Bulk Emailer Support

Font Icons Not Displaying in Internet Explorer IE 9 / 10

With the Bulk Emailer application we have used font icons to improve response and scalability with different devices. So far we have been happy with how they work using some boot strap code that is used for our user interface. What we have noticed, and it’s no big surprise… Internet Explorer 9 and IE 10 will not display font icons correct. What you should see is this: But ends up rendering like this: The Problem is WOFF Fonts on IIS For IIS 6 and later, they do not handle WOFF fonts as icons for Internet Explorer. Most other browsers will support them, however IE like usual will behave like a black sheep. There appears to be two solutions to this problem. Solution 1 – Adding a MIME type to Internet Information Server IIS Add the following MIME type to the IIS server settings. .woff application/x-woff Open IIS Manager and navigate… Read More »Font Icons Not Displaying in Internet Explorer IE 9 / 10

Bulk Emailer–Customer Review

I wanted to place this review on the DNN store but there is no review button in my download page for your product. It may be because it is an old order or product version. Please would you turn it on so I can post it and feel free to post it with my name on your site. Regards Richard Sletcher If you have not yet used the InteractiveWebs email module you don’t know what you are missing. It is spectacular. The system is vast and would require a manual to list all the super cool features but let me give you some of my highlights. The user interface is clean and extremely user friendly. You are able to send SMS and email The inclusion of MyTokens allows you to personalize at a whole new level. Let me rave for a moment… Imagine you have a list of restaurant clients… Read More »Bulk Emailer–Customer Review

Bulk Email Messaging and Bounce Back Monitoring

The Bulk Email module for DotNetNuke has a feature known as Bounce Email Monitoring, and it is probably a good idea to understand what it does and how it does it so we can explain how best to configure it. Sending a Bulk Email Message When an email message is generated using the DotNetNuke Bulk Email Module, a list of all the email addresses that you have selected from multiple sources is generated into a database. The lists that you select can include. Website Users Custom Lists that you import Microsoft CRM Marketing Lists Imported contacts from email programs Custom typed email address Once the list is complied, email addresses are removed. Duplications Email addresses on the unsubscribed list Email addresses on the bounce email list (that meet the requirements set) Then the email messages are sent out and ticked off as being sent. You can see that bounced email… Read More »Bulk Email Messaging and Bounce Back Monitoring

DotNetNuke Bulk Email on WebFarm Support Added

  Today we have added support to the DotNetNuke Bulk Emailer module for WebFarms. We have identified a feature of Bulk Emailer for DotNetNuke that has caused some issues with the running of the module on a WebFarm. There is an automatic enable feature that checks when you start a bulk email message that the scheduler for the module in the Host / Scheduler is enabled. If it is not enabled, the module will enable it. The Problem With WebFarms there are two processes that run at the same time. This will cause duplication of sending email messages. The solution is easy… just disable one of the schedule processes. However this will be automatically re-enabled by the module. The Fix To solve this we have added an option to the Bulk Emailer Settings. This option enables you to tick that you are using a WebFarm, stopping the automatic enabling of… Read More »DotNetNuke Bulk Email on WebFarm Support Added

DotNetNuke Bulk Emailer URL’s Broken

  If you are using the Advanced Email Module for DotNeTNuke, called bulk emailer, and you find that the links you place in your emails are not working when they arrive as an email. Then the fix is simple. In the Bulk Emailer Settings Menu Click on the option to Update Link This will force the module to operate on the URL that you are currently working with on the site. It is necessary when you install the module in a dev URL and then try to operate through another URL such as a final domain name url. The help for the item reads: If you change the domain name that this module is operating on, then you should click ‘Update Links’ to reset the base URL for Email Tracking, Unsubscription and View Online.

SMTP Authentication–I Can Only Send Email to My Domain

One of the most common problems experienced by users of hosted email services is that they find they can only send email messages to their own domain. For Example, if you have two hosted email addresses: ted@mybusiness.com john@mybusiness.com You find that you can successfully send an email message from one user to another, but when you try to send to any other domain: anything@hotmail.com You find that the email messages do not send. Solution You need to enable “Authentication” in your configured email account settings. There are many client email programs, probably the most common is Outlook. When you configure an new POP3 email account you normally end up with something that looks like this: If you click on More Settings / Outgoing Server and just tick the option to use the same settings as the incoming mail server. This is all that is needed to enable outbound SMTP authentication.… Read More »SMTP Authentication–I Can Only Send Email to My Domain

Understanding SMTP in DotNetNuke

DNN SMTP Settings DNN Websites have the ability to configure in the host settings an SMTP server. When a DNN email is generated from the DNN website, it will attempt to send mail through this SMTP server. In order that your DNN website can successfully send the email, the SMTP server must allow the email message to be received. Typically this is done in one of four ways. The SMTP server is configured for Open Relay (This should NEVER be done unless you have an external firewall blocking all external SMTP connections. Otherwise your mail server will become a spam server within hours) SMTP Authentication – Typically SMTP servers are configured to allow users with a valid username and password to authenticate themselves. Once they have been authenticated, they can communicate email messages through the SMTP server. This is the same way most ISP’s work their mail servers. The idea… Read More »Understanding SMTP in DotNetNuke