Both programs combined
offer unique options and versatility other free-to-use and purchased programs do not... E-Lists with its multiple
format list saving for personalised merged mail-outs via PC or Browser, and ListMerge with the rare ability
to merge and send large mail-outs in batches to appease
host services or avoid crashes on "cgi run-time limited" mail servers. Each program is described on its own page.
"ListMerge", "ennyForms", and "VizBook"
mail list options are now FULLY compatible. E-Lists and ennyForms
allow user selected "plain text" or "HTML"
subscribing mail lists compatible with ListMerge mail merging.
|Michael Poythress. Birmingham, AL, USA
Hi! I would first off like to thank you for an incredible combination of programs with E-Lists and ListMerge! It has been tremendously helpful, ....
5 CGI is a versatile free e-mail contact list generator created
for both on-line AND the mail merge utilities built into
many "local pc" e-mail programs. Excellent for allowing
your visitors to register for upgrade notification, newsletter
registration, new product reviews etc etc - and you can allow
people to UN-Subscribe themselves simply by adding two radio
buttons to the form, and select (and later change) mail "html/plain"
formats; this is a clever little program with the five personalising options....
prepare the list via admin, then add
a new form!
Only requiring simple setup pre planning (common lists name-extension), a minor change to each simple form used
on your site enables registration to as many different lists
as you require. List creation is via admin (now
protected via an admin list of allowed lists). Each visitor
entry receives an auto response confirming registration OR requesting confirmation, and EACH list be can
mail-merge configured for:
address and name,
name and address,
address and date/time
address and name and date/time
- field delimiting character pre-set
a checkbox to any form allowing the user to select whether they
want to receive mailouts as Plain Text OR HTML
formatted - "ListMerge" compatible! - OR they can return and change over at any time if the HTML option
does not work with their mail program - or visa versa!
NOTE: notice the above E-Lists exclusive "user choice Plain Text OR HTML" option. Other programs now offering text / HTML mailouts either only let the webmaster decide at mail-out time which it is to be, or send both!!!. 1) Many mail list members do NOT like HTML e-mail (historical fact) or their email client cannot parse HTML email. 2) Some PC email client programs when sent HTML email offer the receiver a choice of viewing as text or HTML browser - but texts viewed can be unreadable due to "richtext" conflicts (ie yellow or white!! text etc from the html code). E-Lists exclusively lets your list member choose which they want to receive AND INDIVIDUALLY return and change their preference at any time..... (also a "remote change" option DIRECT from your subscriber forms AND ListMerge newsletters.. the original programs to support this unique feature).
response pages can be easily edited to make the pages match your
site - even the unique redisplay of form; with input - input
any mail list via admin. just remove them from the new secure
"allowed" process or permantly delete a complete
list and dat files.
Exclusive: Test your
subscription forms at any time without actually subscribing!.... useful option when checking mail response texts and html edits
|Adam Cook. Sydney, Australia
.... installed your Elists and ListMerge scripts and I think they are great!
The scripts were very easy to install and get running, and they are incredibly versatile, with a great deal of useful functionality. Great job!!
An option not all users will need is the ability to have a
form submissions address mailed on to an existing auto-subscribe
mechanism - many hosts supply subscribed list facilities
accessed simply via an address....
allows site commonality by using E-Lists forms for these subscriptions
too! - no list is added to by the program and no mail is sent
back to the subscriber - that would be handled by the existing
receiving auto subscribe / responder mechanism.
1. user confirms via auto-response mail link - ensures
legitimate user/address has been submitted.
2. E-Lists can compare TWO address inputs (similar to familiar
double password verification) to lessen the number of address
five list formats - If you use a PC program like the excellent
Pegasus Mail's PC based mail merge facility, the securely FTP
down loaded list file can be easily integrated into formatted
and personalised e-mail contacts with your registered visitors.
For web mail merging try our "ListMerge" program.
for those willing to support my free-to-use programs.
Each E-Lists list can have its own rejection list admin
full addresses - firstname.lastname@example.org
full domains - hisherdomain.name
part domains - hisherdomain.
....setup this way to also allow rejection of "free"
mail addresses etc
list can have its own webmasters Address, webmasters
Name, and Organisation stamp in the response headers.
All Ron Woolley's admin supported programs have ALWAYS required double (two) passwords for access and editing (if you do not appreciate why, find it bothersome, and don't care that you may often allow other sites to discover your single passwords to various admin applications editing... we even discover same occassionally via our own version of LogCount... then please do not complain!)
syntax errors are detected:
Original release exclusive: E-Lists still regenerates a form with users input data for
correction; ie does not just generate an error message.
.....If the "forced name" entry option is used then
both an address AND name box will appear in this new window.
to working samples - opens new window.
LnkinLite for mail
list mail-out Promo Tracking
Don't just add links to your mail-outs! - if using ListMerge
to mail-out to the E-Lists lists, then by also creating named
links via the LnkinLite program the
link code is generated suitable for including it in the ListMerge
(or any other) mail texts. You can then have a "response
check" by counting the response success rate for any number
of return or promo links included in mail-outs.
E-Lists admin will display an access button to "LnkinLite"
if that program is installed; for easy counted link generation
and pasting in to an E-Lists form response text - also created/edited
|ListMerge cgi is also available for personalised mail text editing
and bulk mail-outs merging to each E-Lists, ennyForms,
or even VizBook saved list formats (and other standard
vertical lists) via your browser.
Accepting the multiple mail list formats, a separate
"ListMerge" means your sites mail-outs are
not confined to the Subscriber program!!
Also read "About
Mail Servers" on the ListMerge page.
Addresses can be removed individually, OR by search matching and selection. The search facility will find matches in addresses,
names, even dates.
Although this option soon becomes redundant with large lists,
the admin page for each list does include the ability to display
address list contents.
|Bruce M Jones. Dalton GA USA
This is the second time I have filled out your form. The first time I told you I used LogCount, VizBook, CopThis and ennyForms. ....I have changed to E-list since it became available and so far E-list and Listmerge has worked great.
Unlike early versions, admin is now a complex separate program
allowing access to each lists rejection list, search/delete, view,
auto response text, and the secure enabling of "allowed"
lists, site matching/editing of generated pages, etc
("allowed" lists supports the temporary or permanant
shutting down of list subscriptions - even copied forms cannot
later be used to subscribe!!).
Lists to .txt or .csv files
E-Lists admin does allow you to save a copy of any
list to delimited vertical lists should the default file extension
not be suitable for spreadsheet/database importing. Either
.txt or .csv extensions can be used, quote wrapped fields option,
A Unix Perl program
There are several configuration 'require' files attached
and although the 'works' are fairly straight forward, E-Lists
generates fully formatted administration pages accessed via an
'access' password. Deleting from the e-mail lists and script setup
is then protected by a second encrypted password, and both passwords
can be changed via the admin page.
NOTE: versions 2.2 onwards: This is the same program as before
but rewritten; with enhancements. Previous forms will have
to be changed (simple tag changes) and the auxiliary file structure
is very different. BUT original mail lists will not have to change!!
Hi, I emailed you a few hours ago regarding my need of a custom
form. Sorry for the inconvenience but it appears I've managed to figure it
out after all. I've just done a test run of it and subscribed myself to
the system and I have to say it's amazing. It's not the correct forum for
praise I know but I just wanted to let you know how much I like this
script. Thanks again...
NOTE: These scripts are created as working programs for webmasters, and not the common "play with and learn" free scripts found on some sites. If you are affronted by this, then please use someone else's programs.