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Old 01-31-01, 04:13 PM
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I am looking to put something very simple on a web site but don't know were to begin looking for this or what you would actually call it.


What I want to do is to allow people to put in their e-mail address to be notifed when new things have been added to the web site.

That's it. Can any one help?

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Old 01-31-01, 04:58 PM
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Old 01-31-01, 06:15 PM
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Thanks I will check it out.
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Old 01-31-01, 11:27 PM
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I went and checked this out but it seems like alot of work in general. For me and for the end user that wants to be notified. They to have to set up an account just to get the updates.

Any thing else out there?
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Old 02-01-01, 07:51 AM
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Well, the obvious solution would just be to set up a mailing list that only you can post messages to, and just have a mailto: box on your homepage so people can enter their email adress and subsribe to the list. Then all you'd need to do is send out one email to the list server when you update your page, and it'd filter down to everyone else.
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Old 02-01-01, 08:23 AM
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Is settin up one of these pretty easy?
Any sugestions were I could get the info on setting it up this way?


And WoW look at the new look of the forum.
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Old 02-01-01, 08:33 AM
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Is settin up one of these pretty easy?
Any sugestions were I could get the info on setting it up this way?


And WoW look at the new look of the forum.




Well, there're plenty of places that'll let you set up a mailing list. The first one that springs to mind is ListBot, but there are plenty of others, just can't think of any right now. Most of them follow the same sort of system; you put a button on your website, people click it and enter their email address. There's a bit of stuff that goes on with confirmation emails being sent back and forwards, to stop people from putting other people's address down, but that's about it.

One other way, if you're running your own server, is to use a mailing list manager like Majordomo which is basically a big-assed script which can send and receive commands from your mail system. But that's more for businesses than personal webpages.
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Old 02-01-01, 08:37 AM
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TheyCallHimJimYou have been a big help and that is really what I was looking for. Thanks
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