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[DBTech] vBMail v1 (vB4)
by DragonByte Tech
02 Jul 2011 00:11

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vBMail: What is it?
vBMail is a professional mailing list mod with Bounced Mail handling and advanced subscription management features.

Uses

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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If you like this mod please hit the button to the right ---->

Please remember to click the, button to the right if you installed the mod ---->

What does 'Marking As Installed' do ?

* It helps you to stay on top of updates - members who have installed modifications will be notified by us whenever new updates are available.

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For security issues - vbulletin.org will contact all members who have installed a modification whenever a security issue is brought to their attention.

* Marking a modification as installed also helps us know how many people are using our work, giving us extra incentive to provide more features and new modifications.

We appreciate the support!
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Priority support & Product Demos available at: http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/

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Translations available @ our forum
Support for translations handled by the translator in its respective threads only.

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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
    • Ability to save as draft (temporary) or template (permanent)
    • 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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This mod displays a copyright notification in the footer of pages generated by this mod which includes:
  • 1 Link to DragonByte Technologies homepage
  • 1 Link to Product Description page of this modification
  • 1 Link to Hivelocity Hosting (Lite version only, removable via a vBulletin Option)

Hornstar 02 Jul 2011 04:42

I'll be the first to reply saying awesome work! A mailing mod that complies with spam rules has been long needed by my community and this does that perfectly. Nice work!

I'm still on vb3 tho, so will a vb3 version be made as well :)

BaanFarsang 02 Jul 2011 06:48

It make the mod of "product-blackthorn_whos_online_admincp" and some above link of "Check Version For All Hacks" have been disappeared.

mokonzi 02 Jul 2011 07:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hornstar (Post 2215734)
I'll be the first to reply saying awesome work! A mailing mod that complies with spam rules has been long needed by my community and this does that perfectly. Nice work!

I'm still on vb3 tho, so will a vb3 version be made as well :)

I think it's on the cards. :)

Kaspersku 02 Jul 2011 09:08

Nice work, it is useful !
I have a suggestion I want to translate your product into Vietnamese, Are you agree ?

mokonzi 02 Jul 2011 15:05

I think translations can be uploaded to this forum: http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/forums/91-Translations

Belazor or Decado would know more about it when they come back online, though I'm sure they'll welcome all translations. :)

reddyink 02 Jul 2011 17:34

Can someone please educate me on the differences between this VbMail mod and ForoMail
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...light=foroMail

Thank you!

yahooooh 02 Jul 2011 20:21

thanks i will test it

Trek 02 Jul 2011 21:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by reddyink (Post 2215923)
Can someone please educate me on the differences between this VbMail mod and ForoMail
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...light=foroMail

Thank you!

Support, coding practices and overall product quality. Those are the primary reasons I'd choose this mod. I can't say I've used ForoMail (as I got ripped off there on the last mail mod the author wrote and never got a reply when they moved to this one), but I have used the old mail mod and a couple other of those mods and well, the code is (IMO) really bad.

On the support aspect of things, the author of Foromail has (over the years) pulled her mods from vb.org a couple of times, rarely answers support questions on her site, always some reason (whether or not they might be valid is anyone's guess), but regardless of the reasons, support lacks there. (I just checked the foromail thread and the mod was free, but now isn't and this time there's yet another reason as to why, again, regardless of the validity of reasons, it's always SOMETHING)

Product Quality, DBT takes users suggestions into consideration and more often than not, they get implemented. They are fast to fix issues and honestly, are easily the best vB mod company I have purchased from (which is why I own many of their products).

These are just my personal opinions and observations from using the DBT products for over a year now I think and also from my personal interactions with their staff. Take 'em how you will. =)

silpher 02 Jul 2011 23:28

how to send mail using it?

kameraderie 03 Jul 2011 07:42

It will be cool to use this with a feature to send automatic Private Message notification to each users

Alfa1 03 Jul 2011 11:31

Very nice to see somethign like this.

How does this addon decide which bounces to act upon? Is it only the number of bounces or does this actually check why an email is bouncing? Even if thats just for email delayed, inbox full and other trivial bounces?

What effect do bounces have on other vbulletin emails to the user? (birthdays, notifications, member email, etc, etc.) If it doesn't affect this, then it only decreases bounced email problems, but doesnt resolve it. Websites would still get blacklisted as spammers if email is still sent to inactive email accounts.

mokonzi 03 Jul 2011 13:22

vBMail has a threshold feature, meaning an email address can bounce x amount of times before it will be unsubscribed. It uses the standard bounce header to control what it classes as 'real' bounces, but also (as it uses an IMAP email address) list all emails coming to the bounce email address and allows you to manually mark it as 'bounced' mail (for example mailbox full problems don't count as a bounced mail, but you could set it to bounced after the 72 hours mail that often comes).

Once it's marked a user as bounced and processed them (by hourly cron jobs) it then unsubscribes them from all mail lists AND turns off all the email related features within vB's standard install (I'm not sure how it would fare with any non DBTech mod's email features atm).

DragonByte Tech 04 Jul 2011 17:19

1.0.2 Beta 3:
* Fixed a critical security issue regarding guest permissions


Fillip

Ocean-Wonders 04 Jul 2011 17:56

Can you import a mailing list into it i.e a mailing list generated by vb ?


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