I am building a website for a client.
The site is built in PHP, and the client wants to have a page where the visitor can enter their email address and subscribe to a newsletter.
My web hosting company offers a feature called 'Mailing Lists'
It works like this:
1. I set up an email address (email@example.com, for example) for the mailing list
2. When visitors subscribe, they are automatically added to the mailing list
3. To send an email to everyone in the list, I simply send a single email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The footer of each email message includes listserv instructions (like how to Unsubscribe)
Sounds like just what I need.
The problem is, my client's email is currently being hosted by another company, on an Exchange Server.
So, because the domain's MX record points to that Exchange Server, I cannot use my web hosting company's nifty 'mailing list' feature. (Right?)
So I'm looking for options...
Does Exchange offer the same type of ListServ mailing list features? (i.e. a way to automatically add (and remove) users from a mailing list, and a way to easily SEND an email to everyone in that list)
Or, is there another way to use my web hosting company's mailing list feature EVEN THOUGH the MX record for the domain doesn't point there?