Just putting in the right preferences, sender stuff. Nothing special. I just noticed that after upgrading to Catalina it was like my MaxBulk Mailer .plist file had been deleted. So...
1. Should I have a look at the plist file?
2. Or maybe I altered the php file that queries my database in some way (not the settings.php, but another one that does something with the type of sql query). Which php files (or others) relate to the way that MLM interacts with the SQL server when it sets up a new mailing statistics entry?
Those plist files are created by Apple. MaxBulk Mailer doesn't use them at all. About your second question, all the PHP files have something to do with MySQL except maybe lm.php and lm_strings.php. Make sure the MLM URL in the MaxBulk Mailer preferences is correct. Starting with https:// and ending with lm.php.
MaxBulk Mailer maintains a list of deliveries, this is what you see on the left of the Statistics window. When you check an entry, no click nor select but CHECK, I mean activating the checkbox of the delivery then MaxBulk Mailer connects to your MLM and downloads the statistic data. Are you proceeding this way? Also, make sure the next delivery number will not conflict with existing deliveries.
The delivery ID may have somehow been reset when I upgraded because it was at 20 and I have sent hundreds of campaigns over the years. I changed the delivery ID to the next number in the sequence '418' and something seemed to happen, but it was a bit strange. I had sent a test mailout to three of my own email addresses. But the new statistic that appeared after the mailout was finished was entitled "next delivery" and appeared to contain only one email address that seemed entirely arbitrary (it certainly wasn't one of the three I had used). I then received the following error message shortly after clicking on the results for this delivery: "Error #-1005 - The URL is not valid." and "https://news.calmworks.com/lm/lm.php?cmd=getclicks&pwd=•••••••&delivery=419&test=yes&start=3&return=xml&lang=us"
Please help. I think we are getting closer.
My internet works fine everywhere else. 40Mbps down 10Mbps up. Ethernet connection.
This is what my stats window looks like.
And here without the error message. The Kim Dowling email is not in my Test List.