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How to re-activate all users?

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:01 pm
by trv
Hello,

For long i have had a board where no activation was needed.

Now we have about 2000 registered members and it's about time for this policy to change.

What are the exact actions i should take, so as to make all users activate with valid email accounts from start?

How to send an activation email to all users (of course there will be a warning first, so that they enter valid emails those who dont have)?

Thank you :)

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:09 pm
by tcr2005
set to user activation in your ACP

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:45 pm
by trv
That's not what im looking for.. Of course i will set this option to user invitation, that will be for the users that register from that time and on!

I want ALL my users, to receive an activation mail and activate their accounts!

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:48 pm
by tcr2005
One way to do this is to install the Admin Userlist mod.

It will aloow you to deactivate mass groups of users...they will the recieve an email saying such. (or not if it was a bogus email)

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:51 pm
by trv
I can manually edit the database and set the activated field in each and every user to 0 insted for 1, so that all accounts will be considered de-activated. But, how the email will be sent to each user?

This mod sents that email for sure? I would prefer to go without mods, there must be a way. [ The board is already packed with mods, dont want to add another ]

Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:04 pm
by starfoxtj
Probably the easiest way is to use my admin toolkit if you dont have phpmyadmin installed.


Its not a mod so no changes are made to your board. Just upload the toolkit.php file, run it, and tell it too list all users, then click the "checkall" checkbox, and choose "activate".

If you want to remove the toolkit, just delete the toolkit.php file and its totally gone.



Edit: Wait nevermind I re-read the last line. Currently if you wanted to send out an email you would need to use a mod of some sort.

Or, you could always just send out a mass email via acp.