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Welcome to bc-multimail!

This GreaseMonkey script allows for sending a message to many BookCrossing.com users.

Installation

After installing the GreaseMonkey Firefox addon, you can install this script by clicking here.

Usage

After successfully installing and activating the needed stuff (see above), you can choose to

  • send a message to several users or to
  • journal several books.

Message

When starting a BC message to anyone (for the sake of security: to yourself), you see that there are some more controls on the message page: below the submit button, there is a text telling about the purpose of the next input field, then the input field where you put the names of the recipients (line by line), and then there is a "Mass mail" button.

After

  • typing the message you intend to write to several people, replacing their names with %%NAME%%,
  • entering the recipients's names and
  • clicking on "Mass mail",

the following will happen:

For each of the recipients, a new browser tab will appear, in which the message is sent, and a dialog window with the recipient's name will appear. After clicking OK, the next recipient will be processed, until the list of recipients is exhausted.

This sounds over-complicated and/or unnecessary, but is needed to send the messages one after the other. Thus, it is good not to click on OK too fast (maybe wait for a second or so).

Journal

The same script also provides functionality for journalling several books. When starting a journal entry to any book, additional controls become available. Below the submit button, there is a text telling about the purpose of the next input field, then the input field where you put the full BCIDs of the books you intend to journal (line by line), and then there is a "Mass journal" button.

After

  • typing the journal message,
  • entering the full BCIDs of the books and
  • clicking on "Mass journal",

the following will happen:

For each of the books, a new browser tab will appear, in which the entry is sent, and a dialog window with the BCID will appear. After clicking OK, the next book will be processed, until the list of BCIDs is exhausted.

This sounds over-complicated and/or unnecessary, but is needed to send the messages one after the other. Thus, it is good not to click on OK too fast (maybe wait for a second or so).

Disclaimer

Should the structure of the BookCrossing.com mailing page change, the script might stop working. Thus, I cannot take responsibility in any way for it, especially for it working at all. Should the script stop working, please issue a BitBucket ticket or send me a BookCrossing message, describing what goes wrong.

Have fun!

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