Simple Mailing List...

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by Rexmonster, Apr 19, 2005.

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  1. Rexmonster

    Rexmonster New Member

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    I need to collect data input by users of a website to create a mailing list.

    I will create a basic html form with fields such as name, company etc. which will be used to collect the information.

    The majority of forms i have created submit the data to the webmaster as an email using a formail script, however in this case the user wants to have a database hosted locally on his machine, and have the (website) form submit the input data to a file on the web server that he can download and incorporate into his database, rather than adding each entry individually.

    Ideally he doesnt want the main database to be hosted on the server as he will be working on it locally and it would prove difficult to synchronise the two files.

    A friend mentioned using something called a CSV file on the server, however i dont know anything about them.

    What is the best way to achieve this?

    Thanks,

    Rexmonster...
     
  2. StephanieCordray

    StephanieCordray New Member

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    This one might help. It allows download of a tab delimited list to use on an inhouse database or a spreadsheet program.

    http://tincan.co.uk/phplist
     

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