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Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL by Julie C. Meloni

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Chapter 19. Managing a Simple Mailing List

This chapter provides the first of several hands-on, small projects designed to pull together your PHP and MySQL knowledge. In this chapter, you’ll learn the methods for creating a managed distribution list that you can use to send out newsletters or anything else you want to send to a list of email addresses in a database.

The mailing mechanism you’ll use in this chapter is not meant to be a replacement for mailing list software, which is specifically designed for bulk messages. You should use the type of system you’ll build in this lesson only for small lists, fewer than a few hundred email addresses.

In this chapter, you will learn

  • How to create a subscribe/unsubscribe form and script

  • How to create a front ...

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