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Email notification on Private messages

Dr_SommerDr_Sommer Dr. of tender Programing ;) ✭✭
edited November 2015 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

Using 2.2.RC1, but applies to all other versions

Hi Girls, Hi Guys... :awesome:

have a slight problem since the 2.1 Version, thought to ask about it here...

If a User gets a Mail notification about a private message, sometimes a user answers the E-Mail directly so the message goes to me (Admin).
So I'm faced with naked pictures of guys sending them to they girls... :anguished:
hehe... just kidding... :lol:

  1. in dashboard theres only one Mail for everything... if I change it to "" witch leads to nothing, could it affect other system messages? not shure what else is hooked to this mail address... :wink:

  2. is it possible to change the text of the notification mail, for example so just the Link is visible and a Message like "DO NOT ANSWER THIS MAIL DIRECTLY" ?

Thanx in advance... :heart:


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    hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New MVP

    You can change the content of the email messages via locales.

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    Dr_SommerDr_Sommer Dr. of tender Programing ;) ✭✭
    edited November 2015

    Great, ThX, hgtonight... :heart:

    For all others:

    1. Open "aplications/dashboard/locale/YOUR-LANGUAGE/site_core.php"
    2. find $Definition['EmailStoryNotification'] = ' and Change your Text there...
    3. %1$s is the placeholter for the Mail Subject (about)
    4. %3$sis the Text of the Message

    Last question:

    should I change $Definition['EmailNotification'] also? I assume thats the 1st notification of an Private Message?

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    R_JR_J Ex-Fanboy Munich Admin

    There is no need to change the core files and you do not do yourself any favor!

    Replace your first steps with:

    1. Create a conf/locale.php and put <?php in the first line
    2. Add $Definition['EmailStoryNotification'] = 'Subject: %1$s, Body: %3$s'; as the second line

    And if there is a %1$s and a %3$s, shouldn't there be a %2$s, also? ;)

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    Dr_SommerDr_Sommer Dr. of tender Programing ;) ✭✭

    Wow... nice, RJ... :heart:

    and of course... forgot the %2$s :lol:

    The%2$s stands for the link to the private Message... :sunglasses:

    ThX, RJ... i'll change it to your suggestion... :+1:

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    If you want them to be able to reply you can try

    grep is your friend.

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    Dr_SommerDr_Sommer Dr. of tender Programing ;) ✭✭

    ThX, x00, I saw this plugin and decided against it, cause it's an external service..
    But the Idea is great... :+1:

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