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Secure Sign up for newsletter CGI script

Having a problem with spam from sign up for newsletter.

9:54 am on Mar 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have two problems - we had a script on a joomla page that gave the user a box and submit button on the front page, a user would sign up for newsletter, they were emailed a confirming letter, and after confirmation, the info was sent onto the webmaster.

It worked pretty well in killing the spam.

Now - the former webmaster wants to take him script with him.

Is there something like that available?

Can this be done without generating a bunch of spam?

1:45 pm on Mar 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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there are plenty scripts like that. since the whole double opt-in-thingy is required by law in most countries, I doubt there are many script that fail to do it. since you're mentioning joomla, you might want to look at the php-scripts, like phplist.
check your friendly neighborhood search engine for more.
1:59 pm on Mar 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Thanks - I'll take a look. Much appreciated!
12:14 am on Mar 17, 2009 (gmt 0)


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welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com], adcetera!

there are links to a couple of script repositories in the Perl Server Side CGI Scripting forum Charter [webmasterworld.com].
you can find perl as well as php scripts there (hotscripts & sourceforge)