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  • Techguy1
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    You can embed $userid into the URL and then with some scripts update the last visit time (be sure to use something else, like a random variable to control access). This will require, if not code modification, some SQL scripting and plugins.

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  • feldon23
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    Don't they get that now?

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  • criscokid
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    How about the possibility to set the username in the URL then when the user navigates on to the site they receive a very obvious message or dialog box asking them to login.

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  • feldon23
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    If there were a way to include the username and login credentials in a URL, then vBulletin would be susceptible to all kinds of security attacks. I wish there was a way, but there isn't.

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  • criscokid
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    Originally posted by Floris
    If users have clicked the ' remember me ' checkbox when they logged in, they are also logged in the next time they visit the site. This also counts if they follow a link from a newsletter.
    That's all very good and well providing they're accessing the site from the same computer and browser all of the time. Many of the members on my site don't have a PC at home so use an internet cafe or access the site from work where they maybe hotdesk - most internet cafes delete all cookies and temporary files then reboot the PC after a user's session has ended.

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  • Floris
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    If users have clicked the ' remember me ' checkbox when they logged in, they are also logged in the next time they visit the site. This also counts if they follow a link from a newsletter.

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  • criscokid
    started a topic Send email with username encoded into URL link?

    Send email with username encoded into URL link?

    Is it possible in vBulletin to send an email to registered users that includes a link to anywhere on a vBulletin site and automatically logs a user in at the same time?

    Example: Expedia publish their newsletters to their website and then send out a small text email saying that their latest newsletter is available to read (excellent idea to cut down on the number of returned emails due to some members close to having reached their mailbox size limit). The link they provide has the username encoded in to the URL.

    Why do I want to be able to do this? I also publish my newsletter to my website and send a text email to my registered users. Many of those users click on the link, read the newsletter then read some of the forum threads. The problem is that they're not logged in - from an admin's point of view it looks like those registered users haven't dropped by in some time but in reality they have.
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