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Offline naijacrux

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Re: Automatic Newsletter for SMF2
« Reply #220 on: August 11, 2016, 08:34:38 AM »
hello, i have been searching for help on this mode, i have the one for wordpress that can import emails directly to server rather than adding one by one, i have email list of over 200000 plus old members from my other site and want to import the emails to this newsletter at once, i have been adding one after the other but it too large . please i need help on how to import or add the email list of about 200000members at once to my site http://www.naijacrux.com [nofollow]

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Re: Automatic Newsletter for SMF2
« Reply #221 on: August 11, 2016, 07:14:55 PM »
This newsletter mod uses the SMF memberlist, AFAIK....   importing your emails would have to be done as creating a new forum member for each and every email address.
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Re: Automatic Newsletter for SMF2
« Reply #222 on: August 24, 2016, 05:06:07 PM »
This mod needs mods. I contacted the original mod author and he is not. What does that mean?, he did not author the mod, he paid to have it coded. I asked him for the coders name and he did not even remember. He was totally disinterested in doing any modifications or updates.

Why has no one made any better newsletter mods over the years as after all simple machines is pretty popular, I just don't get it.

I can say this if there is anyone out there who knows a decent coder who knows simple machines and would like to pay to have a decent newsletter mod built, or this newsletter modded/updated, we should talk as I would be in for paying for a better newsletter mod or having this newsletter updated.

I need a manual send newsletter option and I need a members list added that would list forum members and newsletter members side by side with a checkbox for deleting members. I would just delete all newsletter members who were not also forum members. Also I don't see why this newsletter did not just use the forum members table and pull email addresses from that, it did not need to ad another mysql table for newsletter member email addresses. I guess the guy who paid to have it coded wanted that feature.

On my forum I have it set to allow new members if they confirm their email address, it seems all new forum members are automatically signed up for newsletter membership. I require new members to make an introduction post right away after they become members, it is in my terms of service. I go in once per week and delete all the forum spammers who have signed up but have made no introduction post. Not sure why but the forum spammers only sign up, they never post anything, once I did have one of them post spam links right away, but only once so my delete new members with no post gets 99% of the spammers who sign up.

In phpmyadmin I have easily found the newsletter table that holds all the newsletter subscribers, I deleted them all. I'll make a forum post telling my members to re-sign up if they want the newsletter. Only problem, I'll need to go in and delete all newsletter members every 6 months to 1 year so eliminate the spammers who signed up but who's accounts were deleted but who's newsletter subscription was automatically added due to being new members. I'm not going to remember to take each spammers email address and go into the newsletter unsubscribe option and manually remove them, what a pain.

Robert

« Last Edit: August 24, 2016, 05:35:03 PM by bob123 »

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Re: Automatic Newsletter for SMF2
« Reply #223 on: August 24, 2016, 05:14:15 PM »
This newsletter mod uses the SMF memberlist, AFAIK....   importing your emails would have to be done as creating a new forum member for each and every email address.

If this is true, then why is there a new mysql table specifically for the newsletter added and on my forum the forum spammers can be deleted from my forum membership but remain as newsletter subscribers?

Given this, there could be a way to ad newsletter members and not at the same time ad forum members, though there is no way to do that sort of thing now, it would need to be custom coded.

That could be one of the updates added to this newsletter, a textbox specifically for adding newsletter subscribers in bulk, one member email address per line.

Robert
« Last Edit: August 24, 2016, 05:28:51 PM by bob123 »

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Re: Automatic Newsletter for SMF2
« Reply #224 on: August 27, 2016, 03:25:53 AM »
This newsletter mod uses the SMF memberlist, AFAIK....   importing your emails would have to be done as creating a new forum member for each and every email address.

If this is true, then why is there a new mysql table specifically for the newsletter added and on my forum the forum spammers can be deleted from my forum membership but remain as newsletter subscribers?

Given this, there could be a way to ad newsletter members and not at the same time ad forum members, though there is no way to do that sort of thing now, it would need to be custom coded.

That could be one of the updates added to this newsletter, a textbox specifically for adding newsletter subscribers in bulk, one member email address per line.

Robert


Please I will be grateful if you can help me on this issue.how can I access phpmyadmin table for this newsletter and import the 200000plus email once.this is urgent and important to me.I don't know why mod op fail to update this mod for mass email option and email import option .the subscription plugin on WordPress has really help my WordPress website traffic.when I import the 200k email to my WordPress,my rank goes up from 700k to 369k within 1week.traffic increase. I need someone who can explain how to import my subscribers list to this SMF mod once.

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Re: Automatic Newsletter for SMF2
« Reply #225 on: August 27, 2016, 03:28:01 AM »
This mod needs mods. I contacted the original mod author and he is not. What does that mean?, he did not author the mod, he paid to have it coded. I asked him for the coders name and he did not even remember. He was totally disinterested in doing any modifications or updates.

Why has no one made any better newsletter mods over the years as after all simple machines is pretty popular, I just don't get it.

