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#41 FleurDeLune

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 02:18 PM

Thread activity related is the scourge we want to eliminate actually.

 

There's just too much of it, I may have to add more smtp servers in the future aside from the existing 2.

 

 

 

I (and even Biz) had removed hundreds of followers from many threads thinking they might have solved the problem. Pero mukhang ganun pa rin. 



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Posted 12 April 2017 - 06:44 PM

Actually it is helping.

I can see that your 2 SMTP servers are holding up... meaning they are not being banned by the data centers, not being flagged as spammers by gmail or yahoo.

Those entities have a threshold rate of email and then they flag you as spammers when you exceed that threshold.

 

So yes, you went in the correct direction.  Continue doing that.  It is working!

 

This is why new registrations are coming in.

 

BTW, I just made new optimizations in PHP5-fpm to speed up the website.  And I was able to fix a server load problem.



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 02:00 PM

Why couldn't just remove the subscription / follow feature if that really helps in solving the problem? Because the last time I checked,. those threads are being thrived again by the followers. It keeps repeating the cycle.



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 04:13 PM

Hi Fleur,

 

Exactly what I was thinking.  Remove the feature in one SQL command for all.

 

We tried asking the official Invision support but they did not help in this question... plus the version of this software is old, version 3.x, we would need first to upgrade to 4.x

 

Therefore, the final solution would first be to work on upgrading to 4.x, please test the software via the proxy server I gave bizman.

 

Then go live on 4.x.

 

Then test SQL commands, or hire a programmer to teach us the command to do so, or teach us how to custom remove the email notifications for topic subscriptions feature in PHP.

 

Which gives me an idea to ask a php programmer to look into just disabling the sending of email notifications in this existing 3.x program.



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 04:39 PM

You gave me an idea.

 

I will also look into blocking the emails by subject at the mail sending level.



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 07:19 PM

Ok, at least we will not be resorting to restarting any active threads that have been running for years now. I Just hope so.  

 

 

Keep up the good job. ;)



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 01:51 AM

Here is the current solution at work:

 

PM notifications by email go through via email.

 

I am now blocking / DISCARDing outgoing emails that are replies to threads that say "New reply to":

 

Apr 13 13:44:42 hw postfix/smtpd[5465]: 0E0893341B9E: client=vps.manilatonight.com[136.243.110.121], sasl_method=LOGIN, sasl_username=website
Apr 13 13:44:42 hw postfix/cleanup[5464]: 0E0893341B9E: discard: header Subject: New reply to Midas Touch - Antipolo from vps.manilatonight.com[136.243.110.121]; from=<website@manilatonight.com> to=<xxx@yahoo.com> proto=SMTP helo=<smtp3.manilatonight.com>
Apr 13 13:44:42 hw postfix/smtpd[5110]: connect from vps.manilatonight.com[136.243.110.121]
Apr 13 13:44:43 hw postfix/smtpd[5465]: disconnect from vps.manilatonight.com[136.243.110.121]
Apr 13 13:44:44 hw postfix/smtpd[5110]: 1B2733341B9E: client=vps.manilatonight.com[136.243.110.121], sasl_method=LOGIN, sasl_username=website
Apr 13 13:44:44 hw postfix/cleanup[5464]: 1B2733341B9E: discard: header Subject: New reply to Midas Touch - Antipolo from vps.manilatonight.com[136.243.110.121]; from=<website@manilatonight.com> to=<xxx@yahoo.com> proto=SMTP helo=<smtp3.manilatonight.com>
Apr 13 13:44:44 hw postfix/smtpd[5454]: connect from vps.manilatonight.com[136.243.110.121]
Apr 13 13:44:45 hw postfix/smtpd[5110]: disconnect from vps.manilatonight.com[136.243.110.121]
Apr 13 13:44:46 hw postfix/smtpd[5454]: 2CE403341B9E: client=vps.manilatonight.com[136.243.110.121], sasl_method=LOGIN, sasl_username=website
Apr 13 13:44:46 hw postfix/cleanup[5464]: 2CE403341B9E: discard: header Subject: New reply to Midas Touch - Antipolo from vps.manilatonight.com[136.243.110.121]; from=<website@manilatonight.com> to=<xxx@hotmail.com> proto=SMTP helo=<smtp3.manilatonight.com>
Apr 13 13:44:46 hw postfix/smtpd[5454]: disconnect from vps.manilatonight.com[136.243.110.121]



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 02:04 AM

Please monitor if this helps PMs and New Registrants.

