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Sending all my customers an email... from my email client


mgcarley

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I'm wanting to know if there is a way that I can send my customers an email from say, Outlook or Lotus notes or Galeon or whatever by simply typing in an email address ([email protected] or something) and sending the email... as opposed to doing it in my browser?

 

I'm thinking possibly that this would be something to do with configuring sendmail to talk with the customers table in the db? Surely something to this effect has been done...

 

Any ideas?

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Just do a query with phpMyAdmin / write a script that does,

take the list, parse it in you BCC (NOT CC) field,

and send it to [email protected]

 

Configuring Sendmail to do that seems a bit too complicated if possible at all ;)

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select email_address from customers where newsletter = 1

 

*untested but it should give you the idea

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I could do that, but to access the db don't i still need to go into my browser? What I would probably want to do is send an email to the server, which then strips out where it came from (so i could even send it from a web based email service), parses the content and forwards it on to everyone who has newsletter=1...

 

Alternatively, I might be able to create a page which returns everyone who has newsletter=1, then add that to a mailing list on the server, say, then set up a forwarding address of some description so that when i sent the newsletter to, say, [email protected] it forwards to the newsletter recipients individually ([email protected]) or maybe by blanketing ([email protected])...

 

experimentation is nigh...

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