I can say this if there is anyone out there who knows a decent coder who knows simple machines and would like to pay to have a decent newsletter mod built, or this newsletter modded/updated, we should talk as I would be in for paying for a better newsletter mod or having this newsletter updated.

I need a manual send newsletter option and I need a members list added that would list forum members and newsletter members side by side with a checkbox for deleting members. I would just delete all newsletter members who were not also forum members. Also I don't see why this newsletter did not just use the forum members table and pull email addresses from that, it did not need to ad another mysql table for newsletter member email addresses. I guess the guy who paid to have it coded wanted that feature.

On my forum I have it set to allow new members if they confirm their email address, it seems all new forum members are automatically signed up for newsletter membership. I require new members to make an introduction post right away after they become members, it is in my terms of service. I go in once per week and delete all the forum spammers who have signed up but have made no introduction post. Not sure why but the forum spammers only sign up, they never post anything, once I did have one of them post spam links right away, but only once so my delete new members with no post gets 99% of the spammers who sign up.

In phpmyadmin I have easily found the newsletter table that holds all the newsletter subscribers, I deleted them all. I'll make a forum post telling my members to re-sign up if they want the newsletter. Only problem, I'll need to go in and delete all newsletter members every 6 months to 1 year so eliminate the spammers who signed up but who's accounts were deleted but who's newsletter subscription was automatically added due to being new members. I'm not going to remember to take each spammers email address and go into the newsletter unsubscribe option and manually remove them, what a pain.

Robert

lease I will be grateful if you can help me on this issue.how can I access phpmyadmin table for this newsletter and import the 200000plus email once.this is urgent and important to me.I don't know why mod op fail to update this mod for mass email option and email import option .the subscription plugin on WordPress has really help my WordPress website traffic.when I import the 200k email to my WordPress,my rank goes up from 700k to 369k within 1week.traffic increase. I need someone who can explain how to import my subscribers list to this SMF mod once.
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Re: Automatic Newsletter for SMF2
« Reply #226 on: January 27, 2017, 11:48:39 AM »
Today I saw that the "main" server email account is receiving bounced newsletters........ and that is not a "public" email account, is the one that is created by default, something like username@yourdomain.com (being username the server account username....)
(in fact, in cpanel is even named as just "username" email account... it has NO @domain.com section...)

Is this possible? because I think that the delevery should be done using the email that is configured in the smf admin?

There is any way to force which email will be used when sending newsletters?
No me agradan los foros que no te dejan borrar TU PROPIO usuario, como por ejemplo smfsimple.com.
E incluso te mandan emails no solicitados, de los cuales, quizá, no puedas escapar porque NO te dejan posibilidad a deshabilitarlos (a menos que NO te tengan en su lista negra).

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Re: Automatic Newsletter for SMF2
« Reply #227 on: October 22, 2017, 11:29:40 AM »
I found where someone else had this problem but didn't see a solution, unless I overlooked it.

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The code from that line is:
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Re: Automatic Newsletter for SMF2
« Reply #228 on: October 11, 2018, 12:49:01 PM »
This mod needs mods. I contacted the original mod author and he is not. What does that mean?, he did not author the mod, he paid to have it coded. I asked him for the coders name and he did not even remember. He was totally disinterested in doing any modifications or updates.

Robert - that is (almost) a complete lie, I AM the mod author!  This was my reply to your requests:
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Unfortunately I don't have the time to do any of this work.  I'm not a pro coder and only release mods that I use on the sites I operate on a use-it-or leave-it basis - to reduce support commitments I don't add functionality that I don't have a direct use for.

I'm not part of the coding scene at all so I'm not aware of anyone  else who may be able to help you - sorry!

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Re: Automatic Newsletter for SMF2
« Reply #229 on: October 11, 2018, 02:17:12 PM »
How *dare* you make something and give it away for free, and then not update it for things you never want or need yourself, just because you're a hobbyist and built what you needed and thought it would be nice to share - and be expected, years later, to keep working on it long after it did everything you needed.

This sort of attitude is what I stopped writing mods and eventually removed all my mods, it seemed easier to deal with the small group of 'the mod's gone' complaints vs the much larger number of complaints about how mods I wrote for my use, or for a specific person and decided to share should be partially or totally rewritten to suit someone else.
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Re: Automatic Newsletter for SMF2
« Reply #230 on: October 11, 2018, 02:30:41 PM »
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This mod needs mods. I contacted the original mod author and he is not...

Robert - that is (almost) a complete lie, I AM the mod author!

I very much doubt he'll hear you, as that post was over 2 years ago and he hasn't visited since ;)

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Re: Automatic Newsletter for SMF2
« Reply #231 on: October 11, 2018, 03:25:18 PM »
I very much doubt he'll hear you, as that post was over 2 years ago and he hasn't visited since ;)
Yeh - I realise that but I was checking the thread for any fixable bugs before I released an update and that comment pi$$ed me off more than a bit!

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Re: Automatic Newsletter for SMF2
« Reply #232 on: October 11, 2018, 03:42:03 PM »
Justifiably, too.