I've recently send out an email to all my sites users. (Background: It was of a very mild commercial nature, a newsletter essentially, primarily about the actions of a company my site support/partners with, and how those actions have been very beneficial to the industry/niche my site is in)
I now have a list of hard-bounce email addresses, and a list of un-subscribes. I wondering how best to action these with XF?
For the unsubscribes, I thought that just unselecting the "Receive site mailings" option on user accounts would be the way to go. Put then I thought they still might want site/xf emails, just not emails of the newsletter style. Perhaps creating a User Group and putting them into that is the way to go? Just to know these users don't want future, if any, commercial/newsletters emails.
For the hard-bounces, I thought that deleting the accounts was the most appropriate course of action. But then I realised that users may still be very active, just that they've never updated their email address since registering (eg. x years ago) and it's now incorrect and bounces. Perhaps just removing the email address on these user accounts is the best action - is their any implication for XF on an account having no email address?
I had a look at resources, but could not find any add-on that did 'reconfirmation required' of user accounts. For example, admin/mod ticks a box on user account, and next time that user logs-on they are taken to their profile to review/edit/add their details. Any mandatory fields that were empty (eg email address) are required to be filled-in, and if email address validated.
Thoughts and suggestions?
Has anyone had a list of bounces and unsubscribe for their site? What actions did you take?