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We are able to programmatically send a form to a target website (in this case, a contact information form sent to Constant Contact) using the following ASP code:

      ' allocate the XMLHTTP object that will be used to send the form
      set xmlServerHttp = server.createObject("MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP.4.0")
      xmlServerHttp.Open "POST", sSourceURL, False
      xmlServerHttp.setRequestHeader "Content-Type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded"
      'response.write("sParams=" & sParams & "<br>")
      ' send the form
      xmlServerHttp.send sParams
      ' set the return value
      SendFormToIContactMovement = trim(xmlServerHttp.responsetext)
      Set xmlServerHttp = Nothing

But a client has a need for the same functionality on a PHP site. Is there a way to replicate this using PHP code?

thanks experts!
I'm trying to send an html e-mail through Constant Contact.  I've selected XHTML.  I get the following error:

Invalid XHTML: An XHTML error has occurred inside the block that ends on line #105

Error encountered while processing your changes. Please correct the error(s) below and try again.

All image files have absolute url's - I'm thinking that the problem is in the CSS.  Can you check and tell me how to correct code?

You can see the page at

My client thinks I'm a jerk.
<html lang="en" xml:lang="en" xmlns="" xmlns:cctd="">   
<html xmlns="">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title> 
<style type="text/css">
.style16 {color: #FFCC00}
.style18 {
	font-size: 24px;
	font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	font-weight: bold;
.style19 {color: #FFFFFF}
.style20 {font-size: 36px}
.style23 {
	color: #FFCC00;
	font-size: 18px;
	font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	font-weight: bold;
.style24 {
	font-size: 18px;
	font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
	font-weight: bold;
body {
	background-color: #000000;
<div align="center">
  <table width="900" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" background="">
      <td height="0"><div align="center">

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Hello All,

     I was just thinking about mass-email services like Constant Contact and such, and I was wondering if i can just create my own e-mail blast tool with coldfusion.  For instance, if I had a list of email names, couldn't I just loop through it, sending an e-mail to each person in the list?  Are there any problems with this approach?  (Your host server thinking you are spamming because you are sending rapid e-mails etc).  Can anyone give me some advice or recommend a good approach?  Thank you in advance.
I am currently using Constant Contact to send out newsletter to less than 80,000 subscribers. I'd like to run my own newsletter software on a Linux server. I've been looking around and found 

Any recommendations for newsletter software I can run on my own server?
Does anyone have any experience with software?

Thank you!
I am sending out HTML emails using Constant Contact.  These emails are going to recipients within my domain as well as recipients external to my domain.  All internal recipients cannot download embedded images, and all external recipients can download the images.

Internal recipients receive the message with image placeholders with red "x" in the corner, and when the user clicks the bar at the top of the email display window that is supposed to allow the images to be downloaded and displayed, the placeholders disappear, and no images are displayed.  

External recipients can download the embedded images.

I need all recipients to be able to download embedded images.
We are using the 3rd party service: Constant Contact (hereafter referred to as CC), to manage contact lists of those who visit our ASP-based website.

The form requirements for CC specify that our account login name and password be included in the form, however, in doing so, these fields would be visible to anyone doing a VIEW - SOURCE on our page, so we can't have visitors viewing our account details!

CC has provided PHP source code that shows how the PHP server can actually set the username and password of form fields once the form is submitted to the server, and then the server sends the form on to the CC server where it is processed.

However, I don't know if this equivalent process can be acheived in ASP. Once a form is submitted (assuming the form's action is the current page), can the ASP server actually set fields in the form, then send the form on to Constant Contact's processing address?

Any clue as to how this can be done in ASP (if at all!) would be most appreciated!

I have 2 different Interest Categories defined in Constant Contact and would like to use the API to post the information to Constant Contact's API_AddSiteVisitor.jsp script. The provided documentation is pretty vague.

I am trying to post the form data using the following method they suggest(note, this is not the whole script):


$host = "";
$uri = "roving/wdk/API_AddSiteVisitor.jsp";
$username = "foo";
$password = "bar";

$email = urlencode(strip_tags($_POST['email']));
$category = urlencode(strip_tags('My Category'));

$data = 'loginName=' . $username ;
$data .= '&loginPassword=' . $password ;
$data .= '&ea=' . $email ;

<form method='POST' action='http://$host/$uri?$data' name='form' onSubmit='return checkbae()'>


When the form is posted my browser prompts me to save the  .jsp file

in their original example file the Form action looked like this which made no sense to me because there is no parameter 'newsletter' defined anywhere else in the script:

<form method='POST' action='index.php?form=newsletter' name='form' onSubmit='return checkbae()'>


If I paste the url I am trying to post into the browser the email gets added.



I'd like someone who has actually dealt with this particular application and Constant Contact to answer this for me.

I'm a novice so PLEASE answer me in basic English!

I'm creating an HTML-based newsletter using a template generated and hosted by a company called "Constant Contact" ( I am able to place a link from the newsletter to an outside web page. But how do the recipients who get the newsletter and click on that link get back to the newsletter from the outside page?
Hi all,

We run a business that started getting into the world of Newsletters and Customer relations kinda stuff.

At the start everything was fine, people were receiving the emails no problem...

Then we ran in to a problem with AOL, which blocks us like everyday.

What I want to know is how those companys like, Vertical Response and Constant Contact do it..?

How are they able to successfully deliver email to members without getting blocked?

Anyone that is familiar with Constant Contact, do you know if there is an email solution out there with statistics and reports like they have?

my monthly newsletter. It has grown to well over 3000 addresses. I no longer want to use my isp to do this. What is the best app to use. Someone mentioned advanced direct remailer, but I can't get it to seem to work, it seems very involved.
How does a program like Constant Contact accomplish this? How can I accomplish the same thing?

I have a registration form on a site that populates info into my database.  

Now, I would like to use the Constant Contact API to add my users to my email list, in addition to registering them with my site. .

I do not quite understand how to do this because I have seen some posts talking about writing a .com component also.

So, Constant contact with allow a get or post to their api URL:
Here is an example with a get although I think I would like to use post.

Can someone point me in the rirght direction? How can I do 2 posts with one form.
I subscribe to Constant Contact... an online email marketing service. They provide html code to cut and paste into pages for users to subscribe to our opt-in mailing list. I would like to make this available in Flash. I have an Input Text box and I'm not sure what to do with it. I have seen a couple of tutorials on the net for older versions of Flash and have not been able to figure it out. I have almost no ActionScript experience and I am learning. Here is the html code:

      <form name="ccoptin" action="" target="_blank" method="post">
        <table bgcolor="#FFFFE0" border="0" bordercolor="#000000" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0">
            <td align="center"><font size="2" face="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica" color="#000080"><a name="signup"></a>Join
              the <b>Company name</b> mailing list</font></td>
            <td align="center"><font size="2" face="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica"><b><font color="#000080">Email:</font></b>
              <input type="text" name="ea" size="25"> <input type="hidden" name="m" value="1011072039264">
              <input type="hidden" name="p" value="oi"> <input type="submit" name="go" value="Go"></font></td>
Thank you for all your input in advance.

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