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Newsletter Pro => Support => Feature Requests => Topic started by: rumboogy on June 11, 2008, 12:25:34 pm

Title: Email Control
Post by: rumboogy on June 11, 2008, 12:25:34 pm
Mr. Hacks...I would love to get this mod now, but as I had indicated in the other post...the way the emails get sent out (especially for big forums) just doesn't work in the present system (but should in SMF 2.0).

However, I recently added a mod (actually several months ago) called AEIOU (Automatic Email Inactive Ordinary Users) that sends out a limited amount of emails per hour, per day and per month...and does it quite nicely without any timeouts.

Here is the link:
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1025

Would it be possible to look at this emailing process and incorporate it into the CURRENT Newsletter Pro...if it would work like that...I would definitely get this mod now.

Also...I did not see a screenshot of the settings for the newsletter...that might also help.

Thanks,

Wally
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: Rafferty on June 12, 2008, 01:20:03 am
I agree totally rumboogy, I have just received a warning from my server about exceeding my CPU at the exact times my emails have gone out. I'd say this was an Urgent mod Hacks.

I use AEIOU and it has no such problems due to the ability to send a certain amount of emails over a determined time period so as not to overload the servers. 

Thanks in anticipation
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: SMFHacks on June 12, 2008, 11:03:06 pm
Something I will look into. Not sure how the other mod works but probably requires a cron job to the scheduled sends.
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: rumboogy on June 13, 2008, 06:23:09 am
Thanks...I just know that it works very nicely...surprised the original SMF didn't have this incorporated into it.

It does work very well if it isn't too much trouble and might encourage people to buy the newsletter now instead of when SMF 2.0 Final is released.

I know you'd sell one license immediately if that were the case.  ;D

Thanks Mr. Hacks.

Wally
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: Rafferty on June 13, 2008, 07:28:51 am
It's extremely good rumboogy with the one exception of the bulk mail issue, I'd recommend it
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: rumboogy on June 13, 2008, 09:55:29 am
Thanks for the recommendation Rafferty. I know SMFHacks does an outstanding job on all his mods...so I am hoping maybe something might be changed soon. I do have the use for a newsletter for one of my sites (1000+ members), but it would have to be chron job type of emails...the present system just wouldn't handle it.

Thanks for the recommendation...I will be buying it, but it does me know good right now.

Thanks.

Wally
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: Rafferty on June 19, 2008, 09:24:36 pm
Maybe you could take a look at AEIOU Hacks:

Has the ability to set a predetermined number of emails, per hour per day

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1025
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: rumboogy on June 21, 2008, 07:35:51 am
I already referenced that one Rafferty.   ;D

Actually, Mr. Hacks... I would buy 2 (TWO) licenses if you could add that feature now...I have an event coming up in 2 weeks and WOULD LOVE to be able to send out a newsletter to 1000 of my members. Any chance with something like that...

Thanks

Wally
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: Rafferty on June 21, 2008, 08:01:05 am
I thought he'd forgotten about us LoL
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: SMFHacks on June 21, 2008, 08:52:51 am
Just working on another for the classifieds once that is done I can look into other updates
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: rumboogy on June 21, 2008, 11:00:56 am
Thank you Hacks...We DO appreciate the effort.

Maybe you shouldn't code such great mods? :o :o :o

Just kidding.

Wally
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: Ricky. on June 22, 2008, 09:36:26 am
I am not a customer yet but would like to buy this one as my first mod brought from here.
But main thing I need is ability to send mails without time outs and all in one go.. i e. I just have to press.. "SEND" and rest is handled on its own without my intervention.

I tweaked my server .. it won't overload server even if thousands of mails are sent at once as they get queued and delivers in parts by mail server but... it is SMF which need me to sit all the time to keep PRESSING CONTINUE :)

.. I Hope you know..
I won't upgrade to smf 2.0 any recent as had lot of modification. Upgrading could result in disaster :P

Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: rumboogy on June 22, 2008, 02:55:43 pm
Ricky...I know Hacks stays pretty busy with all of these SMF mods...I already own 3 licenses for the SMF Gallery Pro, and use the SMF Links mod. He does a great job of updating them, and I have no doubt he'll do the same with the Newsletter Mod. Like you, I don't plan on updating my forums (5 total) for quite a long time!!

