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WMail - a POP3/SMTP Webmailer for vBulletin
Mod Version: 1.00, by Hellcat (Member) Hellcat is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.5.4 Rating: (8 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 162
Released: 14 May 2006 Last Update: 06 Jun 2006 Downloads: 420
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  

What is this?
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WMail is a "webmail client" - a front end, like a mail tool installed locally on your PC, for using POP3/SMTP mailboxes.

In short:
WMail adds POP3/SMTP access to vBulletin.

A live demo can currentliy be found on my testing board here:
http://vbdev.area-42.net/wmail.php


Key features:
  • The obvious: Getting mailbox content, reading mails from every POP3 mailbox and sending mails through any SMTP server (configurable in the user options)
  • written from scratch, spezificially to be used with vBulletin 3.5.x - not a port of something
  • fully phrased and templated down to the last bit
  • Full multipart support for downloading (and sending) attachments
  • When reading mail the mail text is parsed for BB-Codes, so you get the graphical smillies from the forum, text formatting and URLs automatically become clickable links
  • When replying to, or forwarding, mail the text of the original mail is quoted, propper quotemarks are added and a quote-header is added (customizable via template)
  • various options for admin and users to customize the webmail client
  • Does NOT require any special modules to be compiled into your PHP installation (like the IMAP libraries)
    (for techies: this uses basic socket connections instead of special PHP function calls)
  • Admin can override certain aspects of the user config (forcing to use a given mailserver, force using forum email address and such)
  • Write your mails using vB's WYSIWYG editor
  • buildin (yet simple) addressbook for your E-Mail contacts
  • Read/Unread markings - unread mails are highlighted, options for "mark selected read", "mark all read" and "mark selected unread"
  • custom hooks to make it easy to develop addons for it
  • automatically adds links to the webmailer in "Quick Links" menu, navbar and UserCP. Usualy no template edits needed when using default ones (can be disabled for each link in admin options)

Planned features:
  • Support for multiple config sets per user
    (and so multiple mailbox accounts that can be querried)
  • Sort mails into folders
  • User configurable filters (for automatically sorting mails into folders)
  • Preview of mailtext in inbox view (bellow subject)
  • Forward mails as PM / Forward PMs as mail
  • Reply to threads and PMs by mail
  • Give/Provide your members an own eMail adress and inbox on your forums!
    • Members can recieve and send mails as "username@forumdomain.tld" without the need for an own POP3 account anywhere
    • Admin only needs ONE "real" POP3 box as "catch all".

Installation
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Level : EASY
Duration : a minute or so
Files to upload : yes (11)
Products to import : yes (1)
Templates to edit : usually none


ChangeLog
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1.00 - first final release
  • Fixed some minor bugs
  • Login details are no longer stored as plain text in the database (*see note bellow!)
  • Added option to save login details in a cookie on the users local computer instead of storing them in the forum's database
* Note on storing the login details in the database:
The login details are only base64 encoded when stored in the database.
A more secure encryption would make no sense anyway, the login details must be decrypted to be passed to the POP3/SMTP server - one well placed line of additional code in the POP3 or SMTP class could save the decrypted info anywhere the admin likes.
This "encoding" is only meant to prevent login details to be read (in plaintext) when doing maintanance to the database and stepping over it.
For fully securing the login details the "Save in cookie" option has been added.

Known Issues:
  • On some installations mass deletion of mails (via "Delete Selected" from the inbox view) does not delete all mails
  • Sometimes you get "-4 mails in inbox" - reloading the page then shows the correct inbox again
Besides of those two issues, that do not really break the function of the webmailer, it seemed to run pretty stable so far - that's why I decided to release 1.00 without having them resolved.


(more changelog entries in the readme)

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Old 11 Dec 2007, 07:27
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1) It appears to be working fine, although it is very down and dirty. If you want it to look great, then you need to do a lot of work on it. On 3.6.8PL2, I don't have any admin hash mismatch errors. Then again, maybe I'm not looking in the right place.

2) Not really. Because of the lack of features (like folders/filters) and the lack of the catchall address functionality it's less intensive than something else like vbms.

