At the Forge - Integrating E-mail

Keep users coming back to your Web site with e-mail reminders about news or discussions that interest them.
Conclusion

E-mail is a vital part of the Internet, as anyone reading this column undoubtedly knows. But as the Internet continues to expand, e-mail is being pushed in a number of different directions. This month, we looked at Web-based forums and at some of the ways in which we can connect them to e-mail lists. We also took a brief look at qpsmtpd, an alternative SMTP server designed to be highly extensible and configurable. Next month, I hope to return to Bricolage and other open-source content management systems, with an emphasis on how to incorporate a CMS into your existing Web sites.

Reuven M. Lerner, a longtime consultant in Web/database programming, is now a graduate student in Learning Sciences at Northwestern University in Chicago. As he writes this in September, he still is hoping that winters in Chicago won't be much different from what they were in Israel.

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