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Post by domos123 on March 21st 2011, 10:42 pm

I was wondering whether it is possible to email all users registered to a forum regardless of whether they have newsletters turned on or off

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Re: Mass email

Post by MrMario on March 21st 2011, 11:20 pm

The only other way if you don't want to use newsletter is put them in all a group. Easy way to do this is http://help.forumotion.com/t57913-auto-subscribe-to-groups

But they will only be able to get a message via PM.

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Re: Mass email

Post by domos123 on March 21st 2011, 11:31 pm

Would I be able to change preferences for all users to allow newsletters?

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Re: Mass email

Post by domos123 on March 22nd 2011, 12:48 am

Is there any way at all to do a mass mailing then?
How would forumotion look upon a crawler bot which accessed the admin back-end and collated email addresses?

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Re: Mass email

Post by MrMario on March 22nd 2011, 12:57 am

The news letter is your only option.

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Re: Mass email

Post by domos123 on March 22nd 2011, 1:01 am

Ughh... looks like I have a long weekend ahead of manually turning on the newsletter for 4000 users... If I could make one, would I be allowed to use a macro for this?

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Re: Mass email

Post by MrMario on March 22nd 2011, 1:04 am

I don't see why not.

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Re: Mass email

Post by domos123 on March 22nd 2011, 1:05 am

@Rideem3:
Yeah, but will that go to members who have the preferences set to disallow newsletters?

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Re: Mass email

Post by domos123 on March 22nd 2011, 1:08 am

Rideem3 wrote:No. But I doubt everyone has their option turned off.
Unfortunately, a surprising portion of the members, especially those who were the most contributing members until recently, have them disabled :P

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Re: Mass email

Post by domos123 on March 22nd 2011, 1:21 am

Ah hah! Just found an alternate way. Using inactive users to inform users with less than (hold down 9 for a while) messages XD
UPDATE: I'm gonna have to go with another criteria, since it only allows a 3 digit number in that field...
UPDATE AGAIN: I found out how to do it! just do inform inactive users who haven't visited since -1 days

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Re: Mass email

Post by Jophy on March 22nd 2011, 12:29 pm

Is it solved?

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