If may reklamo ang members not receiving reply notifications on topics.

 

Feedback please.



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 07:38 AM

There @mtc.com emails admins had assigned.

Maybe you can assign them their real emails.

 

akeira@mtc.com
spaaichi@mtc.com
hokage@mtc.com
seraphine@mtc.com
 
So they can receive email notifications when they are PMed.


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Posted 15 April 2017 - 02:58 PM

Please monitor if this helps PMs and New Registrants.

If may reklamo ang members not receiving reply notifications on topics.

 

Feedback please.

 

The same.  Still receiving an old PMs instead of having an updated one -- in real time. 



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 03:01 PM

 

There @mtc.com emails admins had assigned.

Maybe you can assign them their real emails.

 

akeira@mtc.com
spaaichi@mtc.com
hokage@mtc.com
seraphine@mtc.com
 
So they can receive email notifications when they are PMed.

 

 

I didn't get this.

 

I tried to register in mtc.com just to follow your instruction but it looks like a non-existent one. lol



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 05:53 PM

 

I didn't get this.

 

I tried to register in mtc.com just to follow your instruction but it looks like a non-existent one. lol

 

These members have @mtc.com as their email addresses.

Please edit to reflect their real emails.

Someone else owns mtc.com



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 05:56 PM

 

The same.  Still receiving an old PMs instead of having an updated one -- in real time. 

 

I do not understand.

Pls explain.



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 08:45 AM

I am experimenting.

 

I can see that email notifications are FAST when I do a password FORGET thing.

I did this on a yahoo account.

 

As for email notifications when I am sent a PM, I do not get anything.

 

Maybe it has to do with a personal setting.

 

Or an admin setting?



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Posted 16 April 2017 - 01:55 PM

 

I do not understand.

Pls explain.

 

You can kindly refer to my previous posts here.

 

It means no updated email notifications on PMs.

Still the old ones.


 

These members have @mtc.com as their email addresses.

Please edit to reflect their real emails.

Someone else owns mtc.com

 

How is it possible?

 

MTC has its own email domain?



#56 FleurDeLune

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 01:59 PM

I am experimenting.

 

I can see that email notifications are FAST when I do a password FORGET thing.

I did this on a yahoo account.

 

As for email notifications when I am sent a PM, I do not get anything.

 

Maybe it has to do with a personal setting.

 

Or an admin setting?

 

As I said from my previous posts, this all started when the email validation was not working and MTC was down for almost 12 hours or so (February 28, 2017). Please trace this. Thanks.



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:03 AM

I am looking at the email queue and I can see PM email notifications like this:

 

Mail headers View basic headers Received from smtp3.manilatonight.com (vps.manilatonight.com [136.243.110.121]) by hw.whitelabelledhost.com (Postfix) with SMTP id 578773341B96 for <spakyoto@mtc.com>; Sun, 16 Apr 2017 18:18:13 -0400 (EDT) MIME-Version 1.0 Date Sun, 16 Apr 2017 22:18:13 +0000 X-Priority 3 X-Mailer IPS PHP Mailer From "Manilatonight.com - Manila's Premiere Online Community" <website@manilatonight.com> To spakyoto@mtc.com Subject xxxxxxxxxxxx has replied to a personal conversation Content-type text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1" Message text SpaKyoto,

xxxxxxxxxxxx has replied to a personal conversation entitled "MODEL GUEST THERA
OF SPAKYOTO".

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx said:
======================================================================
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
======================================================================

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY DIRECTLY TO THIS EMAIL!
You can reply to this personal conversation by following the link below:

http://manilatonight...__firstUnread__

 

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Can you look for a personal setting?  Maybe there is a personal setting that allows EMAIL notifications on PMs.



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 11:56 AM

What I have is the standard one, "My Setting". And there are 9 categories under that option and one of which is the "Notification Options". Under this option, there are 8 sub-categories such as:

 

  • Privacy Settings - Enabling this option will add you to our mailing list. You can unsubscribe at any time.
  • Topics & Posts
  • Status Updates
  • Profiles & Friends
  • Private Messages
  • Other Notifications
  • Members
  • Pages

So email notifications as you can see is included in the default setting. But I have no idea though whether this apples to every member's account. 


Edited by FleurDeLune, 17 April 2017 - 11:56 AM.


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:12 PM

can you give a screenshot?



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Posted 17 April 2017 - 12:23 PM

Ok, maybe I could do it tonight. I have to go offline in the meantime. 







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