The only way I can see it being intensive is if you had it checking for e-mails on every page you view (like an e-mail notification underneath the PM notification).
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Old 12 Dec 2007, 05:56
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I finally figured out what I was doing wrong and got this working. This is an asweome hack. I would like to see some more explaination on what "SMTP Auth Type" is for in regards to LOGIN, PLAIN, NONE. I do not understand these and these are also in the users settings too.
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Old 23 Dec 2007, 02:33
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Login will hash out some values, and log into the SMTP server before allowing mail to be sent.

Plain won't encrypt the login information.

None means that the server does not require login before sending e-mail. Most servers don't support this these days because without approving logins spam gets sent out like crazy from your machine.
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Old 13 Mar 2008, 16:57
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same problem for me here: "To continue this action, login using the admin account that intiated the action." .............
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Old 05 Jun 2008, 18:19
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any update for vb 3.7.1 ?
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Old 25 Jul 2008, 00:14
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Hellcat hasn't logged in for about 2 years, so no there isn't an update for 3.7...
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Old 25 Aug 2008, 18:02
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is this mod compataible with vbulletin version 3.7??? and if not is there an upgraded version that is compaitable with vbulletin version 3.7?????

I ask this cuz i installed it and am gettin connection errors to my pop3 host and am wonderin if it is an error on my end or an error on the mod's end (as in it is not compatiable with vbulletin version 3.7 or the mod it self is buggy)???

huge thanx!
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Old 22 Sep 2008, 06:42
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Bump! Nothing like this exist for 3.7.3 ? Which solution people use to offer emails@yourdomain.com ?
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Old 14 Oct 2008, 13:33
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Originally Posted by Spicey LA View Post
is this mod compataible with vbulletin version 3.7??? and if not is there an upgraded version that is compaitable with vbulletin version 3.7?????

I ask this cuz i installed it and am gettin connection errors to my pop3 host and am wonderin if it is an error on my end or an error on the mod's end (as in it is not compatiable with vbulletin version 3.7 or the mod it self is buggy)???

huge thanx!
The mod itself is kinda buggy. Although I tried it on 3.7 and it seemed to work okay. I think the problem is that you have to manually set the pop settings after you install it - and you have to use the right settings. A lot of people don't know what to do with the login options, make sure you are inputting your information correctly.
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 03:10
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This is working decently on 3.8 for me. I'm sorry if it's been asked, but what would be the best way to add 'Mail Count: #' under Private Messages on the navbar throughout the site. I messed with it for a little but could only get it to load the # while on wmail.php. Thanks.

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Old 18 Feb 2009, 08:00
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Any Update for 3.7.x and 3.8.x or is this Mod dead?
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Old 06 Jan 2010, 12:16
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I'm hoping there is an update to this for VB4.. because it's a fantastic mod to have... I'd update it only I don't have a clue what to do, lol...

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Old 23 Jun 2010, 07:19
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can us this mod for vb version 4?
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Old 25 May 2011, 10:02
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Wow, would you believe it, I took a chance and installed this on 3.8.5 and it's working absolutely perfectly. Well almost, just one problem, it doesn't display html emails, so if someone sends an email from gmail, even though it just contains text, the message does not display. But if sent from Outlook or Thunderbird then it displays fine.

If anyone can help to solve the html/rich text issue I would love to make a small donation for your efforts. Thanks.
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Old 25 May 2011, 15:13
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Originally Posted by viper357 View Post
Wow, would you believe it, I took a chance and installed this on 3.8.5 and it's working absolutely perfectly. Well almost, just one problem, it doesn't display html emails, so if someone sends an email from gmail, even though it just contains text, the message does not display. But if sent from Outlook or Thunderbird then it displays fine.

If anyone can help to solve the html/rich text issue I would love to make a small donation for your efforts. Thanks.
Yes I will second this on donations. I have not installed this mod yet but before I do I would like to know if this uses usergroup permissions. I dont want to show the mail options for all my members but rather only certain usergroups, does this offer this feature?
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