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Old 05-17-2007, 04:42 PM
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Hi Geek,

I installed GAZ RC3 on vb3.6.7 PL1 now and created a first newsletter. I have several questions now.

1. The first default entry is called WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
Is the system now already updating the data once a week and sending the newsletter out once a week
automatically?

2. How can I manually now send out the newsletter to all of my users?

3. How can I prevent a few groupe from getting the newsletter?

4. I've read something from a newsletter usergroup but I cannot find it

5. Is there a link where users can subscribe to my newsletter or remove themself from the list?
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:53 PM
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1. The first default entry is called WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
Is the system now already updating the data once a week and sending the newsletter out once a week
automatically?
As long as the newsletters Cron Generate setting is on, the cron job will look for newsletters older than the Next Generation Date. When it finds one, it will make a new issue and then increase the date by your frequency.

It does not have to 'accumulate' data. It takes the snapshot whenever an issue is generated manually or automatically.

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2. How can I manually now send out the newsletter to all of my users?
Generate a new issue from the admincp->gaz->newsletters pull down box.

Then you can select Send from the issue drop down box (admincp->gaz->issues). Or simply allow the cron job to send out the issues.

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3. How can I prevent a few groupe from getting the newsletter?
Edit the newsletter options to select which usergroups can subscribe. Then you may want to mass update everyone by using the subscription tool in admincp->gaz->tools.

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4. I've read something from a newsletter usergroup but I cannot find it
Not sure what you mean here. You can preview any iussue by selecting Preview in the issues drop down menu (or by editing the issue and choosing preview there). Remember though that if the issue is not active, then it will not appear in the newsletter browser.

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5. Is there a link where users can subscribe to my newsletter or remove themself from the list?
They can just edit their usercp options. If they are in a valid group, they can choose to subscribe. This also happens at registration.

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Old 05-17-2007, 07:32 PM
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Edit the newsletter options to select which usergroups can subscribe. Then you may want to mass update everyone by using the subscription tool in admincp->gaz->tools.
Suggestion:
Please add an option to the tool section so that this can be enable or disabled for any single usergroup. currently only ENABLE FOR ALL is an option.
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You can enable for all, but if they arent in the usergroup they wont have an option to edit it, nor will they get an issue. In other words, it has the same affect.
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You can enable for all, but if they arent in the usergroup they wont have an option to edit it, nor will they get an issue. In other words, it has the same affect.
in WHICH usergroup? Do I have to create a special new one or do you mean the two new options every usergroup got after installing this hack?

I enable it now for all but do not want a few single usergroups to get newsletters. How can I switch this off for them now again?

I also wanna know a small special.

User A is in registered users and in a secondary usergroup
The secondary usergroup is not allowed to get the newsletter, the registered group is.

How does it work with primary and secondary usergroups? Which option is stronger than the other?
Does a NO in one of the group means NO or how?
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If the user is in a uesergroup that can get newsletters AND they have selected yes to get a newsletter (or you mass subscribed everyone) then they will get one.

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