So really I would assume the majority (if not all) of us wanting this mod are strictly SMF 1.1.5 users (and plan on being that way for a long time). So I am hopeful that our wait will be short and maybe it will be.

I can assure you that Hacks reads all these threads...so he's see's our impatience.  ;D

Thanks.

Wally
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: rumboogy on June 29, 2008, 03:05:35 pm
Mr. Hacks...if the chron job like AEIOU is not going to be in the works for the newsletter...what about the ability to add users by either a checkbox or selecting from the Memberlist? That way I could still control how many emails got sent at one time.

Thanks...I REALLY would like to get this mod now but I have to be able to select members if a chron job won't be added.

Thanks.

Wally
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: Ricky. on June 30, 2008, 07:08:30 pm
Ability to select each member wont' be useful if you have many thousands of member, you can still select member in current smf 1.1.5 mailing list, just search for email address and keep it or remove it !
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: rumboogy on June 30, 2008, 07:49:58 pm
Rick, I agree selecting individual members is not ideal, but I can think of some instances where it would be convenient to have a feature like that...And in lieu of what is available now...it is better than nothing.

Thanks for keeping the idea alive though.

Wally
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: SMFHacks on June 30, 2008, 08:21:33 pm
I am look into the option for this in the next couple of weeks just little busy at the moment.
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: rumboogy on June 30, 2008, 08:29:10 pm
Thanks Mr. Hacks. I know everytime you release another MAJOR MOD it makes it more difficult to do updates and upgrades to our BECKON and CALL.  ;D

You do a good job of keeping things up to date....thanks.

Wally
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: Ricky. on July 27, 2008, 04:36:54 am
I guess mr. hack will soon get some time for this also :)
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: Rafferty on August 12, 2008, 09:07:53 am
Gone kinda quiet on this front, the highlighted problems with using the mod remain, can we have an update on the situation Hacks please?
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: SMFHacks on August 12, 2008, 06:56:12 pm
Won't be done for 1.1.x. Waiting for SMF 2.0 since that has it built in already.
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: Rafferty on August 12, 2008, 07:45:31 pm
Rather disappointing Hacks as I like many others may not convert to 2.0 for quite some time and in its current state the mod is being used somewhat less than it's full potential and the drawbacks noted in these topics.
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: Rafferty on August 15, 2008, 09:22:06 am
So are you abandoning us on this mod for 1.1.x Hacks?
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: SMFHacks on August 15, 2008, 07:14:35 pm
No, just not doing that feature. It is way too complex and would takes weeks of research and development to add a mail queue system to SMF 1.1.x. There was a couple of developers doing just that for SMF 2.0.  There is no benefit for me to develop that code since SMF 2.0 is coming out and then that code can not be reused for other projects.
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: clive on August 31, 2008, 09:22:16 am
Hi all,

I just bought, downloaded and installed newsletter pro and I guess I was a bit hasty. I Assumed that as in general forums have quite large numbers of members then an automated way to split the mails being sent would be included as standard..... Oh well.... I guess I will use this excellent mod for now and then have to dump it when I switch to 2.0....
 
A bit, but not a lot disappointed... :)

Clive
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: Rafferty on August 31, 2008, 11:06:01 am
Here here
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: Ricky. on October 10, 2009, 07:29:46 am
Since you have released Pro and it says support SMF 2 as well SMF 1.1 and new feature includes

Quote
Scheduling campaigns
Uploading Lists
Adding list via a textarea
Appending an email to a list.
Deleting an email from a list.
Editing messages
Deleting Messages
Signup form to gain subscribers.
Loading messages on newsletter campaign
Loading list on newsletter campaign

So should I guess as it now sends mail in part for even SMF 1.1.x ?
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: SMFHacks on October 10, 2009, 09:48:19 am
The mail queue is only part of SMF 2.0 which controls the number of emails sent per hour etc. If you are sending amount of members I would ask your host to look into increasing your email limits if not I would look for another host.
Title: Re: Email Control
Post by: Ricky. on October 10, 2009, 01:12:45 pm
I understand as you might be using SMF2 's scheduling . Just bcz of mails, I had to shift to Dedicated box, load issues were other reasons though.