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IPB Unactive Members Reminder?

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Any chance that IPB 3.0 will have the ability to auto notify members that they have not been back to the board in 3, 6, 12 months? It would be nice to set up a general email that would get sent once every 90 days to members who have not been back to my site. It would also be nice if I could throttle the emails being sent to 2 per minute and a max of 50 emails per night.

Just an Idea :)

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Not sure on the 2nd idea (email sending limit) , the first one may be best suited to a small modification though rather than a default feature.

As above, it would probably be seen as spam if it happened too often. :unsure:

[b]EDIT...[/b] There is one already around for 2.3.x ,

[MA23] Notify Inactive Members v1.2

Just my thoughts anyway :)

Yup I had that modification, the only problem is that it does not allow throttling. My hosting company says this.....

I highlighted the main concerns.


[color="#FF0000"]There is a 500 hourly email limit per domain this limit is also applied towards mailman. If you send over this amount in any hour most of the e-mails will bounce back with a undeliverable error.[/color]

Many of our servers have a 60 pop checks per hour limit per e-mail address. If you go over this you're likely to get a wrong password error message saying login incorrect. Just wait an hour and it will automatically unlock you. to prevent this from happening again make sure to disable auto checking or at least set it to something higher such as 10 minutes.

Any mailing list larger than 5,000 will require a semi dedicated or dedicated hosting solution from us. Note: dividing one large list into smaller lists to get below this limit is not allowed.

[b]Mailing Lists Rules[/b]

[color="#FF0000"]1. Anytime you're sending a message no matter how large your e-mail list is you must throttle it. We recommend you throttle it to at the very least sending 1 email every 6 seconds.[/color] If the mailing list software you're using does not allow you to throttle you must switch to something else. We recommend phplist which can be found in your control panel under fantastico. If you do not throttle and you try sending let's say 500 emails the server will try sending all 500 in 1 second which is not possible. This will cause the server load to go very high and for the entire server to be sluggish until this process is completed. It is our job to keep the server up and running without being sluggish. Anyone who causes the servers load to go high will be suspended and the process will be terminated. If you choose not to throttle you will most likely be suspended for crashing the server.

[color="#FF0000"]2. Any mailing list over 900 emails is only allowed to be sent to during off-peak times to prevent high server loads. Off peak times qualify as all day Saturday and Sunday, and 1am - 8 am eastern time M-F.[/color]

Needless to say that modification sent out 1000 emails at one time! I had to quickly email my hosting company and explain the situation and pray they didnt suspend my account. What I do need is a simple....hey you havent been to our forums in 90 days. I need this task to run durring my non peak hours and only send X number of emails per minute, and per night. The generic mailer that is built into the Invision Forums....already allows me to throttle, it would just be nice if it could be applied in this instance also.
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