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Email Reminder for inactive users
Mod Version: 2.2.1, by TalkVirginia (Coder) TalkVirginia is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (99 votes - 4.75 average) Installs: 1207
Released: 05 Mar 2010 Last Update: 06 Jun 2011 Downloads: 5766
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AS OF MARCH 16TH 2013 - THIS ADDON IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT TIME AVAILABLE.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!!

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Old 08 Mar 2010, 09:32
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Same here. Just one process. Now back to sleep.

Peace,
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Old 08 Mar 2010, 10:33
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help

when i clcik Stats its give me database error
and when i click Emails Sent also give database error
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WHat can i do?
and when you complete to do list? we are waiting for that..........
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Old 08 Mar 2010, 11:38
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Originally Posted by tahrim View Post
when i clcik Stats its give me database error
and when i click Emails Sent also give database error
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WHat can i do?
and when you complete to do list? we are waiting for that..........
tahrim,

Thank you for mentioning that. It looks like you have a much older version installed. Those features are not in the version I released for vb4.x. If you are using vb4.x, I would recommend uninstalling the version you have and install the v1.1.4. I am planning to reimplement similar features in later versions though. As for a time frame, I can not provide one right now. I am working on some of them currently though.

EDIT: Also, if you have installed an older version, you will find a "REMINDEREMAIL.PHP" file in your admincp folder. You will need to remove this file and use the file that comes with v1.1.4 on vb4.x.
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Last edited by TalkVirginia; 08 Mar 2010 at 16:52. Reason: additional information and clarification
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Old 08 Mar 2010, 11:48
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Originally Posted by Gene Steinberg View Post
Same here. Just one process. Now back to sleep.

Peace,
Gene
Cool! Thank you for checking that out and letting us know the outcome!
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Old 09 Mar 2010, 17:03
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Using version 1.1.4

I just received 28 separate emails saying the following:
This email shows that the product is installed and working as it should be.


There were no inactive users at this time.

Why so many emails? Is something not working properly?
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Old 09 Mar 2010, 22:35
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Okay I got my first report and I don't think it worked.

The report I got was:

This email shows that the product is installed and working as it should be.

There were no inactive users

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This shouldn't have run like this. I have at least 50 inactive users. Any thoughts.
I only got one email though.
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Old 09 Mar 2010, 22:56
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I also do not have a 'Inactive Users' section in my admincp sidebar, as show in these screen shots.

Does this mean that it did not install correctly?
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Old 09 Mar 2010, 23:07
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Originally Posted by insidedesign View Post
I also do not have a 'Inactive Users' section in my admincp sidebar, as show in these screen shots.

Does this mean that it did not install correctly?
That sidebar menu is from an older version of the mod which is not implemented in the 1.1.4version. I will be adding those features in addition to the list of features in my first post. What you need to do is remove the cpnav_reminders.xml file from the %forumroot%/includes/xml folder then refresh your browser. My apologies for the confusion.
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Old 09 Mar 2010, 23:19
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Originally Posted by insidedesign View Post
Using version 1.1.4

I just received 28 separate emails saying the following:


Why so many emails? Is something not working properly?
The amount of emails is because there is an error in the cron job setting. I've updated the product in the attached zip file. If you reimport the product overwriting the old one it should update the cron job to the new schedule. If you don't want to do that then you can go into the scheduled tasks and edit the Inactivity reminders task to the following settings:

Day of week: Monday (or any day of your choice)
Hour: 0 (Midnight)
Minute: 30 ( 30 minutes after the value in the Hour setting)
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Old 09 Mar 2010, 23:27
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Originally Posted by azbryanw View Post
Okay I got my first report and I don't think it worked.

The report I got was:

This email shows that the product is installed and working as it should be.

There were no inactive users

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This shouldn't have run like this. I have at least 50 inactive users. Any thoughts.
I only got one email though.
Can you provide a screen shot of your current settings for the mod? Also if you could provide a sample of data from a few of your inactive members such as lastpostdate, last logindate. That should be a start. I'll definitely look into it.
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Old 10 Mar 2010, 00:41
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Originally Posted by TalkVirginia View Post
That sidebar menu is from an older version of the mod which is not implemented in the 1.1.4version. I will be adding those features in addition to the list of features in my first post. What you need to do is remove the cpnav_reminders.xml file from the %forumroot%/includes/xml folder then refresh your browser. My apologies for the confusion.
Great, thank you. I was not a consumer of the older version, so I assume everything is fine then.

Originally Posted by TalkVirginia View Post
The amount of emails is because there is an error in the cron job setting. I've updated the product in the attached zip file. If you reimport the product overwriting the old one it should update the cron job to the new schedule. If you don't want to do that then you can go into the scheduled tasks and edit the Inactivity reminders task to the following settings:

Day of week: Monday (or any day of your choice)
Hour: 0 (Midnight)
Minute: 30 ( 30 minutes after the value in the Hour setting)
Great, thank you.


BTW, thank you so much for your daily support updates. Very helpful for us obsessive types!!
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Old 10 Mar 2010, 01:18
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Originally Posted by insidedesign View Post
Great, thank you. I was not a consumer of the older version, so I assume everything is fine then.


Great, thank you.


BTW, thank you so much for your daily support updates. Very helpful for us obsessive types!!
You're welcome! I hope that fixed the issues you had.
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Old 11 Mar 2010, 03:17
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I'm currently working on my to-do list of new features for this mod. One of the features I'm working on is the ability to select from a list of predefined email templates or use a custom template. I thought I would give you all the opportunity to make suggestions on what type of templates they should be and what content they should have. Any thoughts?
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Awesome i've been looking for something like this. I'll try it out tonight after work.
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installed and thnx , i always loved this hack and had it on all my forums
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