How to create a subscription box?

Hi guys,

I’m sorry to as such a basic question, but how do you create a subscription box. I’m looking to make one almost identical to the one located on the upper right of

Any ideas/suggestions? Or, do you know anyone that can do this for me on the cheap? Thanks.


If you sign up for an email marketing service like “Constant Contact” they will provide the code. Otherwise you could use an email form and you could maintain your own list.

Here is a sample code:

<form action=’’ method=’post’ onsubmit=’'FeedBurner Email Subscription, 'popupwindow', 'scrollbars=yes,width=550,height=520');return true’ style=’border:1px solid #DDD;padding:3px;text-align:center;background:#F1F1F1;’ target=’popupwindow’><span style=’margin:0 auto; padding-left:24px; position:relative;background: url( right center no-repeat;’/>Get Free Updates: <input name=’email’ onblur=’if (this.value == "") {this.value = "Enter your email";}’ onfocus=’if (this.value == "Enter your email") {this.value = ""}’ style=’width:176px;height:18px; background: #ffffa0 url( left no-repeat;padding: 1px 0px 1px 24px;border: 1px solid #8cafe3;’ type=’text’ value=’Enter your email’/><input name=’uri’ type=’hidden’ value=’zimboora‘/><input name=’loc’ type=’hidden’ value=’en_US’/><input type=’submit’ value=’Subscribe’/>
<center><i>Please click on the confirmation link sent in your Email Inbox</i></center>

You actually need some back-end code (PHP, ASP.NET, etc) to handle this type of thing.

A service like Constant Contact (as eruna recommended) is a good method for handling these type of processes if you don’t have a strong programming background.

Even if you do, they can still be very good (the medium-sized company I work uses them to send out a monthly-ish email blast to about 40,000 people with pretty good success).