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Mod Version: 1.00, by Erwin (Member) Erwin is offline
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vB Version: 2.3.x Rating: (1 vote - 5.00 average) Installs: 77
Released: 01 Aug 2002 Last Update: Never Downloads: 7
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Contact Us Email Feedback Form (with IP address) Version 2.3
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Reason:
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This hack allows members and guests to email you the administrator using an online email form. This way, you keep your email address hidden from spambots that crawl sites for email addresses.

When members use the form, their name and email address gets automatically inserted. Guests will have to fill out the name and email boxes. If they are not filled, the email will not be sent. Users get to choose from a list of subjects, or they can enter their own email subject if they choose "Other".

If the member who emails you is Unregistered or Not Logged In, the email will tell you that the Sender is Unregistered or Not Logged In.

If the member who emails you is Registered, then the username and email address of the member on file will be sent to you as well - this way, even if a registered member tries to pretend to be another member or put in a fake address, you will know who the member is.

The email sent to you will have the IP address and if available, the Host Name of the sender, with a link to click that will automatically search the database for members sharing that same IP - good for tracking down people sending you abusive emails using the form.

Example of an email from a Registered Member:
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******* Delete this section before replying ********

IP address of sender: 123.123.12.12
Host name: test.hostname.com
Click below to search for members with same IP:
http://www.yourforums.com/forums/adm...=123.123.12.12

Registered Member - Username: Erwin
Email on file: [email protected]

******* Delete this section before replying ********

Hi,

Test message here...

- Erwin


Email from a Unregistered User or Member who is Not Logged In:
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******* Delete this section before replying ********

IP address of sender: 123.123.12.12
Host name: test.hostname.com
Click below to search for members with same IP:
http://www.yourforums.com/forums/adm...=123.123.12.12

Not Logged In or Unregistered User


******* Delete this section before replying ********

Hi,

Test message here...

- Erwin


The form is web-based, and the feedback is emailed to you, without ever revealing your admin email address if you want to keep that private.


Screenshot:
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Installation:
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Easy. There are no file changes, 3 new templates to make, and 2 files to upload.

Create the 3 templates based on the txt files - name the templates after the file names, and copy the content of the txt files into the templates.

contact
contact_error
contact_sent

Then upload the following files into your forums directory.

contact.php

Last thing you need to do is to place this link anywhere on your site, or in your contact link field in your vB Admin Options. I have placed mine in the footer template (change it to your forums URL).

<a href="http://www.yourforums.com/yourforums/contact.php">Contact Us</a>

And you're done!

Enjoy!


Version 2.0
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Added the option for users to choose from a list of subjects. Also fixed a minor title bug. If the option "Other" is chosen, but no title filled out in the optional text box, a blank field error message will be shown.

To upgrade from Version 1.2 - just copy the new "contact.php" and "send.php" over the old files, and replace the "contact" template with the new one.

Feel free to add more email subject titles by modifying the "contact" template.

Version 2.1
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Added - IP address and if available, the Host Name of sender in the email sent to you, with a link to search the database for members with the same IP address in the email (in case of people sending you abusive emails using the form)!

Version 2.2
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Added - if the sender is a Registered Member the email will contain the username and email on file, regardless of what the sender puts in the fields. If the sender is Not Logged In or Unregistered, the email will let you know.

Version 2.3
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Tidied the code up, removed the need for send.php.


Upgrading
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- to upgrade from version 1.2 - upload the new contact.php and send.php files, and replace the "contact" template with the new one.

- to upgrade from version 2.0 - upload the new send.php

- to upgrade from version 2.1 - upload the new send.php

- to upgrade from version 2.2 - upload the new contact.php, delete send.php (not needed), replace "contact" template with contact.txt



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Old 01 Aug 2002, 21:55
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screenshot?
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Old 01 Aug 2002, 21:59
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Screenshot
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New screenshot for Version 2.2, showing the new Subject Title options, and the optional Other text input box (in case the one in the 1st post is offline).
Attached Images
File Type: jpg contact22.jpg (32.8 KB, 519 views)

Last edited by Erwin; 07 Aug 2002 at 02:20.
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Old 01 Aug 2002, 22:04
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Sweet
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Old 01 Aug 2002, 22:12
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One thing...

The value for '$defaulttitle' is **** Feedback. I just changed it on mine to '$bbtitle Feedback'..

Last edited by Erwin; 08 Jan 2004 at 01:56.
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Old 01 Aug 2002, 22:15
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Also, instead of 'Your email has been sent to the *** Administrator', should be 'Your email has been sent to the $bbtitle Administrator'

Last edited by Erwin; 08 Jan 2004 at 01:57.
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Old 01 Aug 2002, 22:15
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Ooops... I better go fix that.
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Old 01 Aug 2002, 22:21
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Okay, your own Forum name should now automatically be used rather than mine!
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Old 02 Aug 2002, 02:32
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Nice spin off, I might even add this to my own forums Nice work Erwin.
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Old 02 Aug 2002, 02:59
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Re: Contact Us Email Feedback Form

Just noticed something

Originally posted by Erwin
Last thing you need to do is to place this link anywhere on your site. I have placed mine in the footer template (change it to your forums URL).

<a href="http://www.yourforums.com/yourforums/contact.php">Contact Us</a>
This isn't necessary, is it? You can just change the contact link in the Admin CP, under vBulletin Options. On default it's <a href="mailto:[email protected]">, so you can just edit that and it'll automatically be changed in the footer, right? Or am I missing something?
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-Lostprophets
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Old 02 Aug 2002, 04:09
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Re: Re: Contact Us Email Feedback Form

Originally posted by Unknown553
Just noticed something

This isn't necessary, is it? You can just change the contact link in the Admin CP, under vBulletin Options. On default it's <a href="mailto:[email protected]">, so you can just edit that and it'll automatically be changed in the footer, right? Or am I missing something?
Well the description says:
"Contact Us Link
Link for contacting the site. Can just be mailto:[email protected] or your own form. Appears at the bottom of every page.

I would think what you said would be the case. Just change the field from the e-mail address to contact.php and that's all you should have to do.

Nice addition to keep the admin e-mail from spamming eyes.

Last edited by xeon; 02 Aug 2002 at 04:21.
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Old 02 Aug 2002, 05:11
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When I chnage the contact link in the option like you said, it just brings up an email error page. Also, how would we change it in our profile field? If I put in the link you suggested, it goes to the error page again.
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Old 02 Aug 2002, 05:15
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try adding ?s= to the end of it. Or ?action=compose. I'm not quite sure why this happens, same bug is in my hack, and it only comes up for some members...

/me shrugs
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-Lostprophets
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Old 02 Aug 2002, 05:23
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None of that worked. All I get is the contact error message. Even when I put the full URL to the file in the address bar, it always goes straight to the error message. No further.

Originally posted by Unknown553
try adding ?s= to the end of it. Or ?action=compose. I'm not quite sure why this happens, same bug is in my hack, and it only comes up for some members...

* Unknown553 shrugs
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Old 02 Aug 2002, 06:18
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And you're logged in ok? Are you browsing with or without cookies?
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-Lostprophets
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