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    Member ravage's Avatar
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    Hi,

    I'm not sure if this is the right forum on the site for this, and please refer me to which forum I should post this question in if it's not, but I'm looking for in suggestions on the best way to go about setting up subscriptions and a mailing list for my site. Methods which require me to do all the programming, as opposed to using third-party software, welcomed the most.

    Thanks!
    -Ravage

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    Unpaid WDF Intern TheGAME1264's Avatar
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    Here's how I do it...

    1) Signup using name/email (the only two fields you really need). Name/email stored in database.
    2) Confirmation email sent.
    3) Link in confirmation email activated (this is known as double opt-in).
    4) Confirmation boolean field set in database to true for that user.
    5) Prepare emails and send, ensuring that opt-out link is always included in the email.

    A privacy/information policy is also crucial here. Make sure you're clear on what you're going to do with the information, how often you're going to send emails, and that you're not going to sell user info.
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