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XF 1.5 User messaging improvements and welcome contact

Gene Steinberg

Well-known member
#41
So XF is "Sherlocking" a few add-ons. That label comes from Apple adding features to OS X that compete with third-party software. It dates back to the days when Apple enhanced a search app, Sherlock, with features "borrowed" from a third-party alternative known as Watson.
 

Moshe1010

Well-known member
#42
What happens if the user registers through Facebook and his/her email is invalid, but the users state is "valid" by default on Facebook Login/registration (since they don't need to confirm their account via email); so is this Facebook user would go straight to waiting for email confirmation state due to a bounced email (due to an email sent to the new user upon a new PM received)? But the user can't really change its email without setting up a password first, which would probably make the user to leave the forum due to all the hassle he/she needs to go through in order to have their account active on the forum.
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#43
The scenario you have described can happen anyway. How long can a user actually go before they receive an email? In most default set ups, they will get their first email as soon as they receive a reply to a thread they are watching, or a conversation from a member.

It should be a rare enough occurrence to not worry about it. If you do worry about it, it may just have to be a feature you don't enable (bear in mind it is disabled by default).
 

Moshe1010

Well-known member
#44
The scenario you have described can happen anyway. How long can a user actually go before they receive an email? In most default set ups, they will get their first email as soon as they receive a reply to a thread they are watching, or a conversation from a member.

It should be a rare enough occurrence to not worry about it. If you do worry about it, it may just have to be a feature you don't enable (bear in mind it is disabled by default).
I've made an add-on that fixes this situation. This is not rare at all on mid/big boards. I get at least 20-30 users/week with email problems from Facebook. And there is a greater chance that they would fix the problem and go through the hassle if they opened a thread/replied to a thread than if they just registered and few seconds later were placed in waiting for confirmation state. The worst part in this scenario is that there are no real direction to the user what he/she should do to fix the problem (i.e set up an email and plug in a password in order to do so); it's just says that the email is not working and replace the email. But there is no email to replace since a password should be configured first and so on.
 

Marcus

Well-known member
#45
Deferred Sending
A slight improvement which affects Email Users and the two new methods of contacting users is that we now pass the process of sending to a Deferred task. This should be more reliable and in case something goes wrong it should also be possible to resume from where it left off.

To a certain extent, the deferred tasks may also be reusable by developers for other tasks
This is a huge improvement for sending out batch emails.
 

imthebest

Well-known member
#47
The main benefit relates to resumeability if something goes wrong (browser crash, lost connection, etc).
I use an external STMP server to send XenForo transactional emails. Sometimes I get logged a server error like "connection to the server lost" or "connection refused". With the new deferred system are those emails going to be retried instead of being discarded?
I'm talking about these errors:

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Is the deferred system able to deal with these?
 

Gladius

Well-known member
#53
@Chris D any chance you could add a preview function for the welcome PC? Ideally I'd like to have it everywhere where we can combine text, code etc. in the ACP of course, but I remember what a PITA it was coming up with a welcome PM in vB with no preview and having to constantly resort to the clunky workaround of previewing the content in a forum thread. Would be a very welcome improvement if we could preview directly in XF.
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#55
@Chris D any chance you could add a preview function for the welcome PC? Ideally I'd like to have it everywhere where we can combine text, code etc. in the ACP of course, but I remember what a PITA it was coming up with a welcome PM in vB with no preview and having to constantly resort to the clunky workaround of previewing the content in a forum thread. Would be a very welcome improvement if we could preview directly in XF.
Post a suggestion thread in the first instance :)
 

Gene Steinberg

Well-known member
#58
Beta 1 comment:

When trying to enable the options to open a welcome conversation and send welcome emails, I get this when saving the settings:

"Please enter at least one valid recipient"

Where? I see no such option.