Inactive Members

Inactive Members 4.1

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Compatible XF 1.x versions
  1. 1.2
  2. 1.3
  3. 1.4
  4. 1.5

Sends an email to all inactive members.

The email is designed to encourage inactive members to visit your forum and includes a list of latest topics which hopefully sparks an interest.

(Example of Inactive Members email)


(Example of Options page)


  • All phrases start with inactivemembers_ for your convenience.
  1. Download and unzip it.
  2. Upload the Andy folder to your server. The correct location is library/Andy.
  3. From your Admin Control Panel, go to the "Install Add-on" page.
  4. Upload the addon-InactiveMembers_v4.1.xml file.
  5. Click the Install Add-on button.
Questions and Answers:

Q: When will emails be sent?
A: Emails are sent the first day of every month.

Q: Are "Receive site mailings" honored?
A: Yes.

Q: Are banned members excluded?
A: Yes.

Q: Are discouraged members excluded?
A: Yes.

Q: Are emails sent to users who have "email invalid (bounced)" user state?
A: No.

Q: Can the Cron be set to run over one month?
A: No. XenForo has a limit of one month maximum for Cron Entries.

Q: How can I send a test email?
A: In the Options page enter your User ID into the Test User ID field and run the Cron Entry manually. Don't forget to set the field back to 0.​

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First release
Last update
4.92 star(s) 26 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. See description

    On Jan 1, 2016 version 3.3 of this add-on was released to address an exploitable SQL injection...
  2. See description

    Inactive Members v4.1 changes: 1) Emails are sent only if there are new threads. 2) Phrase updated.
  3. See description

    Inactive Members v4.0 changes: Added option to add image to email.

Latest reviews

Just activated the addition of an image and it works great. Thanks for this great resource I've used it since day one :)
Great addon! One of the best ways to bring back your old and inactive users and keep them engaged.
Just set it and forget about it, it's totally automatic.
Great Add-on, A must have if you want to keep your members actively involved in your forums discussions, it’s like a reminder saying don’t forget to check out the latest discussions. Andy your attention to detail is impressive. Keep up the great work! Without some of your add-on’s our forum would not be as active as it has become. Nor would it be such a cool forum to belong. Thanks for the countless hrs of hard work you have put into all your add-on’s.
great! we have so many inactive members and hope this will get some of them back. thank you very much for the addon
Must have! Really great tool. I'm always interested in these kind of tools that do things automatically as you wish. And of course neat and clean.
This the best add-on for me right now, it can be used as newsletter just set the minimum days to 0 and it'll send the message to all members even you, i was looking for a newsletter add-on but found this more useful and practical, really awesome job here!
Great addon, recommended. It would better if the number of emails sent out could be throttled easily / batched somehow. I'm going to send out a mail to my inactive members once a month.
A must have if you want to keep your members. Install, set the right paramenters and goto sleep. It will do the work for you ;) Gotta love all the excellent addons made by Andy ;)
Outstanding add-on! Had some issues which Andy fixed within very short amount of time! Top support and feedback! Very usefull add-on and recommend it for admins who needs to keep inactive users up to date!
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