Zhen Mailer version 1.23

Started by Chen Zhen, April 12, 2019, 09:48:53 pm

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April 12, 2019, 09:48:53 pm Last Edit: April 12, 2019, 09:59:12 pm by Chen Zhen

Zhen Mailer

Version 1.23


This version concerns changes for PHP 7.3 compatibility.

This installation process will add the following:

-> STARTTLS-SMTP compatibility for use of 3rd party email providers (SMF 2.0.X branch)
-> Database dumps that are forwarded to the webmaster email
-> Attachment backups to the webmaster email as they are posted
-> Options to encrypt any email attachments as compressed zip archives (requires PHP 7.2+ & ZipArchive)

Compatibility notes:
- PHP version 5.5 with the openssl PHP extension enabled is the minimum requirement for STARTTLS-SMTP compatibility
- ZipArchive extension is required for compression of any attachment backups
- PHP version 7.2+ with the ZipArchive extension is required for any archive encryption
- cURL extension is required for the scheduled database dumps option

This will allow your forum to use SMTP email using gmail, hotmail or yahoo mail.
PHP version 7.2+, ZipArchive & cURL extensions are recommended to make full use of this modification.

Updated CA certificates are required for your forum to communicate with email providers using the STARTTLS SMTP extension.
Example settings for your php.ini file may be:
openssl.cafile = /etc/ssl/cacert.pem
curl.cainfo = /etc/ssl/cacert.pem

You can download the latest cacert.pem file here:
https://curl.haxx.se/ca/cacert.pem

Notes:
Although it is not mandatory, a mail user named "members" should be created for BCC bulk emails.
SMTP port 587 is recommended.


Zhen Mailer for Simple Machines Forum
c/o Chen Zhen @ web-develop.ca
@license  http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html GNU Lesser General Public License
@copyright 2018 Chen Zhen

3rd Party Usage:
PHPMailer - PHP email creation and transport class.
@license  http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html GNU Lesser General Public License
@author    Marcus Bointon (Synchro/coolbru) <phpmailer@synchromedia.co.uk>
@copyright 2012 - 2017 Marcus Bointon

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PHP based MySQL dump library
@license  http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html GNU Lesser General Public License
@copyright 2015 - 2017 2createStudio

Distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License -> https://www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html

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