to comply with COPPA standards, newsletter forms are separated from others
in the forms library. Although usage of the pre-installed “Quick-N-Dirty”
Signup form is recommended, custom-developed forms may be uploaded to
Pro Edition and used to create data tables to which the eNewsletter module can
for Creating a form that can be placed on a Site Page through the Newsletter
Signup object is much like that of other web forms, but with a few exceptions:
Although not required, you should include fields through which users may
specify their email format preference (HTML or Text-Only).
To comply with COPPA standards, you should include a field that, by whatever
method, requests information to verify that the user is greater that thirteen
years of age. The name of this variable must be named “Year Born.”
type=“text” name=“Year Born”>
You must include this hidden field somewhere in your form:
type=“hidden” name=“EMAILTO” value=“NEWSLETTER_SIGNUP_PROCESS”>
If your form includes
this tag, you may upload it to the Pro Edition as you would a normal web form.
Once uploaded, it will be available through the normal forms library object,
and not the Signup object.