You could build this as a form that sends a mail message to the listserv if you used the PHP Feedback Form and added a hidden text field with the precise unsubscribe message your server expects. If you’re just sending a message to a person, who will then do the unsubscribing, this trick would work well, too. If you’re talking about a page that’s actually within an e-mail message, then you would simply create a link back to that form page on your server, since you can’t have forms in HTML e-mail.
On Dec 7, 2011, at 1:56 PM, peterpica wrote:
Is it possible to have an ‘unsubscribe’ button on a page that would automatically generate an email message back to the sender with a unsubscribe subject and brief generic message?
If you go to Tim Plumb’s site: http://freewayactions.com and look at the PHP Feedback Form page, there’s a great set of instructions there. I think there’s even more on ActionsForge, too.
In order to build that form, you will have to host it on a server that runs PHP. So that’s your first hurdle.
And your e-mail HTML cannot contain form elements, so you’ll basically be building a single-page form on a Web server that’s associated with the mail sender.
Once you have built that form, and wired it up with the Action (it’s really easy) then anyone who visits that page can put in their e-mail address and unsubscribe from your mailing list. So put a link to that form page at the bottom of your outgoing e-mail messages, and you’re all set.
On Dec 7, 2011, at 3:19 PM, peterpica wrote:
Thanks Walt. Are there any tute’s available on this? Obviously this web stuff is not my strong suit. I’ve been building the page in FP, then distributing the html code via email (Max Bulk Mailer).