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Old 25 Jan 2008, 19:35
shunx91 shunx91 is offline
 
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Adding an "opt-in" mailbox

Hi guys,

I'm signing up to constant contact as my new email newsletter provider, and after going through a very strict list cleanup I've decided to add a "opt in" option on the user options when people sign up. That way before I send out any emails in the future I can update my contact list.

Since "receiving emails from admins" is different than "sign me up to a newsletter", and a pre-checked box is considered bad business practice, I wanted to see how I can add a check box for people to "opt-in" to the mailing list when they sign up.

I can create new options and fields for user profile but I don't see any controls for me to modify the user email options.

Can anyone offer some tips and advise? Thanks.
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Old 26 Jan 2008, 01:56
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when you send users mass email from within Admincp, the custom profile field you created should be one of the options in "send email to users with..." area
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Old 26 Jan 2008, 02:15
shunx91 shunx91 is offline
 
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yes, but the current email options only includes whether or not you want to receive emails from the administrator, and the other one is whether or not you want to receive emails from other members.

Based on the current standards you must be explicit when you seek permission to use their emails in a mailing list. That's why I wanted to add a field for people to check when they sign on and make sure that they're willing to receive emails through our newsletter.
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