disable that person's membership? It beats manual, particularly when you've got several dozen or more to go through?

Peace,
Gene
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Old 17 Aug 2008, 18:29
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I have the 3.6 version installed, should I uninstall that one and install this one?
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Old 17 Aug 2008, 19:41
wingrider wingrider is offline
 
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There is a syntax error in your code. It brought my system down completely... Database Error. I can't even access the AdminCP. Others BEWARE before installing this upgrade.
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Old 17 Aug 2008, 19:50
Gene Steinberg Gene Steinberg is offline
 
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Maybe, but I haven't had any trouble at all.
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Old 17 Aug 2008, 19:55
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C Braithwaite C Braithwaite is offline
 
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Originally Posted by genesteinberg View Post
Just some suggestions: How about having this product email you a daily reminder report in the same fashion as the other product that performs this function?

Also, when you get a message that a member's email address is no longer valid, how about an option to automatically disable that person's membership? It beats manual, particularly when you've got several dozen or more to go through?

Peace,
Gene
I'm about to upload an update that does just that.. watch this space..
Originally Posted by SwollenCranium View Post
Same here.
'Disable hooks' was my only way to gain access.
Uninstalled.
Originally Posted by abrecher View Post
This mod is crashing my database. I had to uninstall.
Originally Posted by wingrider View Post
There is a syntax error in your code. It brought my system down completely... Database Error. I can't even access the AdminCP. Others BEWARE before installing this upgrade.
Sorry this has messed up for you guys - is there any chance you still have a copy of the email with the error? problem is, it works fine on mine so its hard to test...

Originally Posted by Endurer View Post
I have the 3.6 version installed, should I uninstall that one and install this one?
no.
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Old 17 Aug 2008, 20:14
wingrider wingrider is offline
 
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C Braithwaite, Apparently the error is coming from the content of the outgoing message, which I changed in the CP from your default message. Looking below, I see a '\' symbol in the word 'haven\'t', but it does not display that way in the MySQL database table.

Can you tell me how to remove the plugin when I don't have AdminCP access? I have FTP and PHPMyAdmin, so maybe you can tell me what file to remove to make it stop sending data to the mailqueue. Any help would be appreciated. Sorry to turn your thread into a support center. I have a ticket open with vBulletin support.

Don
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<!--
Database error in vBulletin 3.7.2:

Invalid SQL:
INSERT INTO mailqueue (dateline,toemail,fromemail,subject,message,header) VALUES ('1219000005','lclowry@execulink.com','rvpicsmail@sbcglobal.net','We Miss You!!','&lt;p&gt;Dear Travelin'on&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;We haven\'t seen you check in with RVPics for a while. Your participation is very important to us. Please stop by when you have a chance.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;Regards&lt;br/&gt;
The Team
&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.rvpics.com/forums/index2.php&quot;&gt;RV Pics&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;','MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
To: Travelin'on &lt;lclowry@execulink.com&gt;
From: RV Pics Reminder Service &lt;rvpicsmail@sbcglobal.net&gt;
');

MySQL Error : You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'on&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;We haven\'t seen you check in with RVPics for a while. Your partic' at line 1
Error Number : 1064
Request Date : Sunday, August 17th 2008 @ 01:06:45 PM
Error Date : Sunday, August 17th 2008 @ 01:06:45 PM
Script : http://www.rvpics.com/forums/index.php
Referrer :
IP Address : 75.6.163.23
Username :
Classname : vB_Database
MySQL Version :
-->
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Old 17 Aug 2008, 20:19
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C Braithwaite C Braithwaite is offline
 
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any feedback is great - sorry abut this... go into phpmyadmin and find "datastore" delete the entry "pluginlist" ad then you can disable the product from there.


the \ are supposed to stop the errors.. i will double check but i think i've fixed it in this version..
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