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How to install and use AMLM?

 

Following is a quick guide on how to install the AMLM:

 

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INSTALLATION

Please read this document completely before proceeding with installation.


0.==========
Summary of important information you need from your web host.

You can log into your web host's control panel to obtain the information
below. Alternatively, you can contact them via email to request for the
information (copy and paste them into your email). Record it below:

CRON (if you want to use it):
Absolute path to your Broadcaster directory:_____________________________
(eg., /hsphere/local/home/yourname/mydomain.com/cgi-bin/amlm)

MYSQL:
Database server:_________________________
Database name:___________________________
Database username:_______________________
Database password:_______________________
Database prefix (optional):______________

Mail Program Setting:
Sendmail path (eg, /usr/sbin/sendmail):___________________
Send through (eg, sendmail):______________________________
SMTP server (eg, mail.mydomain.com):______________________


1.==========
1.1 Setting up CRON (Optional)

If you want to set up CRON you need to read this section.
If you prefer or if you do not understand this, you can set up an
activation link (Section 4).

Firstly you need to set up script through the CRON:
In the 'startercron' script in 'cron' folder in zip distribution, edit
the line below "put there absolute path to your broadcaster directory":

$yourdir='/hsphere/local/home/yourname/mydomain.com/cgi-bin/amlm';
Change it to your own directory path (refer to Sectio 0 above).

Secondly, you must log into your webhost's control panel and do this:
For some web hosts, click the FTP Manager and then CRONTAB to edit CRON

*/25 * * * * perl /hsphere/local/home/yourname/mydomain.com/cgi-bin/amlm/cron/startercron

What this means:
*/25 * * * * (minute, hour, day, month, day of week)
This will run a cron every 25 minutes.

The following line runs perl (Notice the space after perl):
perl /hsphere/local/home/yourname/mydomain.com/cgi-bin/amlm/cron/startercron

If you do not know how to do this, ask your web host to do it for you.

1.2 Upload all files using FTP
Upload all the files contained in this archive (retaining the directory
structure) to the /cgi-bin/ directory on your server or hosting account.

Tip: I suggest you to create a new subdirectory in your /cgi-bin/
For example /cgi-bin/amlm/

All files should be uploaded in ASCII mode. If you are unfamiliar with
what this means please refer to your FTP client documentation. In most
cases this is all handled transparantly by your ftp client but if you
encounter problems later you should be sure the files were uploaded
correctly as described here.

If you do not want to use cron jobs to start broadcast you can remove your
'cron' directory from installation.

HINT: A good FTP client you can use is CUTEFTP.

2.==========
Using your FTP client set the permissions of the following 12 files to CHMOD '755'
broadcaster
sender
conf.cgi
func.cgi
install.cgi
register.cgi
responder.cgi
logpng.cgi
starter.cgi
xmlimport.cgi
xmlexport.cgi
r.cgi
bounce.cgi

CHMOD '666' to the file 'broadcast.log' - script will write broadcaster logs
there if you will check option "Save broadcast logs" in the "Statistics" -
"Current broadcast log".

Check that all the above files have attributes changed to "-rwxr-xr-x".

You do not have to do anything to the other files which will have permission
CHMOD '644', exept 'cnf.rd'.

While installing file 'cnf.rd' must be set to '666' permission after that you can
change permission to '644.'

HINT: To change the file permissions, right click and select "change file
attributes" in your FTP client, enter the number into the Manual box.

3.==========
Once all the files have been uploaded and permissions set you should
point your browser to the install.cgi file. For example if your domain
name is www.mydomain.com and you placed AMLM
in a directory http://www.mydomain.com/cgi-bin/amlm/ you would
enter http://www.mydomain.com/cgi-bin/amlm/install.cgi into your
browser. When you have done this you should see the Installation screen
appear.

Before proceeding with installation you should ensure you have a database
available. Most good hosting accounts now come with at least one database
as part of the basic package although it may need to be setup before first
use. Ask your provider for details if you are unsure whether you do or not.

Once you have reached the installation page you need to fill out several
fields. There are 4 steps.

--Step 1: To start installation please enter your registration key (license code).
It will be in the email you received during registration at our site. The script
will not work properly if you use a wrong registration key or if you ask for a
refund (we will disable the script remotely). It will also not work properly
if you exceeded the number of domains and copies you purchased. Refer to the
website for details of the version you purchased.

