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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: 1204
Released: 05 Mar 2010 Last Update: 06 Jun 2011 Downloads: 5718
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AS OF MARCH 16TH 2013 - THIS ADDON IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT TIME AVAILABLE.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!!

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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Old 05 Mar 2010, 05:35
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*Reserved* - New Tutorial and Screen Shots coming
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Old 05 Mar 2010, 05:38
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If you can do this:
Detect bounced email, mark it as bounced so the user is not to be contacted again so as to avoid spam, and then move that user into a separate usergroup.

You will be my new best friend ^^ lol
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Old 05 Mar 2010, 05:45
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Originally Posted by hornstar1337 View Post
If you can do this:
Detect bounced email, mark it as bounced so the user is not to be contacted again so as to avoid spam, and then move that user into a separate usergroup.

You will be my new best friend ^^ lol
LOL cool beans! It's on my list of things to do.
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Old 05 Mar 2010, 06:48
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Thanks.

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Old 05 Mar 2010, 10:50
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Tagged for later as I just woke up but been waiting for this.
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Old 05 Mar 2010, 13:05
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Originally Posted by TalkVirginia View Post
LOL cool beans! It's on my list of things to do.
Great.

So far so good.

Peace,
Gene
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Old 05 Mar 2010, 13:11
Gene Steinberg Gene Steinberg is offline
 
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Wish list for one more feature:

When a message is bounced — hence moved to a different user group — a message about the problem is automatically sent via PM to that member. That way if and when they login, they know there's a problem and can write to us with their new email address.

That possible?

Peace,
Gene
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Old 05 Mar 2010, 13:13
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And nothing personal, but your credit line at the footer of the forum doesn't turn off even if you turn it off.

Peace,
Gene
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Old 05 Mar 2010, 13:37
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Originally Posted by Gene Steinberg View Post
Wish list for one more feature:

When a message is bounced hence moved to a different user group a message about the problem is automatically sent via PM to that member. That way if and when they login, they know there's a problem and can write to us with their new email address.

That possible?

Peace,
Gene
Good idea. I'll add this to my list of TODOs.. and definitely look into it. Thanks for the feedback!

Originally Posted by Gene Steinberg View Post
And nothing personal, but your credit line at the footer of the forum doesn't turn off even if you turn it off.

Peace,
Gene
Ok I'll look into this this evening.
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Old 05 Mar 2010, 13:38
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excellent mod

When you deactivate it then reactivate does it send the e-mail out again ?
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Old 05 Mar 2010, 13:46
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Originally Posted by Baf_Jams View Post
excellent mod

When you deactivate it then reactivate does it send the e-mail out again ?
Not when you deactivate and reactivate.. If you uninstall it and reinstall it will because it removes fields that this mod uses from the database.
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Old 05 Mar 2010, 14:33
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Originally Posted by Gene Steinberg View Post
And nothing personal, but your credit line at the footer of the forum doesn't turn off even if you turn it off.

Peace,
Gene
As a quick fix for you and those that have this installed:

1. Go into AdminCP -> Plugins and Products System
2. Go to Plugin Manager
3. Scroll down and look for "Inactive User Reminder Emails"
4. Open the "Footer Addition Plugin"
5. Replace the PHP code with the following code:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

6. Click Save

I will update the product zip file in a moment.
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Old 05 Mar 2010, 15:04
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Thank you.

One more friendly suggestion: One of our members would like to see an opt-out feature. This would probably require that you set up a database of users for whom emails aren't sent if they click some sort of link in the reminder email. It may be difficult to implement, but some forum members can be ticklish on this subject as you might understand.

Peace,
Gene
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Old 05 Mar 2010, 16:36
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Originally Posted by Gene Steinberg View Post
Thank you.

One more friendly suggestion: One of our members would like to see an opt-out feature. This would probably require that you set up a database of users for whom emails aren't sent if they click some sort of link in the reminder email. It may be difficult to implement, but some forum members can be ticklish on this subject as you might understand.

Peace,
Gene
This shouldn't be too hard.
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