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Tell-a-Friend Script in PHP

Already looked around but none have the features that I want...

     
4:28 pm on Nov 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hello,

as I said I looked around but none have all the features that I'm looking for.

- tell several friends at once
- use the friends' names and sender name in the email sent
- track % of people who click the link to my site in the email, send HTML emails
- anti-spam features included
- send a thank you email to the sender
- collect emails/register users who want to our mailing list

I've searched for a script like that in many script directories but I could not find any that has all of these features. If any of you know one, I would appreciate it if you could let me know about it. Thank you!

6:20 pm on Nov 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I doubt that you'll find a single script that will do all this.

Sounds like you are after a user/content management/tracking system rather than a tell a friend script, which is in itself a trivial piece of coding.

You'll probably be better off searching for php website management apps rather than tell-a-friend scripts.

Hope that helps.

8:16 pm on Nov 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator jatar_k is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



You could also look for one that has some of the major features and then customize it yourself.
9:10 pm on Nov 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I suck at programming so the latter is not an option. :( I will keep looking around. Thanks!
4:10 am on Nov 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Good luck finding one, its best to just learn this project on your own. All major basic fundamentals could be learned in making this, why not try? :)
4:53 am on Nov 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Go to hotscripts.com and search for a perl script called bluesend. I configured it to write to a flat file- I can't remember if this is an option or if I added it to the code.

You call it via an external JS so it doesn't clutter your page. Works great, visitors think it's groovy.

4:57 am on Nov 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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By the way, many of these kinds of scripts are very open to abuse by spammers because of the open destination address, so be careful with your script choice.

I know you said "anti-spam" in your requests, but you also said "multiple recipients" and those two features work against each other.

2:22 am on Dec 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Works great, visitors think it's groovy.

That just seems sooo right for the PHP forum.

 

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