July 13, 2008 in Feedback
Currently on my board i'm getting quite alot of bounced emails on some accounts where "Topic Subscription Notifications" are not being delivered due to problems with the receiving email address of some members e.g. their domain has expired or their inbox is full etc.
When you do a member lookup in the admin control panel - you get to edit their propfile etc - can you make it so in IPB 3.0 there is an option that says: "Disable Topic subscription Notifications for this member" - Yes/No.
This will save alot of bounced emails coming through and wasting resources.
This feature is needed.
Could just force (ask?) a member to revalidate with a current email?
But what happens if you disable it because a user is bouncing emails, and they correct the problem? They won't understand why they aren't reciving emails.
I do 'force' them to update their email address. However, until they do, the original invalid email address can result in multiple bounce-backs.
If such a feature would be available, the member would have to sign up again for notifications. This is not an inconvenience, as far I as am concerned, since the member did not not keep his/her email address current.
It's almost a catch 22.
You can' t notify the user to change their email account because they won't receive the notification via email..... so that won't do any good.
Then on the other hand you could argue - well if they are not active any more - then simply remove the user - which isn't the most logical or farest in my eyes - as their visits may be speradic - and it could be a few weeks/months until they visit again and get a PM - pop-up saying "Hey - change your email address" - which by then would defeat the object, as so much time has lapsed and so much undelivered email has been sent.
If a user starts becoming active again and notices they are not receiving emails - theny will notify the admin anyway.
So if the Development Team could implement an option to temporarily suspend notifcations per user that would be great.
If they are not receiving notifcations anyway, then they are hardly going to mind suspending them.
Maybe not a user to user thing, but a cleaning tool. Like all of them or before a certain date. I doubt people would be watching a thread for more than a couple months...
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