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MassMailer

Version: 2.1.1
by: Shirokuma [More]

Status of MassMailer in 4.01

As you may know, in the 4.01 patch, Blizzard instituted a number of throttling measures to chat channels (to prevent spamming). In the patch notes, there was no mention of this applying to sent mail messages; however, it appears that there was a server-side undocumented change that now limits the number of outgoing mails. As a result, MassMailer is effectively dead.

Honestly, I could probably get around this new limitation, but I do not plan to for the following reasons:

  1. In the past, I have made statements in defense of MassMailer to the effect of, "MassMailer is just using standard WoW API; if Blizzard doesn't want me doing this, they would change things to break the addon." Well, frankly, it appears that they have done just that. As a result, I can no longer develop an addon that Blizzard is obviously discouraging. The purpose of MassMailer has always been to support guild and team communication-never spam-so I will not write something that is actively circumventing the security measures that Blizzard has placed in the game to protect the privacy and security of its customers.
  2. Any work-around would probably involve adding a delay between groups of messages to reset the server-side count. Doing this would make sending messages a lengthy and frustrating process.
  3. In full disclosure, lately I have had a pretty limited amount of time to devote to video games. What time I do have, I'd like to spend playing rather than writing code (which I do all day). I've had a lot of fun developing MassMailer, but I don't think I could continue to give it the level of attention and support that it deserves. However, if anyone is interested in taking over the project to continue to develop it in a more officially-sanctioned way, I'll be happy to provide you with all the materials necessary to do so.
MassMailer was created to fill a gaping hole in in-game communication and to facilitate the communication between players and group leaders. I think it's a little short-sighted on Blizzard's part to prevent the continued development of such addons, but, alas, such is life. I sincerely hope that Blizzard will either reconsider its position (since I've never found mail-based spam to be at all a problem) or create an improved method for communicating with offline guild and team members in a more officially sanctioned way.

Thanks,

Necramar

v1.0.2
-- Fixed issue with non-English locales
-- Fixed issue with empty entries appearing in the groups section of the SavedVariables file.

v1.0.1
-- Removed an unused reference to AceConsole

v1.0.0
-- Removed unused library files
-- Updated locale files with new translations
-- Fixed bug where the minimum officer rank was not saving
-- Fixed bug where pressing enter was not saving a new group

Beta v0.2.1RC
-- Default groups no longer insert the player's name in the address list
-- Fixed missing locale string (I somehow reverted back to an older copy of the locale files)
-- User can no longer make two groups with the same name (group shortcuts were having issues)

Beta 0.2.0
-- Added Russian and Korean locales
-- Adjusted MassMailer button position in the "Send Mail" window so as not to overlap with the Postal drop down
-- Added a Signature option
-- Added group shortcuts (e.g. typing "[Group1]" into the address box will insert the names from "Group1").
-- Changed the Address Box to multi-line for easier viewing large numbers of addresses
-- Complete rewrote the way the default groups find members. No more "Finding" messages.
-- Fixed bug where Arena team members didn't populate after 10 sec of a reload/login
-- Added small delay between sending message to ensure multipart messages will be received in order
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File Name
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Author
Date
2.0.3
163kB
Shirokuma
07-04-10 01:43 PM
2.0.2
162kB
Shirokuma
07-03-10 11:27 PM
Beta_2.0.1
185kB
Shirokuma
06-26-10 12:07 AM
Beta_1.2.6
120kB
Shirokuma
05-23-10 12:35 PM
v1.0.2
109kB
Shirokuma
05-11-10 04:04 PM


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Unread 06-03-10, 08:02 AM  
Swal
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HELP

"There was an error sending your message"
Okey, that message must be fixed, I mean when I send mails to ~50 people, and I get this in the middle of the sending, how am I supposed to know which person has the problem with the name?
Would be nice to see something like:
"There was an error sending your message to Swal"
or
"Swal is not part of your faction"
and
"There is no player named Swal"
This update would be greatly appreciated.
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Unread 04-25-10, 06:06 PM  
Shirokuma
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Re: cool

Originally posted by Kangdeokwon
thx useful addon.
but, I have problem.

custom group create => Enter the Group members => saving have error.

Interface\AddOns\MassMailer\MassMailer.lua:960: table index is nil
Count: 1

Call Stack:
[C]: ?
Interface\AddOns\MassMailer\MassMailer.lua:960: in function <Interface\AddOns\MassMailer\MassMailer.lua:959>

have a nice day~!
Ah, yeah, think I figured out what the problem is. If you don't hit "Okay" after typing in a new group name (or you don't enter a group name at all), it causes that error. It's a quick fix though, and largely just due to crappy coding on my part (>.<). I was already planning on posting an update tonight, so I'll include that when I do.

Thanks for the report,
Shiro

EDIT: New version uploaded (includes a fix to this issue) and is pending approval.
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Unread 04-25-10, 01:29 PM  
Kangdeokwon
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cool

thx useful addon.
but, I have problem.

custom group create => Enter the Group members => saving have error.

Interface\AddOns\MassMailer\MassMailer.lua:960: table index is nil
Count: 1

Call Stack:
[C]: ?
Interface\AddOns\MassMailer\MassMailer.lua:960: in function <Interface\AddOns\MassMailer\MassMailer.lua:959>

have a nice day~!
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awesome +
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