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I am looking for recommendations of "the best" mailing-list management script. Hoping for one based on PHP/mySQL (CGI/Perl would be ok, though if so I will need someone to help me get the dbd::mysql perl module working on my server if the script requires that - I have a dedicated server from rackshack.net - redhat 7.1 with plesk).
Here's the main features I need...
Fast, no timeouts even on huge lists, multiple list support, personalization, import my current list including emails AND names, list export options, unsubscribe link in mailings, log subscription date/ip, text/html, double opt-in option, sub/unsub statistics.
Some optional features (not necessary but would be nice) would be subscribing to multiple lists at once, bounce tracking, mime types, archiving mailings, etc).
I currently have about 6000 subscribers (email and firstname stored), and plan on growing and not stopping there. I don't really trust plaintext-databases - but if you can assure me that it's alright, please do. Otherwise - mysql is for me hehe. I'm guessing something with all these features may not be possible for free (though heh you never know, I've seen some downright amazing things for free)... so I'm willing to spend a bit, but hopefully no more than $100 or so (more only if necessary).
Thanks - hope someone can point me in the right direction.
Yeah heeeelp me hehe. I asked on my own forum but no luck there yet (I own TutorialForums)
I'm hoping someone can just say something like "Yep here's the exact script you need - it does everything it promises, and I or a friend use it and its great" hehe like that :)
Thanks for the warm welcome - this definately seems to be a good place ;)
(edited by: AC_Design at 1:56 am (utc) on Mar. 30, 2002)
P.S. DaveAtIFG, why did you email me "after" I removed my signature links hehe... er maybe the script put the wrong date and time.. just your email was dated after my post was changed :D
FreshMeat open source stuff [freshmeat.net]
If you try searching with 'php mysql mailing list manager' or soemthing to that effect, you should be able to find the one I'm thinking of.
Though, to be perfectly honest, if you need one that does *exactly* what you would want it to do, the best bet is to write your own *grin*. After all, you'll learn valuable skills, and be able to do *even more for yourself* after finishing the project, if you have the time to do it.
And, our ownWebmasterWorld Sever Side scripting forum [webmasterworld.com] is frequented by lots of knowledgable folks who are very talented with php/perl, mysql all the scripting that you'd need to put together your own, kick a$$ solution :)
Hope that helps.