Jump to content

Admin set user message for bounced email accounts


Guest CFGuru

Recommended Posts

We require every forum member to have a valid, working, email address. I think if IPB had some means where the forum administrator could flag an account with a bad email address so that when the user logged in next time they would be directed to a message telling them to update their email address or they would not be able to post -- that would be an awesome feature.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I created a usergroup for bad registrations, plus a (nonpostable) forum, visible only to that group, and put the message in the forum description. The Permissions mask for the this group *only* lets them see this forum and description when they log in.

It's easy to base other groups/masks on this one, and edit a click or two to accommodate as many situations as you like. It also shows their specific "status" (problem) in their profile to quickly remind me of their situation (I'll be adding a per-member Admin Notes mod soon)

I'd love a drop down "move to group X" menu next to the validate button, but I won't be getting around to doing that any time soon.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

How do you find which emails are being bounced? There's no way afaik to do this. :unsure:



as I am the server root, I get all bounced emails, and it includes the username and email address, ie...

Your message



To: ...@ikon.com


Subject: You have a new personal message


Sent: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 19:53:29 -0500



did not reach the following recipient(s):



...@IKON.COM on Tue, 29 Nov 2005 19:53:24 -0500


The recipient name is not recognized


The MTS-ID of the original message is: c=us;a=


;p=ikon;l=BKB01-IMS-010511300053XZN92YJ2


MSEXCH:IMS:IKON:NEXUS1:BKB01-IMS-01 0 (000C05A6) Unknown Recipient







... has sent you a new personal message entitled "email bounces".



You can read this personal message by following the link below:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

i see bounced emails because the from email address is set to an email address that forwards any emails sent to it to my email. so when email x sends a bounce message back to the from field it forwards to mine..

what i want to see is a way as the forum admin to email specific user even if they set their address to hidden

Link to comment
Share on other sites

i see bounced emails because the from email address is set to an email address that forwards any emails sent to it to my email. so when email x sends a bounce message back to the from field it forwards to mine..



what i want to see is a way as the forum admin to email specific user even if they set their address to hidden


I set forwarding on the "from email" address on the board too. I never got a bounced email :o
Link to comment
Share on other sites

where did you go to check that? I have my own dedicated server.



if you are on a Linux server, as root on the command line, type either

# pine (better if you have it installed)

or

# mail

you should be either checking that mailbox, or forwarding it to another address. Lots of good info goes there.

I like pine as it is more user friendly then the plain mail command, but not all servers have pine installed.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 year later...

Whatever e-mail address I have setup as the forum e-mail address is where returned e-mails go to. I have it set so people who have not validated only see one forum. Guests can post incase someone changes e-mails and needs to password reset or something. Did someone say they're able to have it automatically tell them what users are bouncing?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...