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Best way to send anonymous email like craigslist#1
Craigslist has a nice feature where when you respond to a poster you respond to an email such as job-fepsd-1120347193@craigslist.org. The email is then in turn directed to the real email.

I am looking for a couple pointers on how to do this with PHP.

Thanks,
Levi

posted date: 2009-04-13 11:45:00


Re: Best way to send anonymous email like craigslist#2
I had made out the solution of this problem. click to view my topic...

hope that hepls.

posted date: 2009-04-13 11:45:01


Re: Best way to send anonymous email like craigslist#3
This is usually done by piping an e-mail address (often, a catch-all address) to PHP. Here(s a tutorial on doing it that should get you started in the right direction.

posted date: 2009-04-13 11:49:00


Re: Best way to send anonymous email like craigslist#4
The most probable solution is that they do email piping.They insert the ad with an identifier like "job-fepsd-1120347193" alongside the real email.Then they receive the email by piping it to a php script (check google for PHP and Piping for good resources on the subject).The script then search for the unique identifier and associate it to a real email. It forward the email received to the real guy after.There is also another possible solution (but less possible), they might be using POP3. The would then just cron a check each X minutes on a catch all adress and then forward the message to the right guy.

posted date: 2009-04-13 11:50:00


Re: Best way to send anonymous email like craigslist#5
eBay also offers this feature.

posted date: 2010-01-14 06:35:00


Re: Best way to send anonymous email like craigslist#6
The link to the tutorial is dead.-

posted date: 2012-03-30 06:29:00


Re: Best way to send anonymous email like craigslist#7
The link to the tutorial appears temporarily down, there's a significant difference. Googling "email piping php" will find you others.

posted date: 2012-03-30 06:31:00


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