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Update user account from bounced emails

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Requests' started by Mouth, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    Situation: There is currently no method for XF to take action on user accounts when email addresses are bouncing. Requesting an add-on to handle this.

    1. Add phrase to header of outgoing emails sent from XF, with user id identifier
    2. Check bounces email address (from /admin.php?options/list/emailOptions)
    3. Check for phrase from header in #1 in bounced email, and take action on user account

    Add-On Requirements/Details:
    1. All emails sent from XF to contain a mail header with recipient user ID (eg. "X-XenForo-Recipient-UserID=xxxx")
    2. Add to /admin.php?options/list/emailOptions to enter username/password and server address for the bounces email address
    3. Cron task to POP/IMAP the bounces email account, and check/read unread emails
    4. If unread email is a permanent bounce notifier contains X-XenForo-Recipient-UserID, execute a database query to update user record and set user state to 'Awaiting email confirmation (from edit)'. Mark email as read (or just delete it)
    mjda, ProCom, Breixo and 3 others like this.
  2. snoopy5

    snoopy5 Well-Known Member


    I got a quote from someone for this. He wants to have around 600 Euro for this. Is this a realistic price? I wanted him to mkae something simlar to EZ bounce Management:

    If this price would be o.k., would someone be willing to share the costs so that it comes down to 30 per head?
  3. HWS

    HWS Well-Known Member

    We already use a similar modification. Will ask if it is complicated to prepare it as an add-on to be released here.

    The header id tag is not necessary because XF allows a single user account per email address only. So you can determine the user account just from the e-mail address only.
    Bellinis, Mouth, AzzidReign and 4 others like this.
  4. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    Very excited. Yes, PLEASE :)
  5. snoopy5

    snoopy5 Well-Known Member

  6. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    HWS, any update on this? What was the response to your asking?
    Thanks :)
    HenrikHansen likes this.
  7. snoopy5

    snoopy5 Well-Known Member

    I am interested in this too. I sent HWS a PM so that this thread here is not overseen...
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  8. snoopy5

    snoopy5 Well-Known Member


    5 days later, but unfortunatley I still did not get an answer from HWS to my PM or here in this thread. So since February 14th no reaction. Seems unlikely that we will be successful..
  9. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    Bugger :(
  10. ProCom

    ProCom Active Member

    Interested in this.
  11. jauburn

    jauburn Well-Known Member

    Yeah, this should ideally be built in to xenforo because you don't want thread update email messages bouncing repeatedly. Bad for your IP address.
  12. SheepCow

    SheepCow Well-Known Member

  13. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

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