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1. I set up my autoresponder, and have waited for three days but have not received my first email. What did I do wrong?    Cat: Auto FollowUp

 Make sure the interval is zero for the first mailing, and make sure you have the right mail program in the variables file. You need to ask your system administrator for this path to sendmail.

2. Your script requires placing a graphic on a heavily viewed page. Mine is a new site which does not have much traffic. I do not have a page which is sure to be viewed everyday. However, my web space provider permits running of cron jobs. Can I install your script using cron job facility so that it send all the follow up messages on time without relying on some graphic to be viewed everyday?    Cat: Auto FollowUp

 Yes, I have customers who are doing this. I can try to hook you up with them if you have any trouble setting it up. They wrote me: "your program ran with our CRON with just the file name itself at the end of the string as indicated previously (run.pl) without any specific subroutine added (as some of our perl programs require).

3. Does it use CRON jobs or do I have to do something manually every day?    Cat: Auto FollowUp

 No cron jobs, it's activated when a user signs into the forms or when a page is loaded. If you don't have users signing in regularly then it can be activated manually.

4. Can I call script just via [img src="/cgi-bin/countermail.pl" width=1 height=1 border=0] not the [img src="/cgi-bin/countermail.pl/blank.gif?name_of_page_it_is_on.html" width=1 height=1 border=0]    Cat: CounterMail

 No, it's necessary for an image tag to know what page it was located on. Otherwise the http_referrer becomes the CounterMail script itself, and not the name of the page from which it came.

5. When choosing a script, I try to follow some of the advice from this article:
http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2002/01/23/cgi.html. I have noticed that your scripts don't use the -w,-T, use strict; use warnings; use CGI.pm.    Cat: Misc


 I'm an amateur programmer, so I'm probably doing lots of stuff wrong. Feel free to locate alternative scripts. I won't be offended. :-D

6. I just noticed that some of my autoresponders are not sending out new emails, while other ones are fine. What's going on?    Cat: Auto FollowUp

 I checked how you were using AFU, and you should know that you're doing something wrong with the script which is causing these problems.

You're using a regular auto-mailing as the newsletter, but the way you're implmenting this will mean everyone will only ever get one copy of the newsletter.

This is because each person has a number assigned to their name. This number corresponds to the letter number they should next receive.

For example, this was taken from your newsletter contacts list:
yourname@yoursite.com.au&01-02-04&4&Your Name&02-01-04&&&&&

Notice that you have the number 4 right before your name? This means the next letter in this list you should get is the fourth one.

But there is no fourth letter! You're always using the first letter as your newsletter.

There are a couple of things you can do:

1. Continue to use the automailing list you've got set up, but only send actual newsletters as one_timers.
2. Manually change everyone's number field to a zero (0) before sending out.
3. Keep all your past newsletters. New subscribers will start at the beginning of the list, and get the one you sent months ago, but people who are on the list for some time will continue to recieve new emails each week.

I hope this helps.

 


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