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    Question Tell-A-Friend Email Link (HTML)
    Heddo,

    Does anyone know how to create a tell-a-friend email link in html? I used to know how to do this but...pfffft...it's gone. Some irresponsible neuron seems to have misplaced it. : sigh :

    Also, I'm a little worried that if I put a link like this on my sites it could end up backfiring on me if a recipient reports an email as spam. Is this something I should be concerned about?

    How do others handle TAF links on their sites? I want to get away from using a TAF service.

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    There is a really good one here:
    Christian-web-masters.com

    I am using it on a couple of sites. Easy to set up and easy for the customer to use.

    Frank

    P.S. OOOOps. Didn't read your question completely. This script is in php.
    Last edited by frank3iii; August 8th, 2005 at 04:58 PM. Reason: self explanatory.
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    search for a script called birdcast.cgi & run it off of your own site. It has no outside advertising and you can add a disclaimer if you'd like - hell, you can make it say whatever you want...
    Hi, I'm a signature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celicaphile
    search for a script called birdcast.cgi & run it off of your own site. It has no outside advertising and you can add a disclaimer if you'd like - hell, you can make it say whatever you want...
    http://www.bignosebird.com/carchive/birdcast.shtml
    Nice script. Can be configured many ways.


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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleScooter
    http://www.bignosebird.com/carchive/birdcast.shtml
    Nice script. Can be configured many ways.
    I agree,

    The birdcast.cgi script is good and easy to use, I have the link on many pages.

    Features
    Uses SMTP via Sockets or Sendmail for cross plaform compatibility.
    Unlimited number of target recipients per page!
    Returns the reader to the calling page when they are done.
    Protection against off-site abuse
    Easy to install, and to customize.
    E-mail address and page capture log
    With the capture log you can see from who and to whom is the message.
    Try It, its 100% free!

    Sal.

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    My peeps! You guys are the best! Thank you.

    BNB sounds like the way to go. Now I just have to figure out how to use CGI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea
    My peeps! You guys are the best! Thank you.

    BNB sounds like the way to go. Now I just have to figure out how to use CGI.
    It's easy, set the path to perl in the scipt, upload the file to your cgi-bin using ASCII and make sure its executable

    It makes a nice list of email addresses in a text file too should you wish to follow up with any users!
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    um, this brings up a slightly OT problem I have with cgi. My host keeps cgi-bin away from the root directory. There are some other cgi scripts I'd love to run but they just don't. I forget what the error is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herb ԿԬ
    um, this brings up a slightly OT problem I have with cgi. My host keeps cgi-bin away from the root directory. There are some other cgi scripts I'd love to run but they just don't. I forget what the error is.
    As long as you set the path correctly and the URL correctly, where the cgi-bin is has no relevance.
    My biggest problem in learning how to set up cgi scipts was learning the difference in the path and the url.
    CHMOD can be tricky too. Most any FTP client can set it, but I have run across some that don't set it even though there is a setting to do so.


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    whoa, I didn't even know about the email capture log... I usually just set it up on my sites and leave it alone... it's become such a habit w/ new sites that I never thought about it serving any other purpose... I'll have to look into that
    Hi, I'm a signature.

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