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Phplist Documentation List and User functions Users User file

User History

This page allows you to view a history of all the changes made to a user's personal file, including the list of messages this user received. The information recorded is:
  • which messages were sent to the user, and which messages bounced
  • the changes made to the user's file data and list subscriptions (if any)
  • information on who changed the user file (i.e. the user or an admin), with IP address, browser and OS used by the person who changed the file, etc. This tracking feature provides enhanced security.
In addition, this page is used to remove a user from the "blacklist" (see below).


The email of the user ( in this example)

2 messages sent to this user
The number of messages sent to this user (2 in this example)

Messages sent bounce
616 Sat May 6 12:40 CEST 2004
602 Wed March 2 13:40 CEST 2004 Thu March 3 15:00 CEST 2004

The ID corresponding to the message that was sent. Each message has a unique ID (616 and 602 in this example). For more, see send message.
The date and time at which the message was sent.
If a message bounced, the information (date and time) appears here.

User Subscription History

Example with 2 entries. Definitions of what each entry means is detailed below.

Subscription History ip date summary
274 2005-02-26 21:25:36 Change

City = Greaseville
*changed* from Lightville
List subscriptions:
Was subscribed to: listname 2
Was subscribed to: listname 3
Is now subscribed to: listname 1
Is now subscribed to: listname 2

HTTP_USER_AGENT = Mozilla/5.0...

Subscription History ip date summary
54 2001-01-12 12:45:11 Update by adminname

No user system details changed or No userdata changed
List Membership:
* listname 1
* listname 2

HTTP_USER_AGENT = Netscape/7.1...


Subscription History
Each change made to a user's file is recorded with a unique ID which appears here for reference.
IP address of the person who made a change to the user's file.
Date and time at which the change was made.
This briefly defines what type of change was made to the user's file:
  • Change
  • the change was made using the public 'preferences' page. This usually means that it is the user him/herself who made the changes.
  • Update by adminname
  • the change was made by an admin (admin adminname in this example).
  • Confirmation
  • the day/date when the user confirms his/her subscription. Each user has to confirm his/her subscription to your system by clicking on the confirmationURL sent in the confirmation email. See also Message they receive when they subscribe.
  • Subscription
  • the day/date when the user subscribed to your system. All the information entered upon subscription is detailed here. Details include the ID of the subscribe page which was used.

All the changes concerning the user's details are found here, including which lists the user was (un)subscribed to. If no changes are made, this is mentioned too.
Only the data which was changed is listed here, listed by attributes, with the new and old values for each attribute listed in the order in which they appear on the subscribe page.

Details on the browser and operating system used by the person who made the changes to the user's file.
Page from which the change was made. This enables to verify whether the change was made using a public page (preferences page) or a private page (admin pages). See examples above for an illustration (the first is a public page, the second is an admin page).
IP address of the person who made a change to the user's file.

Remove user from the blacklist

If a user has unsubscribed, his email address will automatically be placed on a blocking list (aka "blacklist"). This is to make sure phpList will never send any message to that email address again.

If a user wants to subscribe again after having unsubscribed, he will see a message explaining he has been placed on that blocking list and can request manual intervention by the phpList administrator to remove him from the 'blacklist'. The Remove User from Blacklist option that will be displayed on the User history page can be used for that purpose.

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