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    I would like to setup a mailing list for my website, to inform people of site news, new services etc, would i be able to do this myself, using a form to get the users details and an email program to send out the messages? or would i need to sign up at a website offering this service for webmasters? i dont think my web server supports cgi-scripts, if i would need to use one, and id also like to use an auto-resonder, which would welcome users to the mailing list, thankyou in advance for your help [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>would i be able to do this myself, using a form to get the users details and an email program to send out the message<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    That's what I do.

    I use a form to receive the e-mail address (I don't ask for any other information). I use kaufman e-mail warrior to send out a confirmation message from a pre-created template and I use a program called mail-them to send it out to all the subscribers at once.

    At the moment I'm only getting a couple of subscribers on a daily basis so doing it that way is working out ok for now. The second issue of my newsletter is going out on Thursday and so far everything is fine.

    If you know you will get a lot of sign ups early on you are better off being automated.

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    I HATE writing a newsletter every month so we signed up with http://thenewsletterwriter.com I think they are new but seem okay so far. We still do the mailing ourselves, though. BCentral's list builder is good.

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    I had used Topica www.topica.com for almost three years until recently. I switched to Constant Contact, www.constantcontact.com which allows me to offer a snazzier newsletter. Topica was free and I pay to use the Constant Contact system. Both systems automatically send a welcome message to new subscribers and they both offer stock forms to collect subscribers that you can tinker around with to suit your needs.

    [ 02-23-2002: Message edited by: malibber ]

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    Thanks guys,

    I think i'll probably go with topica, ive had a mailing list with them before, and they seem good and offer a free service, i think that would be much easier than doing it myself [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    A big part of the reason I moved was because the quality of the free service seems to be declining now that Topica is pushing the paid service. I know there were two times in the recent past where I sent a newsletter mid day to my list at Topica, and it was the next day before it actually got sent out by them.

    [ 02-24-2002: Message edited by: malibber ]

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    I have a pretty good mailing list management program on my server and would be happy to host anyone's list in trade for a link or banner in your newsletters.


    I'll do some checking to make sure of my capabilities but so far my list is working great.

    Interested speak up or PM me.

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    I tried to send out my first attempt at a news letter to a small group using Yahoo. It didn't work.

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    I recommend mailmachine...it's a very easy install if you have access to run perl...

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    Don't know any Pearl

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    ??? 'Pearl'...don't know her either...anyhow, you don't have to know it...the script is very easy to install...just need to be able to have a cgi-bin and be able to run perl...not write it [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    Hi,
    If you are interested in 3rd party hosting then yourmailinglistprovider.com is an excellent place to start with. I haven't experienced much problem except for once when they lost their database.

    Good luck [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    Loverundercover

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