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    [merged] Need help regarding Autoresponder, paypal payments, and db connection

    I need your help on the following issues.

    1) How do build up a free autoresponder, and the one that works when we are offline.Is there any best free autoresponder that will pick the value "name" automatically from the database,once a new entry in the database is added, and reply to my customers with their name and an auto message?

    2) As I don't know how to build secure payments, so I want to take the payments through paypal.Can I add my own input boxes in paypal? What exactly I want is that my customers enter their personal information, and some other information extra which I want and payment information is calculated dynamically, something like step 1, step-2...., and the entire information is not stored in the database and emailed to me until the payment has been made, once the payment is made, the whole information is emailed to me and stored in database. After that I want a dynamic webpage URL to open, that is differnt each time, where I will keep the ebooks to download that should only be available to the people who have made the payment.

    3) How to HTML forms exactly work on the webserver, like when I write in tags something like <form action="mailto:something@something.com"> , is this the complete code for reciving the email, if no what else should be included and the mail received at something@something.com will be from what email id?

    4) I don't want to create login/password for my users ,but I want something like, that if the users have already used my service once, they just enter their email ids, that is validated from the database, and they just move to the necesary information that is required for the service, and payment , they skip entering their personal details

    How can all this be done, which server side scripting should I use, and please help me with the code.
    Please solve any of these problems or all. I will be very very grateful to you. Take your time while probviding me with the solution

    Thank in advance

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    1) This is some simple PHP/MySQL stuff - show us your code so far and we can advise on where you're going wrong.
    2) I would think Paypal would be the best place to go for questions about Paypal.
    3) Generally you want to process your mail with PHP and send it using the mail() function, not just drop an email address in the action of the form. You can read about the mail function at the PHP manual. If you want to find out what the outcome of using mailto is, build a test form and try it for yourself.
    4) If I read you correctly, are you considering building an ecommerce site that doesn't require a password?

    In general, this forum is for help with coding, not for getting people to do your coding for you. I suggest you either come here with something you have tried that isn't working, or go to the paid work offers/requests forum.

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    4) I don't want to create login/password for my users ,but I want something like, that if the users have already used my service once, they just enter their email ids, that is validated from the database, and they just move to the necesary information that is required for the service, and payment , they skip entering their personal details
    Well first of all, if you are going to be taking payments from people you want this information to be secured. So whether you want to store passwords or not, should not matter. If you do not require passwords then you will open yourself up to possible litigation if your clients information is ever released for public use. Also ensure that you use an SSL site.

    Now, it is not that hard to have your site setup so that users can register on their own and create their own usernames and passwords. As a matter of fact here is a link to a decent multi-user login with database authentication page set: http://www.asp101.com/articles/rahul...in/default.asp

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