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  • how to email all members when any member makes a post?

    I'm considering using vBulletin to assist in the management of a small project/team (4-6 people). I need for vBulletin to act more like a message board, such that if any one member makes a post (new or a reply), all members get notified by email (preferably with an excerpt of the post).

    I guess it would be nice to allow individual members to unsubscribe from this option if they want, but the default should definitely be to notify all members.

    Is this a standard feature in vBulletin? Here's hoping :-)

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    No, this requires a third party email program, preferribly a mailing list.

    BUT

    You can setup a forum to send an Email to someone if there is a new post or thread.

    Add all your members to a mailing list, and as the main email, set this in your forum properties.

    Now when there is a new post, it will email to this email, and that means it will email everybody on the mailing list.

    If a user subscribes to a post, they already get an email ofcourse.

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      Floris,

      Thank you for this great idea. I've been trying to figure out a solution to having an announcement mailing list integrate with my vBulletin forum. You just provided a solution. Thank you!

      The only other thing I wish I could figure out is how to setup vB to act as a mailing list archive for another project I'm working on.

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