(To download AMLM, you must first
order the software)
Please read this document completely before proceeding with
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
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):
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
'cron' directory from installation.
HINT: A good FTP client you can use is CUTEFTP.
Using your FTP client set the permissions of the following 12 files to
CHMOD '666' to the file 'broadcast.log' - script will write broadcaster
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
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
attributes" in your FTP client, enter the number into the Manual box.
Before proceeding with installation you should ensure you have a
available. Most good hosting accounts now come with at least one
as part of the basic package although it may need to be setup before
use. Ask your provider for details if you are unsure whether you do or
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
It will be in the email you received during registration at our site.
will not work properly if you use a wrong registration key or if you ask
refund (we will disable the script remotely). It will also not work
if you exceeded the number of domains and copies you purchased. Refer to
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
The database server is typically localhost but this is not universal!
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
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:
denied", please set '666' permissions to it.
HINT: Go to the Control Panel of your web host, click MYSQLSERVER to do
changes. Note you must set the database user role as: dba.
Record the following information:
Database prefix (optional):______________
--Step 3: Database installation.
The script will check existing tables on your database. If tables with
exist, you can skip database installation.
If you are updating script from Lite or old version please look at
!ATTENTION: If you chose to install database all existing tables will !
!be dropped. !
--Step 4: Password to access to administration page. You will need to
a password for the initial administration account. You will be able to
Write down your password here for record
The installation script will create and populate all the necessary
AFTER INSTALLATION YOU CAN REMOVE install.cgi and update.cgi scripts
Please backup and change permissions to '644' to your 'cnf.rd' file.
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
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.
You can even place the activation image on another domain. It will
the script everytime somebody visits that page. However, in my
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.
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
After you logged in please go to "GLOBAL SETTINGS" and enter all
Personal: Here you can set your admin email and admin name.
SMTP/sendmail: Here you should specify your server's mailing program
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
update.cgi from your server. Leaving it in place is a very serious
Also, CHMOD 777 to directory 'backup' - script will write MYSQL backups
Add New Account:
Press "Add New Account" to set up your accounts. Press clone to copy an
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
Redirect removals: removal.htm ("Your subscription is removed!")
Double Optin: optin.htm ("Congratulation, your subscription is now
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.