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  1. Mail Manager for OSCommerce v2.3 is now available in the add-ons. Mail Manager is designed to: 1) Send all emails in html with a text alternative. With Mail Manager all emails can be created in html complete with images, links, logos, etc. This includes order confirmation, create account, password forgotten, status update, newsletters and tell-a-friend emails 2) Allow editing all of emails from the Admin, and for creating html templates that can be applied to all emails for a consistent and professional look. 3) Adds a special post sales follow-up email to send to customers who have recently made a purchase complete with images, descriptions, links of purchased products, links to leave product reviews, and if the Xsell module is installed, images, descriptions and links to recommended products. 4) Mail Manager adds product images to the customer initiated tell_a_friend email. 5) A search feature is added to the admin email that makes it simple to locate a customer and send them note, etc on a templated html email. 6) Control the rate, or speed, that emails are sent. This allows shops on shared web-hosting account to send large mailings without exceeding band-width limitations. 7) Target for newsletters and mailings any group of customers or mailing list entries that can be identified by php queries. For example you could create a mailing to customers who have purchased a certain product and who live in a single postal code. Download includes fully functional and editable example newsletters and templates.
  2. npn2531

    Mail Manager

    Mail Manager is a comprehensive mail program for OSCommerce. Designed for 2.2RC2a and OSC 2 CSS.
 Purpose: 1. Send all emails both in html and in text. 2. Allow editing and templating of all emails from the admin. 3. Add a post sales order followup email to OSCommerce. 4. Modulate the rate that emails are sent. Mail Manager: 1. Mail manager allows the shop owner to create and edit all emails from the admin with both an html and a text alternative, to allow professional and readable emails to be produced. 2. To create a consistent look, templates can be produced in the admin that can be applied to all emails. 3. A bulkmail module is included that allows the rate that OSCommerce sends email and newsletters to be modulated. The rate is in seconds per email. This allows shops on shared web-hosting accounts to send large mailings without exceeding band-width limitations. 4. The bulkmail module also contains a special feature that allows the sending of marketing emails to customers that have recently made a purchase. This email contains an order's product listing, to include images and links to make review, and also contains cross sold items. (if the xsell module is installed http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/1415). 5. Mail Manager adds product images to the customer initiated tell_a_friend email. 6. A search feature is added to the admin email that makes it simple to locate a customer and send them note, etc on a templated email. Lots of Screenshots included. For more info visit: www dot css-oscommerce dot com/mail-manager-for-oscommerce/ and www dot css-oscommerce dot com/mail-manager-for-oscommerce-operation/ Files can also be found on google code: http://code dot google dot com/p/mobile-oscommerce-addon/downloads/list
  3. Thanks for the tip, I will take a look.
  4. Jeepers, what if you have stuff commented out, or how in the world would it make sure it wasn't inserting something within the wrong set of { } or something.
  5. Darn, I was hoping I would never have to cut and paste again, oh well.
  6. In looking at the instructions for installing SEO header tags reloaded http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/8864 I see that the reader is instructed to 'Upload or Merge' files. Having spent a significant portion of my youth cutting and pasting snippets of code into my OSCommerce site installing add-on, this caught my attention. What does 'Merge' mean? Is that something other than manually cutting and pasting snippets of code into a file? Is there a program or something that will merge two OSCommerce files full of html, php, javascript and misc stuff? I have been unable to find a good answer googling or searching this site, and thank you in advance for direction on this.
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    Mail Manager for OSC v2.3

    if (file_exists(DIR_FS_CATALOG_MODULES.'mail_manager/order_confirm.php')){ include(DIR_FS_CATALOG_MODULES.'mail_manager/order_confirm.php'); }else{ tep_mail($order->customer['name'], $order->customer['email_address'], EMAIL_TEXT_SUBJECT, $email_order, STORE_OWNER, STORE_OWNER_EMAIL_ADDRESS); } It sounds like you are saying the issue is that the tep_mail command above initiates. Your code looks fine, the only thing I can see that would go wrong is that order_confirm.php is not being located. I don't have this set up, but try something like this and see what happens: if (file_exists(DIR_FS_CATALOG_MODULES.'mail_manager/order_confirm.php')){ echo 'order_confirm found'; // include(DIR_FS_CATALOG_MODULES.'mail_manager/order_confirm.php'); }else{ echo 'order_confirm not found'; //tep_mail($order->customer['name'], $order->customer['email_address'], EMAIL_TEXT_SUBJECT, $email_order, STORE_OWNER, STORE_OWNER_EMAIL_ADDRESS); } I know this is a bit simple, but I am not a professional and this is what I know to do.
  8. npn2531

    Mail Manager for OSC v2.3

    Ray, Good catch on the variables in password_forgotten.php. You can add this correction to the mail manager contribution, or if you find anymore corrections post them back here and I will add them to the contribution. http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/9133
  9. npn2531

    Mail Manager for OSC v2.3

    In the example templates that are included in the mail manager, you will find that an unsubscribe link is included that when the recipient of that email clicks on it, it will send an email to you with the word 'unsubscribe' in subject line. You will then have to manually remove that subscriber from your mailing list. The code for this is basic html, just be sure in the email you send out you have something like this: <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 16px; color: #999999; margin: 10px;"> To be removed from this mailing list click <a href="mailto:unsubscribe@[member=yourwebsite].com?subject=Unsubscribe&body=Please%20remove%20my%20email%20from%20your%20list" ><u>here</u></a></p> In this example, you would need to make sure that 'unsubscribe@@yourwebsite.com' is a valid email account you receive. It could be anything such as 'removeme@myemail.com' as long as it is a valid email you have set up.
  10. npn2531

