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Instant Unsuscribe

Thread began 5/13/2011 4:10 pm by ken278347 | Last modified 5/26/2011 4:55 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1518 views | 6 replies |

ken278347

Instant Unsuscribe

I have a manually created list of past clients that I want to mail to. The trouble is using the existing unsubcribe link forces them to log in. I consider this a bit of an imposition on my un-aware ex clients.

I could, with my basic PHP knowledge knock up a direct unsubscribe page that just confirms they have been taken of the list, but I would rather have a stable solution like the unsubscribe.php page.

Can the unsubscribe.php page provided be adapted easily to accomodate this.
ie provide no user authentication or login checks, and just UNSUBCRIBE INSTANTLY.

I have no problem with the authentication on users who have opted to subscribe, they will be in a separate group, but I am sure I am not alone in using an old client list to create a Mailng list whos recipient would rather have a less intrusive unsubscribe experience.

Thanks in Advance

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

No, the unsuscribe option requires authentication in order to lookup the ID of the user that is unsubcsibing, without the user loging in, the users ID is not known.

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gruant2000381341

couldnt we just change that link to something like this
<a href="www.mysite/PowerMessenger/unsubscribe.php?e=' . $email . '">unsubscribe</a>

to grab their email address then have that unsubscribe.php just delete them


maybe unsuscribe.php be set something like this
if (isset($_GET['e'])) {

require_once "connect.php";
$email = $_GET['e'];
$email = strip_tags($email);
$email = stripslashes($email);
$email = mysql_real_escape_string($email);

$sql_replace = mysql_query("DELETE FROM table WHERE email= '$email' LIMIT 1");
if (!$sql_replace) {
echo "Error removing you";
} else {
echo "You have been removed.";
}
mysql_close();
}

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Yes, you could accomplish this through hand coding, but we do not offer support for that.

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dave392376

Better Unsubscribe is critical

Overall, I'm completely underwhelmed by this product, and I'm seriously considering requesting a refund.

There are any number of really good competitive products that one can use with opt-in list. But a very likely target market for your product is developers working with clients who are working with purchased lists to jump start their businesses. In order to minimized potential spam and CAN act problems, a simple on-click unsubscribe link needs to be an option right out of the box, without custom coding.

The password requirement for unsubscribing is ridiculous in this type of application.

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dave392376

For what it's worth, I've now been told by a lawyer that the unsubscribe login requirement may violate the CAN-SPAM act. I disagree, but this could be a problem.

Not only do I think you need to find a better way to handle this, it should probably be a free upgrade as well.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I have forwarded this information to our engineering so they will be aware of it.

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