--Step 2: Database connection
If you do not have or do not know the database server, database name,
database username, database password, please check with your hosting provider.

The database server is typically localhost but this is not universal! The
database prefix allows you to enter a few characters, short name, etc.
which all tables used by this installation will be prefixed with.

The default (swd_) will usually be fine. However if you have more than one
copy of AMLM using the same database be sure to
alter it or you will receive errors during installation.

NOTE: If you receiving error like: "Can not write to cnf.rd file: permission
denied", please set '666' permissions to it.

HINT: Go to the Control Panel of your web host, click MYSQLSERVER to do the above
changes. Note you must set the database user role as: dba.

Record the following information:
Database server:_________________________
Database name:___________________________
Database username:_______________________
Database password:_______________________
Database prefix (optional):______________

--Step 3: Database installation.
The script will check existing tables on your database. If tables with same prefix
exist, you can skip database installation.
If you are updating script from Lite or old version please look at update*.txt file
for instructions.
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!ATTENTION: If you chose to install database all existing tables will !
!be dropped. !
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--Step 4: Password to access to administration page. You will need to choose
a password for the initial administration account. You will be able to change
it later.

Write down your password here for record purpose:________________________

The installation script will create and populate all the necessary tables.

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AFTER INSTALLATION YOU CAN REMOVE install.cgi and update.cgi scripts from server.

Please backup and change permissions to '644' to your 'cnf.rd' file.
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4.==========
Now you MUST set up the activation link.

You place a 1-pixel "image" on a well viewed web page, which activates
the script periodically. If there even one visitor a day it will work fine.

When activated, it checks the POP3 email accounts you specified and sees
if it needs to send a confirmation e-mail to your contacts and adds them
to your mailing list.

The syntax of the activation "image" follows:

<img src="http://www.mydomain.com/cgi-bin/amlm/starter.cgi" border="0">

You can even place the activation image on another domain. It will activate
the script everytime somebody visits that page. However, in my experience,
I suggest that you place it on the entry page to your site.

Alternative method is to set up script through the CRON:
See Section 1.1 above for steps.

5.==========
Now login to the admin area using the password you specified during
installation. To run the admin area, just point your browser
to the responder.cgi file

Like this: http://www.mydomain.com/cgi-bin/amlm/responder.cgi


After you logged in please go to "GLOBAL SETTINGS" and enter all required
information.

Personal: Here you can set your admin email and admin name.
Admin email:________________________________
Admin name:_________________________________

SMTP/sendmail: Here you should specify your server's mailing program
Information required:
Sendmail path (eg, /usr/sbin/sendmail):___________________
Send through (eg, sendmail):______________________________
SMTP server (eg, mail.mydomain.com):______________________

Access: Here you can change your password

Time Synchronization: Change time depending on your time zone


Once you have completed the installation, you need to delete out install.cgi and
update.cgi from your server. Leaving it in place is a very serious potential
security issue.

Also, CHMOD 777 to directory 'backup' - script will write MYSQL backups there.

6. =======
Add New Account:

Press "Add New Account" to set up your accounts. Press clone to copy an existing account.

Account Options- set up double opt-in, subscribe/unsubscribe features.
Your need to set up three webpages on your site as follows:
Redirect subscriber: subscriber.htm ("Please check your email to confirm your
subscription!")
Redirect removals: removal.htm ("Your subscription is removed!")
Double Optin: optin.htm ("Congratulation, your subscription is now confirmed!")

HTML Form- copy the html code to use as form on your webpage.
Subscriber Manager- view/edit your subscribers.
Edit Messages- edit your sequential messages.
Links- link tracking statistics.

 


Here are some videos on AMLM which I uploaded to Google, Yahoo and Youtube- which show you how to install the Lite version. Simply choose the site and click the link to watch the videos live.

 

Part 1 of the Video:

 

Part 2 of the Video:

 

Watch the videos live on Google:

Part 1

Part 2

 

Watch the videos live on Yahoo:

Part 1

Part 2


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P.S.
The latest version of manual for the you can find at the
http://www.DrQuek.com/perl/autoresponder/manual/index.htm

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updated:22-6-2007

 


 

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