CommuniMail - As an emergency alert system?

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As an emergency alert system?

#1 Postby scotter » Dec 12, 2007 6:09 pm

I work at a university and would like to use CommuniMail as a sort of emergency alert system. I envision it like this:
  • Student goes to a webpage, signs up ('opts-in')
  • They give name, email and mobile number in email format (for SMS,, etc)
  • They get a confirmation (looks like CommuniMail does this) to authorize via web
  • From there just one or two people are allowed access to the CommuniMail admin page to send out notices (school closures, fire, pillow fight, etc)
  • We would want the system to be one-way only if possible, meaning subscribers reply mails don't go anyhere
  • Opting out? students can reply with 'unsubscribe' or maybe go back to the web interface and opt out??
We are a MS shop... so we have exchange, but I am running php, mysql, etc on a Win box already and I think I can get Perl going... we would just bounce the messages from the CommuniMail box off the Exchange server - I do that with php/mysql now
Is this something CommuniMail can do?

thanks for any replies.