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Thread began 4/30/2009 5:08 pm by varsha_kavitkar375630 | Last modified 4/30/2009 6:18 pm by Ray Borduin | 1634 views | 5 replies |

varsha_kavitkar375630

Web mails

Hello there,

I have a new to query to solve and need help. I don't know whether this is the right forum to post my question so please forgive me..

My client wants to set up Auto responding mails, i.e.:
1) Letter 1 to be sent immediately once user enters in the information & hit GO!
2) Letter 2 to be sent 48 hours after they enter in the information
3) Letter 3 to be sent 5 days after they entered their initial information

How do I do it? I am not so good in Javascript & PHP. Help Please!

Thank you.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Use universal email, but it won't be fully automated.

1) simply apply universal email to the page when you store the user profile. Also store the date they filled out the form in the database. Have two yes/no fields for Letter2sent and Letter3sent to your database to keep track of when they are sent.

2) Create a page on the web site admin that shows all users who have been in the system for at least 48 hours and don't have the Letter2Sent field set to yes.

3) Add a button that will send the emails to those people and update the field to set it to 'yes' so that they won't get the email again.

4) create a second page and a second email repeating 2 and 3 from above for the 5 day later scenario.

the end user (your client) will need to log into the website daily to initiate the emails on the corresponding pages. There is no way to automate something with code on a web page days later because the code on the web page won't run until someone visits that page.

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varsha_kavitkar375630

Wow! That's something new to learn. Thanks for help.

Right now the user has kept his website very simple as he does not want to spend much on it. For now there is no database that is storing user info, user info is just sent into the clients personal mailbox. Initially he just talked about auto-responding and not all 3 letters. So I told him YES Auto-Responding is possible through the mailbox but now this is getting complex. Now I am in dilemma!

Can you suggest some more options? Please..

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Use a company like Topica or Constant Contact, which handle all of this for you.

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varsha_kavitkar375630

Looked site...they are nice but they are not offering free service. I am scared to tell him this thing as he is tight on his budget.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

The reason why it isn't free is because it isn't easy. If he wants it for free then tell him it simply isn't possible.

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