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Offline brianjw

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Allowing subscription to forum newsletter with only an email
« on: September 06, 2018, 10:17:13 PM »
I don't want to change the way registrations are done. It makes sense to require a username, password, email address for forum posters. What I would like to do is allow people to subscribe to the SMF newsletter with just an email address. This would basically create a ghost account in SMF. If they ever wanted to create a password for it, they could do so somehow and convert to a full forum account. Otherwise, they would only be on the recipient list for periodic newsletters.

Please let me know if I'm missing a mod or something somewhere that does this. This is important for email marketing that I would like to be uniform to members and non-members alike.

Thanks!

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Re: Allowing subscription to forum newsletter with only an email
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2018, 10:45:32 PM »
I have a signup form built into Newsletter Pro a paid addon https://www.smfhacks.com/newsletter-pro.php
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Re: Allowing subscription to forum newsletter with only an email
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2018, 11:12:02 PM »
I have a signup form built into Newsletter Pro a paid addon https://www.smfhacks.com/newsletter-pro.php
Awesome! Does the form create a forum account of sorts, or is it a separately maintained list from the forum? Interested in knowing more. Thanks.

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Re: Allowing subscription to forum newsletter with only an email
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2018, 11:31:46 PM »
It would be a separately maintained list.
Basic you can build signup forms have it pointed to a created list such as subscribers.
Then when sending a newsletter you can select a list or your existing membergroups to send out a newsletter
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Re: Allowing subscription to forum newsletter with only an email
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2018, 12:45:57 AM »
Awesome, works for me. Will be looking into this further within the next week. Thanks.