Send emails to all users ( Mass mail )

I believe that e-mails are very powerful way to attract visitors to the site and to keep visitors informed about the site content.

How-To: 

Auto subscribe new users to Newsletters

Simplenews is a powerful yet simple newsletter module which allows both anonymous as well as registered users to subscribe to different newsletters.

Problem
Users have to subscribe to the newsletters and many novoice users
dont know how to subscribe. As a result for small sites the newsletter subscription is very low.

There is a need to auto subscribe users to Newsletters & later they can choose to unsubscribe.

Solution
SimpleNews module needs to be hacked either via

Cron

How-To: 

Post nodes, comments, taxonomy, teasers & Blogs via E-mail.

Do you want to increase your site usage and encourage users to post?

Posting by emails and getting updates by emails are the two most important things IMO for a small community sites. It is certainly the prefered way.

Modules required:

1. Mailhandler

Configuration required on webhost or mail host for.

1. Setting up an email address or mailbox.

It is a bit time consuming to set it up, but its worth it. Check out the details at

http://drupal.org/handbook/modules/mailhandler

&

http://drupal.org/node/39172 ( For BLOG Posts by email)

After successful implementation of above, a good user documentation is need to let the users know how to post in various forums on the site.

How-To: 

Post in Forums via email

Posting by emails and getting updates by emails are the two most important things IMO for a small community site, or community which does not have tech savy users or "low internet users group"

If users can post in forums via emails and get updates to the forum post in their inbox the site usage will go up a lot.

This feature is not available in many CMS and even vbulletin does not have a module to date. So Drupal has a edge here.
Modules required:

1. Mailhandler
2. Listhandler

Configuration required on webhost or mail host for.

1. Setting up a mailing list.
2. Setting up an email.

Add Scrollbars in Blocks

You can add scrollbars to blocks and make all the blocks of the same size. It works on IE and Firefox.Here is how you do it.Open you theme stylesheet ( style.css ) & add following code:


div.inner {
}

div.outer {
height: 200px;
overflow-y: scroll;
}

This will add horizontal scroll bar. If you wish to enter a vertical scrollbar too.. add the following line.

div.outer {
height: 200px;
overflow-y: scroll;
overflow-x: scroll;
}

How-To: 

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