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[bd] Mails 1.0.1

Make sending email easier.

  1. xfrocks

    xfrocks Well-Known Member

    xfrocks submitted a new resource:

    [bd] Mails - Make sending email easier.

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  2. xfrocks

    xfrocks Well-Known Member

    Q: Why this add-on?
    A: Because:
    • `sendmail` email often ends up in Trash (especially if your server got moved around)
    • SMTP via Google Apps is slow
    • No tracking support (open/click)
    Q: Why Mailgun?
    A: Because free 10k emails/month.

    Q: Why Mandrill?
    A: Because free 12k emails/month.

    Q: Why not Sendgrid/Amazon SES/provider X?
    A: Because I don't use them, yet.

    Q: How about bulk sending tool/bounced address reminder/feature Y?
    A: Maybe, maybe not... Depending on how many people need the feature.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2013
  3. HWS

    HWS Well-Known Member

    In Europe you have to pay large email providers if you want to get on their white list (means they guarantee your mails will never be sorted as spam). This payment is app. $2500/year and not affordable for smaller web sites.

    This is why it makes sense sometimes to use an external email provider who has paid this fee. My Question: Can your add-on be extended for different email providers easily? Because those you offer are not common in Europe.
  4. xfrocks

    xfrocks Well-Known Member

  5. Dan

    Dan Well-Known Member

    Will this also count the mails and send 10k with Mailgun and then use Mandrill for the next 12k?:D
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  6. xfrocks

    xfrocks Well-Known Member

    To be honest, I thought about that but the feature is not implemented, yet. First because it's kind of cheating (they have to pay their bills etc.) and more importantly, round robin will make it hard to add some other features (e.g. inbound processing ;) )
    intradox and Dan like this.
  7. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Does this addon send all outgoing email through extenral email providers or are some emails still sent through the php function?
  8. Da Bookie Mon

    Da Bookie Mon Well-Known Member

    Mailgun is super cheap over the 10k month.. cheap-o :D
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  9. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

  10. xfrocks

    xfrocks Well-Known Member

    All emails go through XenForo email system will be sent via external provider.
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  11. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Nice. This will be very useful for small sites and larger sites with a substantial budget.
  12. xfrocks

    xfrocks Well-Known Member

    Mandrill is actually cheaper I think. But please don't quote me on that :p

    It went through. The add-on actually replace the "From" address to use the configured domain. I checked the log and the "Sender" header does get sent to Mandrill.
  13. xfrocks

    xfrocks Well-Known Member

    Attached Files:

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  14. Andy.N

    Andy.N Well-Known Member

    Just to confirm, when people use my contact form and enter their email address, Amazon SES fails to email because the customer email address is not verified (only my domain email is verified)
    Will your Mandrill or Mailgun allow to pass the customer's email as From address when sending?
  15. xfrocks

    xfrocks Well-Known Member

    Check my screenshots. The email will go through but the "From" address will be replaced with an address of the configured domain (in my site, it will be xenforo@mandrill.xfrocks.com). The "Sender" header will be sent to external provider but Mandrill seems to filtered it when they deliver the email. So I would say: it kinda works.

    It's important to note that if your "Default Email Address" option is set to an address with different domain, all out going email will be sent from xenforo@domain.com.
  16. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Configure provider as needed

    ^^^Oh God! @ all these options. Gonna take me awhile to figure this out. Not even sure I can.
  17. xfrocks

    xfrocks Well-Known Member

    Yeah, there are a lot of options for a provider. Like TWO! :D
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  18. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    So I searched for "z" in WHM and found Edit DNS Zone.

    I see that Record Type: TXT Hostname: 8thos.com and Value is already in there.

    Does mailgun want me to replace that entry with theirs or add theirs as a new entry?
  19. xfrocks

    xfrocks Well-Known Member

    Just add it as a new entry.
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  20. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Reconfiguring Mail Routing:
    • LOCAL MAIL EXCHANGER: This server will serve as a primary mail exchanger for 8thos.com's mail.: This configuration has been manually selected.
    Okay that worked. On to the next one.

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