This page will show you how to put an HTML form on your website to allow your users to sign up more easily. It points to a CGI script hosted at FreeLists that automatically handles sending email to YOURLISTNAMEfirstname.lastname@example.org with "subscribe" in the Subject or Body of the message.
Simply copy and paste the HTML code below into your webpage, replace "YOURLISTNAMEHERE" with the name of your list, and you'll have a form that can be used to subscribe or unsubscribe from your list. Then place a "thanks for subscribing message" or a URL you'd like to be displayed into the 'value' for the url_or_message form variable. If you don't modify this field, we'll just print a generic message when they're done.
<!-- BEGIN FreeLists WEB FORM -->
<form action="http://www.freelists.org/cgi-bin/subscription.cgi" method="post">
Enter your email address: <input type="text" name="email">
<input type=hidden name="list" value="YOURLISTNAMEHERE">
<input type=hidden name="url_or_message" value="">
<option value="set digest">Turn Digest mode on</option>
<option value="unset digest">Turn Digest mode off</option>
<option value="set vacation">Turn Vacation mode on</option>
<option value="unset vacation">Turn Vacation mode off</option>
<option value="help">Get Help</option>
<input type=submit value="Go!">
<!-- END FreeLists WEB FORM -->
When you're finished, it'll look something like this in your webpage:
The rest of the
process will be handled behind the scenes. If your list is
configured to require a confirmation email, one will be sent to the user.
If you have any questions, or would like to suggest an improvement, please
let us know. (Please note that the above form can't actually be used
because "YOURLISTNAMEHERE" hasn't been configured.)