The plugin is great if your CB profiles are companies, teachers, artists, musicians, shops, vendors, suppliers etc. or you simply want to let site visitors contact sites users/profiles without being registered.
The registered users' email address may be kept secret if wanted, and it is possible to save all emails sent by users in the database, thereby also registering the sending IP.
The admin can also choose to receive a copy of the emails as "BCC".
Also, a copy of a sent email can be sent to the submitter along with a "thank you" email, if wanted.
This CB plugin has support for CB Captcha and can be configured/styled a lot! It comes with 9 languages and 3 optional extra fields.
Visitors could only email members through the normal User Profile email link.
As a subscription site, this was fairly useless as I could not tell how many of my members were being contacted by visitors, meaning I had no record of successful 'hits'.
This excellent plugin changed all that. Now vistors contact my members through my site, (Public Email sends to mail to the member)and I can just go to Myphpadmin and view all mails sent, who by, etc etc.
Plugin worked straight from the get go, no nonsense, does what it says.
This plugin is worth a small fee, but NO its free.
Top notch, and should be incorporated into CB.
Overall, a really great idea, and wish I could use it, but still has a couple of bugs.
Along comes this little beauty! Does EXACTLY what it says on the tin, and does it well right out of the box. Within minutes of downloading it was functioning perfectly. I am developing a website for a school district, with the teachers and staff having profiles. Parents and students will not be registered users, but they need a contact form to get to the teachers and staff. This extension saved my behind on this job! Thanks!!
It's always nice to find extensions that solve the 'little' problems - ones that just work right. This is one.
One suggestion for the developer - I utilize the CB reCaptcha plugin, and I would love to be able to use it here as well. Keep up the fantastic work.
In addition, it can work with CB Capthca plugin to provide security.
However, I hope this plugin can allow user/visitor to send file attachments along with the text message. Of course there should be new parameter to limit the file size and file type.
BTW, I noticed that all those backend parameters of this plugin was not included in the language file. I want to make a complete Chinese translation but can't. There is also one line of English words above the frontend mail form which was not in the language file, it is "If you want to contact this person, you may use this email-form".
Please make a complete language file and then I can make a complete translation.
Thanks to the author.
The English file has a spelling error after you send a mail message. It's all over the code as well.
SENDT versus SENT. Sent. I have a corrected "english.php" file that goes in the language folder of the plug-in. I will see if I can't get it to the developers.
Outside that, this works as expected. Thanks!
The spelling error has been fixed in version 1.2 and it now supports Captcha and has spam-security.
Maybe if you can implement Captcha to at least stop robots or put some sort of administrative approval for the messages (e.g. holding them in a quo for inspection since the messages are being submitted by annonymous users) this plugin can become an excellent tool for community websites, especially the sites which have a lot of let's say artists, musicians or other popular people as members.
Also, it will be useful to let the members to activate and de-activate the plugin from the front-end for the ones who don't want to be contacted.
Keep up the good work.
The problems with spam has been fixed in version 1.2 as:
1. Form-resend is not possible any longer.
2. Emails are cloacked.
3. It now supports Captcha (CB Captcha 2.1).