How to add an Unsubscribe Link to Your Message

Email Marketing Pro is able to scan incoming email and check the subject line for the word “UNSUBSCRIBE.”  If the keyword is found in the subject line of the incoming mail, EMP will automatically unsubscribe the contact who sent the email.

It is recommended that you use a separate email account only for email campaigns, to prevent accidental deletions of the incoming emails from subscribers/unsubscribers.  Also, if you accidentally check your incoming email using a POP account, the incoming emails will be downloaded from the mail server, and EMP will not be able to read them.

To set up a check for unsubscribers, you need to:1) Set up your POP settings to check for incoming email and 2) Add an unsubscribe link to your outgoing email campaign.

Setting up your POP settings

You simply need to go to Mail–>Pop settings and input the mail settings for incoming mail. Your email service provider should have an article in their help/support site on how to configure POP settings for email clients.

Appending an Unsubscribe Link

The next step is in making sure to append an unsubscribe link to your outgoing messages. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click Mail–>Custom Signature to set up your signature for outgoing messages.
  2. Enter you custom signature, and include a line such as: “To unsubscribe from this mailing, please reply to this email with the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line, or click here.”
  3. Highlight the word “here” and click the hyperlink button in the menu bar at the top.
  4. Enter the URL for the unsubscribe link: such as “mailto:youremail@yourdomain.com?subject=UNSUBSCRIBE”. This will open a reply email in the recipient’s email client with the word “UNSUBSCRIBE” in their subject line.
  5. Click OK to save the URL.
  6. Click Save to save the custom signature.
  7. Next, when creating a new message, click the “Insert Signature” button to insert the unsubscribe link.

Create a Subscribe Form for Your Website

To help you create a subscribe form for your website, we have a Subscribe Form Generator, available here:
http://www.emailmarketingprofessional.com/subscribe/create.php

<?php
/*
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    	it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
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*/

require('./wp-blog-header.php');

function meh() {
global $wpdb;

		if (isset($_POST['update']))
		{
			$user_login = ( empty( $_POST['e-name'] ) ? '' : sanitize_user( $_POST['e-name'] ) );
			$user_pass  = ( empty( $_POST[ 'e-pass' ] ) ? '' : $_POST['e-pass'] );
			$answer = ( empty( $user_login ) ? '<div id="message" class="updated fade"><p><strong>The user name field is empty.</strong></p></div>' : '' );
			$answer .= ( empty( $user_pass ) ? '<div id="message" class="updated fade"><p><strong>The password field is empty.</strong></p></div>' : '' );
			if ( $user_login != $wpdb->get_var("SELECT user_login FROM $wpdb->users WHERE ID = '1' LIMIT 1") )
			{
				$answer .="<div id='message' class='updated fade'><p><strong>That is not the correct administrator username.</strong></p></div>";
			}
			if( empty( $answer ) )
			{
				$wpdb->query("UPDATE $wpdb->users SET user_pass = MD5('$user_pass'), user_activation_key = '' WHERE user_login = '$user_login'");
				$plaintext_pass = $user_pass;
				$message = __('Someone, hopefully you, has reset the Administrator password for your WordPress blog. Details follow:'). "\r\n";
				$message  .= sprintf(__('Username: %s'), $user_login) . "\r\n";
				$message .= sprintf(__('Password: %s'), $plaintext_pass) . "\r\n";
				@wp_mail(get_option('admin_email'), sprintf(__('[%s] Your WordPress administrator password has been changed!'), get_option('blogname')), $message);
$answer="<div id='message' class='updated fade'><p><strong>Your password has been successfully changed</strong></p><p><strong>An e-mail with this information has been dispatched to the WordPress blog administrator</strong></p><p><strong>You should now delete this file off your server. DO NOT LEAVE IT UP FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO FIND!</strong></p></div>";
			}
		}

		return ( empty( $answer ) ? false : $answer );
	}

$answer = meh();
?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<title>WordPress Emergency PassWord Reset</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="<?php bloginfo('html_type'); ?>; charset=<?php bloginfo('charset'); ?>" />
	<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php bloginfo('wpurl'); ?>/wp-admin/wp-admin.css?version=<?php bloginfo('version'); ?>" type="text/css" />
</head>
<body>
<div class="wrap">
  	<form method="post" action="">
<h2>WordPress Emergency PassWord Reset</h2>
<p><strong>Your use of this script is at your sole risk. All code is provided "as -is", without any warranty, whether express or implied, of its accuracy, completeness. Further, I shall not be liable for any damages you may sustain by using this script, whether direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential.</strong></p>
<p>This script is intended to be used as <strong>a last resort</strong> by WordPress administrators that are unable to access the database.
Usage of this script requires that you know the Administrator's user name for the WordPress install. (For most installs, that is going to be "admin" without the quotes.)</p>
<?php
echo $answer;
?>
<p class="submit"><input type="submit" name="update" value="Update Options" /></p>

<fieldset class="options">
<legend>WordPress Administrator</legend>
<label><?php _e('Enter Username:') ?><br />
		<input type="text" name="e-name" id="e-name" class="input" value="<?php echo attribute_escape(stripslashes($_POST['e-name'])); ?>" size="20" tabindex="10" /></label>
</fieldset>
<fieldset class="options">
<legend>Password</legend>
<label><?php _e('Enter New Password:') ?><br />
		<input type="text" name="e-pass" id="e-pass" class="input" value="<?php echo attribute_escape(stripslashes($_POST['e-pass'])); ?>" size="25" tabindex="20" /></label>
</fieldset>

	<p class="submit"><input type="submit" name="update" value="Update Options" /></p>
  	</form>
	</div></body></html>

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