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Unsubscribe From Site Mailings Link?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by DRE, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

  2. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    Why would you need it in Xenforo software unless you've installed a specific mailing list add-on for marketing purposes?

    Users already have full control over how they receive alerts in their account settings, which includes email from admins.
     
  3. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Easily over-ridden by a checkbox when sending out emails. There should still be an unsubscribe link so that it can never be over-ridden.

    For instance, say you have an admin that you allow to send site emails. They do it, but then they also hit the checkbox that overrides opt out.
     
  4. Naatan

    Naatan Well-Known Member

    As Anthony said users can already control this from their CP. The mail I send you last month regarding your mailings is due to the fact that you send newsletters to all your members which they have no option to unsubscribe from, apart from being very annoying this is also illegal. Notification mails such as the one XenForo sends natively are not considered newsletters and the user has the option to disable them from their CP.
     
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  5. Alien

    Alien Well-Known Member

    Is there any way to stop thread subscription e-mails to a particular member (from the admin end or database query)?

    On occasion there are people who subscribe to a thread and their e-mail address eventually is no longer valid or changes and the thread subscription e-mails bounces occur over and over again to my admin catch-all address.

    Any temporary solution to this?
     
  6. Blue

    Blue Well-Known Member

    Set their user state to Awaiting email confirmation (From edit)
     
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  7. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Very good question as I also get a ton of bounced emails.
    That's lame if you have a large amount of members. He's asking for a database query.
     
  8. Naatan

    Naatan Well-Known Member

    XenForo only sends notifications once for a thread you're subscribed to, after that it won't notify you again until you read the notification. This alone will reduce the amount of bounces you get. You should use a do-not-reply email address as the "from" address used on your site, and set it's mailbox size to 1mb. This way you don't have to worry about all those bounces.

    Alternatively you could request someone make an addon that disables email notifications for users that have been inactive for x days.
     
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  9. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    *makes a request thread*
     
  10. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

  11. Alien

    Alien Well-Known Member

    So the system won't send subscription email while in this state?

    OK, this will work. I don't have a lot of those members, so this should suffice for now.
     
  12. Blue

    Blue Well-Known Member

    Correct, and it will also make them verify a valid email address before allowing them to post.
     
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  13. Anthony Parsons

    Anthony Parsons Well-Known Member

    You actually only need change your user registration options to set notifications to yes, that way all alerts are done on the forum unless the user specifically opts in (adjusts setting) to receive their notifications via email.

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    Notifications for actions are not spam. Sending out newsletters to members without their consent, that is spam.

    The admin feature in the backend to send all members a message, is not really designed to send spam, it is designed to send forum specific administrative notices, ie. rules, legal, upgrade / feature change... something administrative about the forum only. Even that, an admin can untick in the above options "receive site mailings" thus they must opt in. You can also unstick the PC notification.... that way users MUST opt in for any email from your site.

    That way if you want to use the ACP mailing function for newsletter purposes or such, everyone being sent to is opt in and you only need include a link back to their account setting page to opt out, by unticking the box that they chose.

    A DB query to set everyone to 0 would simply be an alter TABLE VALUE=0 type approach, at a rough guess.
     

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