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DragonByte Tech
06 Nov 2012, 20:08
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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Priority support & Product Demos available at: http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/

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Translations available @ our forum ("http://www.dragonbyte-tech.com/f91/)
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 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
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 a Module


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

CybertronWizard
19 Nov 2012, 07:47
thanks for the mod....

DragonByte Tech
13 May 2013, 15:47
vBMail v1.1.8 Alpha 2
Change: Now requires vBulletin Connect 5.0.2 to run
Change: Reduced memory usage by reworking the way the mod caches things to take advantage of vB5's built-in long-term cache storage
Change: Modules in the Site Builder are now grouped under the "DragonByte" category rather than the "Display" category
Fix: Modules in the Site Builder now once again have titles


Fillip

DragonByte Tech
14 May 2013, 02:16
The new version fixes issues with the UserCP and other assorted minor issues.


Fillip

DragonByte Tech
10 Aug 2013, 17:14
vBMail v1.1.8 Alpha 5
Change: 5.0.4 is now the minimum required version
Change: Changed module wrapper to use the built-in template
Fix: Fixed UserCP issues related to CSS changes
Fix: Fixed various other CSS change issues
Fix: Fixed issue with sending new mail not redirecting to the mail queue processor properly


Fillip

DragonByte Tech
17 May 2014, 23:05
vBMail v1.1.8 Alpha 6

Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:

The widgets will now display titles for its settings fields



Fillip

ETS_DeadShot
24 Jul 2014, 06:23
Any idea of the cause of this error? Lite version installed. Is not working. mail sent from vB is working.
MySQL Error : Unknown column 'user.salt' in 'field list'
Error Number : 1054
Request Date : Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 @ 12:10:16 AM
Error Date : Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 @ 12:10:16 AM
Script : http:///vbmailActions/processMailQueue?mailid=8&mailqueuehash=06523bc66408b49cddf11d42e4a65aa820b81a39

DragonByte Tech
04 Sep 2014, 18:27
vBMail (vB5) v1.1.8 Alpha 7

Bug Fixes And Issue Fixes:

Fixed an issue with email sending after recent vB update changes



Fillip

faisalb6
09 Apr 2015, 10:55
Hello,

I implemented vbmail for the 5.1.6 version and it shows me this error
Notice: Undefined index: vbmail in ... \ vb5 \ route.php on line 877
Can you help me otherwise when the next version will be available

thank you

Merenguista
09 Apr 2016, 00:19
This MOD allow us to send HTML messages to our users ?

DragonByte Tech
09 Apr 2016, 18:36
This MOD allow us to send HTML messages to our users ?Hi there,

Unfortunately I don't believe the vB5 version allows you to send HTML mail due to limitations in vB5.


Fillip

Merenguista
10 Apr 2016, 12:03
Hi there,

Unfortunately I don't believe the vB5 version allows you to send HTML mail due to limitations in vB5.


Fillip


even with this Improvement Request added to 5.2.1 ?

Ability to set vB_Mail class to send mail as text/html instead of text/plain :

http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBV-5821

DragonByte Tech
14 Apr 2016, 02:27
The only way we could take advantage of that (a three and a half year old three-line code change) would be to drop support for older versions of vB5.

It may be implemented when we go back to correct our mods for the next round of random changes in vB5.


Fillip

shimei
14 Apr 2016, 20:19
The only way we could take advantage of that (a three and a half year old three-line code change) would be to drop support for older versions of vB5.

It may be implemented when we go back to correct our mods for the next round of random changes in vB5.


Fillip

Just curious, when was the last time your company "went back to correct our mods for the next round of random changes in vB5"?

I see there is an option to purchase a subscription for support. I can't understand why anybody would purchase your company's product support (which I assume includes updates) if your company does not keep up with changes in Vb?

I ask this because I have been waiting for an update for nearly a year. My current product is "limping" along, with not much functionality in the admincp. I have purchased a couple of your products, and "was" looking to purchase three more, including this one, if ever, they were to work. But I have to say, dealing with your company makes me jittery, because I see the lack of support and willingness on your company's part to work outside of Xenforo and Vb4.

DragonByte Tech
14 Apr 2016, 20:34
Just curious, when was the last time your company "went back to correct our mods for the next round of random changes in vB5"?You can see the last update dates for all our vB5 mods on our profile: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/member.php?u=373913 :)

I see there is an option to purchase a subscription for support. I can't understand why anybody would purchase your company's product support if your company does not keep up with changes in Vb?We absolutely do not sell support, nor do we sell subscriptions. When your license expires, you do not have to revert to the Lite version, you can run the latest version you have access to indefinitely.

What we sell is licenses to receive any updates that may or may not be released within the license period.
Support is always provided free of charge :)

To address the second half of your question; if you were to submit feedback to Internet Brands that they should focus more on mod development, keeping the core stable so that new versions do not constantly require seemingly random tweaks (the latest issue with form submissions has happened before, was reverted again and has now apparently been re-introduced...?) from mod developers, that would help us immensely :)

If they have to introduce backwards compatibility breaking changes to the API or something else, why is there not a mailing list for addon developers that gives us a heads up?

Also, all our vB5 mods are flagged as BETA for this very reason. Personally, I also strongly recommend that anyone interested in running custom modifications stay clear of vB5 due to how unstable it is from a mod development point of view.


Fillip

shimei
14 Apr 2016, 20:50
Thanks for the link. I definitely recommend doing research on Dragonbyte products before purchasing them.

DragonByte Tech
14 Apr 2016, 21:03
Thanks for the link. I definitely recommend doing research on Dragonbyte products before purchasing them.We also provide free Lite versions to allow people to try a demo of our products prior to purchasing.

That being said, I am going through the motions of upgrading to 5.2.1 and testing the admin areas of all our vB5 mods just now. I'll be applying hotfixes to the versions available @ DragonByte-Tech.com once I'm done :)


Fillip

DragonByte Tech
12 May 2016, 22:03
even with this Improvement Request added to 5.2.1 ?

Ability to set vB_Mail class to send mail as text/html instead of text/plain :

http://tracker.vbulletin.com/browse/VBV-5821Just a quick note guys, this change does not exist in vB 5.2.1 as far as I can tell. I've had to petition to re-open this ticket, as (unless they want me to use a different mail sending class entirely) they have not implemented this change.

Sorry :(


Fillip