I don't usually post about specific updates to the forum, but this latest one (version 2.1) is significant, so I wanted to go over what's been added:1. Added Settings tab where you can configure email notifications for certain types of account errors.
You can now configure SM2 to send you an email any time an account is suspended, a site is blocked, an account is put into Safe Mode (where Pinterest requires you to change your password) or there's a possible issue with the proxy / Internet connection.
I recommend you not receive emails for proxy/connection issues unless you're trying to troubleshoot a problem. Proxies routinely have issues throughout the day so it would be unusual for you not to receive at least a few emails per day from each proxy when pinning 100 times a day per proxy. If you run a lot of accounts / proxies the email can get overwhelming.
The email is sent from firstname.lastname@example.org
, which means that the data regarding the error is transmitted temporarily to the learnfromjon.com server. It's heavily encrypted before being transmitted and is not stored on the server at all. As soon as it's used to send the email to you, it's gone. So we're not keeping any of your personal / business data on our servers.2. Added the ability to pause all jobs for an account if the account is suspended, a site is blocked, an account is put into safe mode or there are connectivity issues (see the new Settings tab).
This was badly needed. Instead of causing multiple errors until you can get to the VPS to handle them, you can now configure SM2 to pause all jobs for the affected account when the error occurs.3. Compacting the database will now remove any pins recorded in the database that are more than 24 hours old since the pin data is never used beyond 24 hours and occupies a significant amount of space in the database.
The space savings is fairly small (2%), but there are quite a few indexes that get updated with that 2% so you can see a small performance improvement from it. No need to hang on to unused data anyway. The more efficient, the better!4. When Pinterest blocks a link for SPAM, the target URL that was blocked now appears in the error log (and in the email notification).
Also badly needed. The full URL will appear in the email notifications, and you can click on the error log entry to copy the full details and paste them into a text editor or something if you can't see the full URL in the error log list itself.
As always, your feedback on these improvements is welcome and encouraged.