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PHP and MySQL® Web Development, Fourth Edition by Laura Thomson, Luke Welling

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30 Building a Mailing List Manager

AFTER YOU’VE BUILT UP A BASE OF SUBSCRIBERS to your website, it’s nice to be able to keep in touch with them by sending out a newsletter. In this chapter, you implement a front end for a mailing list manager (MLM). Some MLMs allow each subscriber to send messages to other subscribers. The program you create in this chapter is a newsletter system, in which only the list administrator can send messages. The system is named Pyramid-MLM.

This system is similar to others already in the marketplace. To get some idea of what we are aiming for, look at http://www.topica.com

Your application lets an administrator create multiple mailing lists and send newsletters to each of those lists separately. This application uses ...

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