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Sams Teach Yourself Movable Type in 24 Hours by Porter Glendinning, Molly E. Holzschlag

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Adding a Mail This Entry Feature

Why should you be the one doing all the work? By now your site is attracting all kinds of visitors, and even though they don't appear to have anything better to do than read your content, they each probably have at least a friend or two. What if you could give them a way to easily share the material on your site with those friends?

This is where Movable Type's Mail This Entry feature comes in. It allows you to add a form to the entries on your site that your readers can use to send email to their friends and point them to a particular entry. Figure 18.7 gives an example of what this form might look like.

Figure 18.7. Here you see a simple Mail This Entry form in place in the individual entry template.

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