Stealth Email Submitter specs
The goal of this script is to submit an email optin form populated with data from a database without the user, who loads the page via popunder ads, or any snooping IT people, knowing about it. While also making the form submission look as if it is a natural form submission from the user's computer (in particular using their IP address). It is basicly cloaking form submissions. Stealth being the core idea. Speed isn't nearly as important as making it as stealthy and "natural looking" as possible. It should Not be defeated by a simple view source, while at the same time I understand that some expert users will be able to break through any stealth tactics, we want to make it as difficult to figure out what it is doing as possible.
An HTML page with an email optin form will be distributed via pop-under ads so that it regularly loads on random user computers. This will be the "Template" page. Basicly it will look like any normal squeeze page to the user who sees it. BUT hidden from view the script will sometimes submit an email address via a hidden option form to an ESP.
The hidden form will be populated with an email address from a database, filled via admin uploaded CSVs, and the form will be submitted from the IP address of the user who is seeing the page. The key here is that the hidden form submission MUST look like a natural user submission to the admins at the email company recieving the submission if they decide to investigate the form submissions.
Whenever a successful background submission is made the page should refresh to a version without the hidden submission code. Basicly reverting to a "normal" squeeze page to all observers after the hidden submission is successful. Hopefully the submission can be very fast and it will look to the user as if the page just reloaded itself very quickly. I am open to other options for this if you have suggestions on how to best hide what the script is doing.
- Admin: owner of the script (me) who controls the settings for how the page loads and what form gets submitted in the background.
- User: The person who loads the page (usually as a pop under ad)
- Optin form: A snippet of html code provided by an email autoresponder provider (ESP) that includes an email field and a submit button.
- List: a CSV of email adderesses 1 per line. THese will be uploaded by the admin, and should be stored in a database, there will be different lists that need to be segregated.
- ESP: email service provider, a company that provides email autoresponder services like: icontact
The system will need a back end interface to allow for the admin to build "projects" (which are the page URLs that will be loaded by the pop-unders) using 3 key components (optin page template, ESP, email list) and a number of settings and stats.
## Full Page by page specs are in the additional info section and the attached txt file in great detail make sure to read them before bidding ##