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cyberserious
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Sep 27, 2002, 7:27 AM

Post #1 of 8 (3812 views)
Need help choosing right autoresponder script Can't Post

I need advice on choosing the right autoresponder script to best suit my needs and tight budget. I see that there really are no decent free autoresponder scripts available, so I will have to pay for one. Auto-Followup by Crookedbush looks like a good one. It's only $30, but it lacks the capability to automatically delete bad emails and their licensing requirements limits their script to just one server. I want to install my own script on my server rather than have to pay steep monthly fees for an autoresponder service, plus be able to have complete control over it.

I need to find one that will be able to automatically reject or delete invalid or undeliverable emails, can do unlimited autoresponses, file attachments, and put graphics into the emails, and is affordable to my tight budget. I get my web hosting from hypermart.net and addr.com
Fred

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http://www.beyourowndetective.com

(This post was edited by cyberserious on Sep 27, 2002, 7:27 AM)


fashimpaur
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Sep 27, 2002, 12:45 PM

Post #2 of 8 (3801 views)
Re: [cyberserious] Need help choosing right autoresponder script [In reply to] Can't Post

You should try yourdomainhost.com as a provider. They have a nice autoresponder as part of the base package and their prices are reasonable.

Just a thought,
Dennis

$a="c323745335d3221214b364d545".
"a362532582521254c3640504c3729".
"2f493759214b3635554c3040606a0",
print unpack"u*",pack "h*",$a,"\n\n";


cyberserious
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Sep 27, 2002, 4:39 PM

Post #3 of 8 (3796 views)
Re: [fashimpaur] Need help choosing right autoresponder script [In reply to] Can't Post

They are a little more expensive than hypermart, and I don't know if their autoresponder is any better than hypermart's. I called hypermart today and asked. They said they my account does indeed come with an autoresponder, but it's pretty basic. It can only send out one reply, so I will need to invest in an autoresponder program. I am very impressed with AutoResponse Plus, but right now the steep price is too much for my budget. AutoFollowup looks like a good one, but it doesn't automatically purge the bad emails.

Autoresponder services are out, because of their steep monthly fees. Free is not much better than nothing, because they plaster their ads all over the top 1/3 of the message.

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http://www.beyourowndetective.com


James
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Oct 4, 2002, 5:55 AM

Post #4 of 8 (3783 views)
Re: [cyberserious] Need help choosing right autoresponder script [In reply to] Can't Post

Your Domain Host's preinstalled autoresponder simply sends out a single plain-text message in response to receipt of an e-mail addressed to it. Probably similar to Hypermart's.

You can search the Perl Archive for "autoresponder" and see 20 or so responses -- some of the results might be useful to you.

One of our customers uses a Timed Autoresponse Program that used to be offered by Groundbreak.com. That program does not seem to be listed on their web site anymore, so I'm not sure what the status is.

Gossamer Autorespond does everything you're looking for and probably does it better than anything else -- but it's $500.

This is probably one of those cases where you're not going to be able to do everything you want for the price you want to pay.

James


cyberserious
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Oct 4, 2002, 7:15 AM

Post #5 of 8 (3781 views)
Re: [James] Need help choosing right autoresponder script [In reply to] Can't Post

I decided on AutoFollowUp by Jason Silver / crookedbush.com. It's only $29.95. It's the least expensive autoresponder I could find and looks like a good value for my money. All the other comparable products start at $50. Installation was easy and in testing, it works fast.

Right now I am figuring out how to customize it so that thankyou.htm will load on a new browser window, preferably a customized popup window, instead of the current window where the visitor enters their information and subscribes, so it won't replace and obscure my homepage. Simply entering target=new or target="new" to the thankyou.htm URL on the List settings page doesn't work.

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(This post was edited by James on Oct 5, 2002, 10:14 AM)


James
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Oct 5, 2002, 10:19 AM

Post #6 of 8 (3776 views)
Re: [cyberserious] Need help choosing right autoresponder script [In reply to] Can't Post

Cool ... let us know how it works out when it goes live.

Have you tried entering target="_blank" inside your <FORM> tag to make it open in a new window?

James


Paul
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Oct 5, 2002, 10:25 AM

Post #7 of 8 (3773 views)
Re: [James] Need help choosing right autoresponder script [In reply to] Can't Post

You should use target="newwin" if you want cross-browser compatibility.


(This post was edited by RedRum on Oct 5, 2002, 10:25 AM)


James
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Oct 5, 2002, 4:42 PM

Post #8 of 8 (3769 views)
Re: [RedRum] Need help choosing right autoresponder script [In reply to] Can't Post

As far as I can find, "newwin" is not a reserved value for the target attribute. The 4 reserved values each begin with the underscore (_blank, _self, _parent, and _top).

target="newwin" would be equivalent to target="george" or target="herschel" or target="anyotherwordthatbeginswithaletter". It would open in a new window, but there's nothing special about the name "newwin".

What browsers are not compatible with target="_blank"?

James

 
 


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