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mass email...where?

Post by asinshesq » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:32 pm

I'm sure I'm missing something really obvious, but where does the admin access the mass email feature? Is there a setting that needs to be turned on so that the admin can access that feature?
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Re: mass email...where?

Post by Chudz » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:36 pm

yeah i cant find this either? would be nice to have it back or a newsletter or somthing like that.

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Re: mass email...where?

Post by asinshesq » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:48 pm

There's still a file for mass email in the package...if I don't get an answer I'll try to reverse engineer it and see how that file gets called. I'm sure it's something really obvious and dumb on my part that I'm missing.
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Re: mass email...where?

Post by Handyman » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:00 am

ACP->SYSTEM->MASS EMAIL ;)
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Re: mass email...where?

Post by asinshesq » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:36 am

Handyman wrote: ACP->SYSTEM->MASS EMAIL ;)


That was the first place I tried. The only options I see there are to 'check for updates' and to 'manage report/denial reason'. I can't find anything relevant in the ACP general tab either. Any more detailed hint? Perhaps I need to turn it on first?
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Re: mass email...where?

Post by drewtscott » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:37 am

asinshesq wrote:
Handyman wrote: ACP->SYSTEM->MASS EMAIL ;)


That was the first place I tried. The only options I see there are to 'check for updates' and to 'manage report/denial reason'. I can't find anything relevant in the ACP general tab either. Any more detailed hint? Perhaps I need to turn it on first?


Are you set as a founder? I have it on mine ...

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Re: mass email...where?

Post by asinshesq » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:45 am

drewtscott wrote:
asinshesq wrote:
Handyman wrote: ACP->SYSTEM->MASS EMAIL ;)


That was the first place I tried. The only options I see there are to 'check for updates' and to 'manage report/denial reason'. I can't find anything relevant in the ACP general tab either. Any more detailed hint? Perhaps I need to turn it on first?


Are you set as a founder? I have it on mine ...

Aha, that was the problem. I just assumed that being a regular admin would by default give me all options. I've now set myself as a founder and I see the mass email feature in system like you all said. I assume I could have given all admins that permission if I had figured out that was the problem before, right?

Too bad mass email doesn't allow you to select multiple groups...I guess that will be one of the mods I do if I get around to it.

Does mass email chunk the emails into batches to deal with ISPs that limit the number of addressees on a single email?
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Re: mass email...where?

Post by asinshesq » Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:48 am

asinshesq wrote: Does mass email chunk the emails into batches to deal with ISPs that limit the number of addressees on a single email?

To answer my own question, I just looked at the code and found out that yes, it chunks the emails into batches that by default are no more than 50 per email.
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Re: mass email...where?

Post by Chudz » Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:22 pm

When I try to send a Mass Email it says Internal Error could this be somthing to do with the settings somewhere?

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Re: mass email...where?

Post by Handyman » Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:45 pm

Chudz wrote: When I try to send a Mass Email it says Internal Error could this be somthing to do with the settings somewhere?

There have been some problems with it in the past, though I thought they had all been fixed.
Make sure your username and password for outgoing mail is set correctly in the ACP (php sendmail function doesn't do well sending a lot of emails)
so you would also want to make sure you have selected to use a mail server instead of the php mail function.
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