Collecting e-mail addresses from my website

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  1. Brian30755

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    I know this may be a very basic question for those with website design experience, but I'd greatly appreciate your help.

    Suppose I have a website (which I do, www.JustWitness.com ), and I want to offer visitors to my site a way to subscribe to a newsletter.

    I'd like to have a box where guests can enter their e-mail address if they would like to subscribe.

    Can someone give me a general idea of how this is done? And once someone enters their e-mail address, where does it go? Can it be e-mailed to me, or do I have to set up some sort of database to collect the e-mail addresses?

    I'd appreciate any help I can get with this, or if you could just advise me where to go to learn how to do this I would be grateful.

    I use Microsoft FrontPage 2002.

    Thanks,

    Brian
     
  2. exscentric

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    If you don't find out, you could just put a tab and use mailto:(your email addy) and it would open their email program and they would be done.

    I'd look around the help file, I'd think with front page they could set that up for you.
     
  3. Don

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    e-mail to you is the simplest, using what exscentric provided.

    If you want a form, then you have to set up a script. There's lots of them already available; do a search for scripts and newsletter.
     
  4. standingfirminChrist

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    Dynamic Drive is a great site for html scripts. you can find forms there.
     
  5. sovgrace79

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    Have you looked at Constant Contact? They have done all the work to get newsletters easily published, as well as handling sign-ups, and providing an easy way for people to opt out.

    http://www.constantcontact.com

    They are free if you have under 50 subscribers, and their pricing isn't too bad if you have more than that.
     
  6. Brian30755

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    Thanks for the help guys.
     

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