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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: 1207
Released: 05 Mar 2010 Last Update: 06 Jun 2011 Downloads: 5776
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AS OF MARCH 16TH 2013 - THIS ADDON IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT TIME AVAILABLE.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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  #646  
Old 22 Dec 2012, 22:26
smirkley smirkley is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Testing this out,... tested unsubscribe feature, after clicking on the link in email for optout, get this error...

"Could not find phrase 'error_unsubscribe_done'."
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  #647  
Old 22 Dec 2012, 22:32
smirkley smirkley is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Originally Posted by smirkley View Post
Testing this out,... tested unsubscribe feature, after clicking on the link in email for optout, get this error...

"Could not find phrase 'error_unsubscribe_done'."
found fix and updated xml

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=595
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  #648  
Old 30 Dec 2012, 13:05
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Mark4865 Mark4865 is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Looks like a great mod, installed in my test site environment.

How do I add my website logo and disclaimer into the email
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  #649  
Old 10 Jan 2013, 14:35
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justicechick justicechick is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
When I attempt to install the XML file I get this :

Importing Product, Please Wait...

[:]

Thats how is has been stuck for over 20 mins...Is this normal?

UPDATED: Its been over 2 hrs and it still says Importing *sigh*

Last edited by justicechick; 10 Jan 2013 at 18:32.
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  #650  
Old 14 Jan 2013, 09:58
dirkji dirkji is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
I installed version 2.2.1 and got this error:

Invalid SQL:
SELECT * FROM user WHERE rmEmailDate > 0 AND rmEmailCount > 0 AND userid = 0;
MySQL Error : Unknown column 'rmEmailDate' in 'where clause'
Error Number : 1054

Any idea what causes this error?

Thanks,
Dirk
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  #651  
Old 21 Feb 2013, 17:56
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ikorolis ikorolis is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Real name: Ilias
Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
I'm using the newest version: 2.21

See optout-reminder.php lines 66-74:


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



Added:

I fixed it, I think, by editing the product-remindermail.xml file:

At lines 216-217, FIND:


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

Add AFTER:


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

Does this look correct?
Thanks
Fixed this error

wait to new release.
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  #652  
Old 12 Mar 2013, 03:44
smirkley smirkley is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Like this mod, but would LOVE to figure out how to add a checkbox in user cp settings to opt-in, with the opt-out link in the email un-checking the desire to get these reminders.

Anyone got an idea?
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  #653  
Old 15 Apr 2013, 17:09
markhendo1986 markhendo1986 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Having uninstalled this mod, I have been greeted with the following errors:

Database error in vBulletin 4.2.0:

Invalid SQL:
SELECT * FROM user WHERE rmEmailDate > 0 AND rmEmailCount > 0 AND userid = 0;

MySQL Error : Unknown column 'rmEmailDate' in 'where clause'
Error Number : 1054

Any ideas how to fix it?
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  #654  
Old 17 Apr 2013, 12:59
kartheekb kartheekb is offline
 
Join Date: May 2010
Does this sents a BULK Mails?

As i am on shared hosting only 500 allowed for hr.

I have 1200 Inactive users around?
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  #655  
Old 17 Apr 2013, 14:18
smirkley smirkley is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Yes it does send bulk

Recommended with using mailqueue system.
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  #656  
Old 26 Jul 2013, 01:49
Easy5s.net Easy5s.net is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
work with 4.2.1???
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  #657  
Old 26 Jul 2013, 02:18
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Originally Posted by Easy5s.net View Post
work with 4.2.1???
Yes it does.
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  #658  
Old 07 Sep 2013, 07:37
kandhro kandhro is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Hello Talkvirginia
thanks for a very important mod
installed and Voted also
totally works fine , here is one thing i want get some guide about
while receiving email to a inactive user there is a unsubscription link , clicking on that shows this "Could not find phrase 'error_unsubscribe_done'."

it will be great if i can get some guide for editing this to some decent message
hope to have a guide .
Best Regards
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  #659  
Old 27 Sep 2013, 17:20
Jokermixer Jokermixer is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
doesn't work!

In vbulletin 4.2.1 it doesn't work! there are the error.
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  #660  
Old 27 Sep 2013, 18:13
djbaxter djbaxter is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Originally Posted by Jokermixer View Post
In vbulletin 4.2.1 it doesn't work! there are the error.
It works fine in 4.21.

What error are you getting?
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