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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: (99 votes - 4.75 average) Installs: 1206
Released: 05 Mar 2010 Last Update: 06 Jun 2011 Downloads: 5752
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AS OF MARCH 16TH 2013 - THIS ADDON IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT TIME AVAILABLE.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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  #691  
Old 25 Feb 2015, 22:40
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Alibass Alibass is offline
 
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Since the coder [TalkVirginia] has turned this mod over to the vBulletin community to update as needed I took the liberty of fixing the [error_unsubscribe_done] error that a user would see after choosing to opt out of the mailing list from their reminder email.


I fixed the error only and changed version number to [2.2.2]


Remember to back up your database before installing as a precautionary measure. Also I had no issues with the overwrite install and my email body text, but you may want to make a copy of that before installing just the .xml file only if you're not doing a fresh install.


I am using this on my 4.2.2 PL4 site and it works great.
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Old 26 Feb 2015, 02:06
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Thanks Alibass
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Old 31 May 2015, 19:47
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Question

The file uploads are correct, but for some reason the product.xml for this 2.2.2 version never finishes importing. We have 4.2.2 PL4 applied and everything is current.

Does anyone have a tip? I wish vB would build this into v4.
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Old 31 May 2015, 21:12
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Only thing added to 2.2.2 was the error phrase that was left out by the coder. Has nothing to do with importing of mod.


I suggest you try installing 2.2.1 and see if you have the same issue.

Also are you using a custom theme?
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Old 20 Sep 2015, 14:43
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Apologies for taking so long to get back to this. Life. Yes Alibass we are using a custom theme.

The issue is that the product.xml will not import. The message 'Importing product...please wait' displays but the upload never takes place and finishes.

Last edited by Rakehel; 20 Sep 2015 at 15:12.
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Old 26 Sep 2015, 21:07
ndahiya ndahiya is offline
 
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Can someone also edit it to add bounce handling? Without that it creates a huge amount of unhandled bounces.

this is probably the simplest mod (and the developer has handed it over to the community).
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=310072


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Old 28 Mar 2016, 05:32
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do this support bounce handling?
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Old 11 Sep 2016, 14:12
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We have inactive users (inactive for 30 days or more) stored in the usergroup "Inactive Members" so I thought this plugin would be really helpfull. It run for a couple of days and few hunderd emails were sent out, but now the task is already finished. I wonder why it skipped so many users. When I run this cron manually it says:
Looking for members who have become inactive and never received a reminder email...
No inactive member(s) found!
Edit:
All fixed now. The skipped members had optout 'recieve admin emails'. I had to ran the right SQL query to fix that and to start sending out emails again to the other inactive users.

Last edited by mytreehouse; 13 Sep 2016 at 09:39.
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Old 24 Dec 2018, 15:21
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Is something like this available for vbulletin 5?
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Old 21 Jan 2019, 04:48
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First of all, great product.

I installed this product and while testing I clicked the unsubscribe from email link and it worked...I thought it would take me to a page where I would have to confirm that I really did want to unsubscribe but clicking the link just unsubscribed the email. How do I get the email address off the unsubscribe list so that I can continue to use the email address?
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Old 21 Jan 2019, 17:28
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Originally Posted by 1MoreGoodGuy View Post
First of all, great product.

I installed this product and while testing I clicked the unsubscribe from email link and it worked...I thought it would take me to a page where I would have to confirm that I really did want to unsubscribe but clicking the link just unsubscribed the email. How do I get the email address off the unsubscribe list so that I can continue to use the email address?
Never mind. I figured out that "unsubscribing" is marked by user id and the email address is irrelevant.
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