Support » Plugin: WP Mail Logging » Works, but has critical bugs.

  • mphdavidson

    (@mphdavidson)


    The plugin does what it says it will do, however there are a few significant issues that will see me deleting it shortly.

    We have an ecommerce site, so it generates a lot of emails. And since the plugin uses database entries for each email, the database eventually grows to be very large. Besides performance issues, some hosts don’t allow massive databases (like ours).

    There are options to delete emails after a period of time, or after a certain number of entries. However this doesn’t seem to work retroactively. We had over 15000 entries over the course of 2.5 years, however when I changed the settings to delete emails after 1 year, nothing happened. No emails deleted.

    So the only way to purge these emails is to either deactivate the plugin (and change the settings to purge the DB upon deactivation), or go page by page and delete the entries.

    And in doing so, every time a page of entries is deleted, the URL string grows. Eventually it grows too big and causes an error. This can be resolved by leaving the page and coming back, but it just ads an unnecessary step to a process that shouldn’t be necessary in the first place.

    Frustrating.

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