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Sams Teach Yourself E-Commerce Programming with ASP in 21 Days by Jonathan Levine, Stephen Walther

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Day 18. Using Email from Active Server Pages

A powerful, but hidden, feature of IIS is the ability to send email from within an ASP page. As alluded to in Day 16, "Debugging Your E-Commerce Applications," you can use this feature to send yourself email when something goes wrong (or when something goes right!). You can also use this to automatically send individual email messages to your customers. Finally, and perhaps most powerfully, you can use this feature for direct email marketing.

If you have ever had an email account, you already know about email-based direct marketing. Direct email marketing is very similar to the postal email marketing that many retailers use, but with one big advantage—it's free. In previous Days, you collected email ...

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