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hey all so i downloaded and installed a script from http://www.mikesworld.net. it works fine on my test website and all but i need a little help.

This is how it works: You type in your e-mail address on the form in the website and click "Subscribe". That info sends to a file thats in cgi-bin/mailmachine.cgi. From there, their email adds to a txt file database and I'm able to login into an admin panel at anytime and see who's subscribed to my newsletter database and I can send them all a mass newsletter.

What I would like the code to do is to read not only emails but also a Name, and Gamertag (Xbox). ive tried myself but i've had no luck. ive already created the form on my website for users to input their Name and Gamertag but the problem im having is with mailmachine.cgi reading and saving that information to a text file along with the email.

**Ive attached the code to this post because it was too long to view.**
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Jul 4 '10 #1
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numberwhun
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Instead of having us go through this nice long script and guessing, can you tell us what in the script you edited in order to achieve your goal and then we will have a better idea where to jump to?

Also, did you get errors or anything after editing?

I will add though, that my biggest pet peeve about script like this that people download from elsewhere, is that they do not have the following pragmas in use:

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  1. use strict;
  2. use warnings;
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Without those, the simple errors that one would encounter in a script do not get caught.

Regards,

Jeff
Jul 4 '10 #2

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