    Mail Manager for OSC v2.3

    Thank you for spotting this. The mail manager contribution status is open, and it would be appreciated if you posted these changes.
  11. npn2531

    Mail Manager

    If you ran the follow sale letter once or twice a week, you would be sending out to all your sales and it only takes about three clicks. I am not familiar with how to setup cron job, but it is going to involve setting up something on your web server outside the php script itself.
  12. npn2531

    Mail Manager

    I mean 'shipped' not paid.
  13. npn2531

    Mail Manager

    You manually send it. Go to mail manager>bulk mail> and then select the installed thank you letter. It is one of the bulk mail letters. It is written to send to any customer whose order has been changed to a status of 'shipped' more than about 10 days, but no older than about 3 weeks. Thus if you wait three weeks without manually sending the letter you start skipping customers. I simply send it every time I go to process orders each day. It will run in the background. It will also not resend the letter to the order twice. It sends to the email in the customers order, per order. It only sends to the customer once per order, because it sends only to the email in a customer orders whose status is 'paid'. Once it sends the email it changes the status of that order to 'thank you' . You can see the programming and change what the status is changed to by going to: admin>includes>modules>mail manager>sale_followup.php and making the appropriate programming changes.
  14. Horizontal Category Menu, JQuery and/or CSS http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/7406 This easy to install plugin for the One Folder Template System, http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/7403 will install a horizontal category drop-down menu in the header. The menu functions exactly as the menu in the categories box. The menu will function in pure CSS or with smooth JQuery functioning. Menu is styled though a separate stylesheet. Adapted from: Category Box as Nested Unordered List for EZ(er) CSS & Dynamic menus v 1.00 http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/4201 and Superfish Jquery Menu plugin http://users.tpg.com.au/j_birch/plugins/superfish/#examples
  15. npn2531

    Mail Manager

    I am willing to bet you have a couple of typos somewhere in the html. The html in the text is kinda of the typical thing you see when a < or > has been left out. The errors are being rendered, or read just a bit differently in the different programs that ar reading your preview and the mail. In other words, the preview screen is less sensitive to the typos than your mail program.
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    Mail Manager

    It should work fine on 2.2ms2. You find it easier to upgrade a 2.2ms2 than to start anew and reinstall your contributions, esp if you have the design you like. The important security functions can certainly be upgrade. The detailed instructions to do this are on this site. Perhaps someone else, who knows where it is can post the link.
  17. npn2531

    Mail Manager

    HTML-mailmanager-osc_2.3.3.4, http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/9004 is a different contribution than Mail Manager, http://addons.oscommerce.com/info/8120 . I have not looked at HTML-mailmanager-osc_2.3.3.4, it doesn't appear to have it's own support thread, perhaps the author, Flaggi can assist.
  18. In your browser, click the option to 'view source' or 'view html'. Look at the menu, see if the <a>, <li> or <ul> in the menu links that are offset have styles applied, or not applied, that the menu links that are properly positioned do have. Then it is a process of figuring out why, usually a process of tedious trial and error. Remember that it is not hard to end up with style in a stylesheet high up in the stylesheet to be overridden by a style lower down the page.
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    Mail Manager

    I am willing to bet you have a typo or something somewhere.
  20. npn2531

    Mail Manager

    If you can see the page you are on in the address bar when looking at the blank screen you can use echo statements to find the error. Just open up the page that is blank and then starting from just below the opening <?php mark, type in several places down the page something like: echo 'line 2'; or echo 'line 50'; As long as you haven't placed them within a 'if then' statement, then the echo statements you add above the error will print on the screen and the echo statements below the error will not print, and you can narrow down exactly where the error is.
  21. npn2531

    Mail Manager

    Try manually replacing every ' in the statement. Sometimes when you copy and paste sql statements across word processing platforms these marks are mis-read.
  22. npn2531

    Mail Manager

    You would probably get erratic results to run it in more than one window. The best thing to do would be to rewrite the module. If you understand the basics of writing a 'php while loop' to access multiple records in a database you can accomplish this rewrite without too much difficulty. Open admin/mm_bulkmail.php Find } elseif ($action == 'confirm_send') { about line 361 under the 'confirm send' case. Find the simple query, '$newsletter_query', and work in a 'while' statement. You will have to run through the entire case and make other misc changes, such as deleting the refresh rate, etc. Note you only have to rewrite the 'confirm send' case, but that case runs about 200 lines.
  23. npn2531

    Mail Manager

    Yes, 20,000 customers would take quite a while, even if you set the refresh rate to 1. However, that is the point of the program, to allow you to slow down the rate of a mailing so that you don't exceed bandwidth limitations shared web hosting providers impose. In other words the program is designed for people, like me, who have their website on a $5-$10/month site from providers like Bluehost and Godaddy. The refresh aspect of the program is how the throttling is accomplished, by putting in a waiting period between emails. Plus instead of executing one server command that sends 20,000 emails you execute 20,000 quick server commands that send one email each. (the refresh command takes place on your computer, the actual mailing command takes place on the web server - in other words, the OSCommerce program on the web server receives and completes the command to select and email a customer 20,000 times). This means that if the program, computer or internet crash during the mailing, you simply restart the mailing and it will pick back up right where it stopped, even if you restart on a different computer or from a different location. It will also run in a separate window of the same computer you are using for anything else.
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    Mail Manager

    Yes, the subject title changes. The subject in that email will be the title of letter. It is the value in the title field from the table mm_responsemail.
  25. npn2531

    Mail Manager

    The 'flag=sent' is not something that is part of mail manager, I don't know what that is. In mail manager you can send the same newsletter over and over. You can also use existing newsletters created in other applications. Just open the bulk mail panel and click 'new newsletter' and then paste the html into the window. The process is identical to creating a newsletter in the standard oscommerce install.
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