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Re: script to send out a dozen letters?

Source: http://unix.derkeiler.com/Mailing−Lists/FreeBSD/questions/2009−08/msg00772.html



     • From: Gary Kline <kline@xxxxxxxxxxx>
     • Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2009 00:19:13 −0700

On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 02:43:03AM −0400, Tim Kellers wrote:

       Gary Kline wrote:

               On Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 10:07:15PM −0500, Adam Vande More wrote:


                      On Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 6:49 PM, Gary Kline
                      <kline@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:



                              if there are tools to do this, please point me
                              at them, but i
                              want to send out a snail and/or
                              email|HTML|whatever to a handful
                              of companies that i hope to find online.

                              I'm guessing the inside address would me
                              something like

                              Company Name
                              Address
                              Company Email

                              Attn Mr. Smith:

                              [my canned letter]


                              i forget if the inside address is before the
                              recipient
                              address−−I *think* so. is there a way of
                              having date output
                              the format "15 August, 2009" rather than my
                              usual, 15aug09?

                              I am pretty sure these people are most
                              accustomed to GUI/html


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                                 mail, so is there a way of invoking evo with
                                 html capability?

                                 if there are web pointers on this, puleeze
                                 clue me in!

                                 thanks much,

                                 gary

                                 −−
                                 Gary Kline kline@xxxxxxxxxxx
                                 http://www.thought.org Public Service
                                 Unix
                                 http://jottings.thought.org
                                 http://transfinite.thought.org

                                 Not entirely clear on you goal here, but if
                                 this is a repetitive thing
                                 any


                       of the major scripting lang Perl,PHP,Python etc is easily up
                       to the task.
                       Otherwise OpenOffice merge works great too once you get
                       the hang of it.




               i'm thinking of a /bin/sh script. if $1@ caputures a whole line,
               that would grab, say

               123 Main Street

               and $2@ would grab

               York, PA 12345−6789



               Actually, I'm trying to figure out something I can reuse if and
               when necessary, including applying for a JOB!! whatever....

               tx,

               gary




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                         −−
                         Adam Vande More




        t may be a bit of overkill, but you might want to take a look at a
        customer relationship manager (CRM). Both vtiger and sugarcrm are in
        ports (the lastest version of vtiger 5.1 is not yet in the ports, but it
        is a snap ti install, anyway). You have the ability to maintain
        Contacts and Leads, create merged e−mail templates and other custom
        templates in vtiger, and it is so flexible you can hack up the code to
        make it do just about anything you can think of without going nuts
        trying to figure out how the program does what it does. You need
        Apache, php5 with some simple extensions, and MySQL (PostgresQL is
        coming soon). vtiger 5.1 also has an html e−mal editor built in and
        produces very servicable output.

        Leads would be your job prospects, Contacts would be your Leads that
        actually produced a dialogue. I've adapted it to handle Student
        marketing enquiries and do customized bulk e−mailings where I work and
        it is very easy to set−up and use.

        Tim Kellers
        CPE/NJIT



This really looks interesting for when I've finished my book and have
customers and feedback; need to track my ideas to promote novel, deal with
returns and resales. And yes, then finding a job and my third career!

vtiger looks interesting and if the docs are readable, then all the more
so. i'm familiar with everything but mysql. I know it, but am far from
expert. ...Hm.

thanks much for the insight!

gary



−−
Gary Kline kline@xxxxxxxxxxx http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org
The 5.67a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php

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