How to have forum use a custom email plugin over default ones in list?

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  • Hello,
    I have begun work on a custom email plugin, and while looking at some others that are available to see how they went about things I noticed that all of the available plugins (at least that I have found so far) already have an entry in the email setup list, regardless of if you have downloaded the associated plugin for that service (ex. Sendgrid, Mailgun, etc).

    So my questions is, if I have a custom email plugin, how exactly would I go about making it selectable / usable by the forum? Does it need to be present in the default email list? Is there a way to have my plugin inject itself into that list of providers or is there a way to override that list so that the forum knows not to use the credentials and settings in there, but instead use the ones in the plugin?

    The only real switch I have found is the "Use an external email server to send emails", which I would imagine that if it is turned off, that would not be much help either.

    If anyone has any insight on how the system works in regards to this and can point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it!


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    @pitaj Thank you for the detailed answer, appreciate it!

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    @pichalite @PitaJ

    Thanks guys, that worked.

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    Hey, yeah. I've been meaning to reply as well. What I typed above was actually and older 0.6.0 way of searching, and it doesn't actually work the way you want anyway.

    From what I can see, there is no way to search for custom fields using users.js

    It seems the proper way of doing would be to add a sorted set value when you create the field. If the field is a number, something like db.sortedSetAdd('users:yourfield', yourfield, uid, callback) then lookup with db.getSortedSetRangeByScore('users:yourfield', 0, count, min, max, callback), that's how I do it in my plugins now.

    If it's not a number, you need to store it as db.sortedSetAdd('yourfield:sorted', yourfield + ':' + uid, callback) then lookup with db.getSortedSetRangeByLex('yourfield:sorted', min, max, 0, count, callback)

    Here's how I sorted a custom field on my forum without creating a sortedset if you're interested:

    // Get all uids db.getSortedSetRange('users:joindate', 0, -1, function (err, uids) { // Get their custom_field User.getMultipleUserFields(uids, ['uid', custom_field], function (err, users) { // Sort by custom_field async.sortBy(users, function (user, next) { return next(null, user.custom_field); }, function (err, results) { console.log(results); }); }); });

    If not all users have the field, you can use the 'filter:users.get' hook to filter user results to only users that have the field, like I had to do.

    Hooks.filterUsersGet = function (users, next) { // If 'custom_field' isn't in the results, don't filter. if (users && users[0] && users[0].custom_field !== void 0) { // Filter it out if it's null. async.filter(users, function (user, next) { return next(user.custom_field !== null); }, function (results) { next(null, results); }); }else{ next(null, users); } };


    [ { uid: '18', uuid: '069a79f444e94726a5befca90e38aaf5' }, { uid: '4', uuid: '294ecf637f1242c6a95d9cf8cc6da3ef' }, { uid: '3', uuid: '32a46cc646d64ffea4da962692858288' }, { uid: '5', uuid: '621ad5087ed448dd92dbc83950a222d9' }, { uid: '17', uuid: 'a85e5f36dc5e465d9c86c6ad88912e99' }, { uid: '1', uuid: 'f19cb1605bc24838835a07757d60ce80' } ]