Why the heck is Kern using Javascript in his Emails ??!?!?!?!

by Steve Peters Benn 21 replies
Hey All,

Why would you use javascript in a email for links. I just found some in Franks latest email and I don't know what they are for.

It keeps crashing my Internet Explorer



Frank - I'd love to offer advice on why your links are javascript but I havn't got a clue... Maybe it's an error with your autoresponder.

Anyone any ideas ???
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  • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
    Holy crap?....

    Why on this green earth do you feel the need to pollute the forum with what shoudl be a private mail to Frank?...

    Care to read the forum rules chief?... especially Rule Number 1..

    Sorry to be so harsh but it's ludicrous you would do this here

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    • Excuse me Jay, but this doesn't break any rules. I do not have a problem with Frank, I have never seen javascript in email before - I simply wanted to find out what Javascript is for and did Frank know about it? . Do you know what it is for?

      I shall Edit the post.

      Please do not quote rules again that do not apply.
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    • Profile picture of the author Simon_Sezs
      Originally Posted by JayXtreme View Post

      Holy crap?....

      Why on this green earth do you feel the need to pollute the forum with what shoudl be a private mail to Frank?...

      Care to read the forum rules chief?... especially Rule Number 1..

      Sorry to be so harsh but it's ludicrous you would do this here

      Jay
      Geesh..calm down a sec...I think he is just asking why someone would put javascript in an email. (I can think of a couple diabolical scenarios).....
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      • Profile picture of the author John M Kane
        Frank mentioned the importance to "track" email.
        He said html is necessary but, didn't discuss java
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        • His emails have always used referrer urls, he did mention changing autoresponder, but is still using elabs. Regardless, I think his autoreponder service have messed up as the javascript kills my browser.

          No idea what it should do - don't think it nefarious - but if Frank has an advantage I want in!!
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          • Profile picture of the author frank-kern
            It's all part of my evil scheme to take over the internet. (Or I screwed something up in the email).

            Umm ...damn. I screwed something up in the email. Maybe a bug in Email Labs ...but more likely good ol' operator error!
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            • Profile picture of the author zerofill
              It is the latest trend...javascript in email...search computer for your CC numbers...make you join the continuity program...all on auto pilot... MUHAHAHAHA.....
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              • Profile picture of the author Simon_Sezs
                Originally Posted by zerofill View Post

                It is the latest trend...javascript in email...search computer for your CC numbers...make you join the continuity program...all on auto pilot... MUHAHAHAHA.....
                too funny...
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            • Profile picture of the author JustinBrooke
              So funny that Frank just mentioned that...

              I was just reading a book by Jason DatGhuru that there is a weird phenomenon where if you send out 3 emails with Javascript encoded links you'll get a check in your mailbox from some fortune 500 companies in celebration of the Beijing Olympics.

              He says it's kind of like the Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice thing...

              Wait... oh crap... I said it three times - Someone call 911


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            • Profile picture of the author Cowboy
              Originally Posted by frank-kern View Post

              It's all part of my evil scheme to take over the internet. (Or I screwed something up in the email).

              Umm ...damn. I screwed something up in the email. Maybe a bug in Email Labs ...but more likely good ol' operator error!

              Geez Frank, my check must have gotten lost in the mail!

              I'm a member of your list and am still waiting on my billion.

              Cowboy
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            • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
              Originally Posted by frank-kern View Post

              It's all part of my evil scheme to take over the internet. (Or I screwed something up in the email).

              Umm ...damn. I screwed something up in the email. Maybe a bug in Email Labs ...but more likely good ol' operator error!

              And here I was thinking it was a split test. Lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bearded
    I think this begs the more important question of:

    WTF are you using IE?

    Originally Posted by Steve Peters View Post

    Hey All,

    Why would you use javascript in a email for links. I just found some in Franks latest email and I don't know what they are for.

    It keeps crashing my Internet Explorer



    Frank - I'd love to offer advice on why your links are javascript but I havn't got a clue... Maybe it's an error with your autoresponder.

    Anyone any ideas ???
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    • No Bearded it is not an important point at all.

      IE might not be your idea of heaven but the majority of my customers and clients use it. Firefox is my favourite. Safari is nice but not exactly mass market yet. I am shocked that you can't see why I use IE as well.

      Please, people with pointless mac vs pc comments, or browser comments - think first before you post. Do you have any idea how your site looks on IE - and how a lot of your visitors will see it?
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      • Profile picture of the author Bearded
        Cripes. Get all defensive.

        And yes, I know how my sites look in ie, because I use Browser Shots.

        You can see how your sites look in just about any browser on any OS with any version of flash.

        My main point was just that you can't get MAD when IE crashes. That's what it does best.
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        • Profile picture of the author Mo Goulet
          Now I see why the darn "update for Java available" keeps poping up...
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          • Hey Bearded!

            Sorry for being defensive - totally my bad. I had some guy kicking off at me earlier for no reason and it made me a bit tetchy - no excuse though!!!

            So big apologies are due!

            Anyway, thankyou for that bigshot link, I can finally leave IE behind!

            Yipee!

            Thanks

            Again.
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            • Profile picture of the author Bearded
              Hey, no worries, man. I hope that anyone who sees it can leave IE behind, too. I haven't had to use a PC at all for months, and it's been great.

              Here it is again for anyone who missed it:

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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    I haven't really checked, but javascript can be used to optimize graphics, add quick response, randomize, personalize, or add data(like a timestamp) to a query. It can also collect some information about your visit. It COULD be used for tracking, but a simple hyperlink refreshed from your email could do that. Then again, there ARE problems with that, which include the inability to read mail offline or that is too old.
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    • Profile picture of the author Leigh Burke
      Is this how they track email open rates? Just a thought
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    • Profile picture of the author George Sepich
      Yep, Seasoned is right. How do you think he got 9257 posts on the Warrior Forum. It had to be javascript that he used to add quick response and personalize. Otherwise we would think he was once seriously addicted to posting to this forum

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      Hi Steve, hope you are doing well long time no talk.

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      • Profile picture of the author seasoned
        Originally Posted by George Sepich View Post

        Yep, Seasoned is right. How do you think he got 9257 posts on the Warrior Forum. It had to be javascript that he used to add quick response and personalize. Otherwise we would think he was once seriously addicted to posting to this forum

        P.S.
        Hi Steve, hope you are doing well long time no talk.

        George
        Well, I WAS addicted! NOW, I am somewhat passively interested. I SAID kay might beat me!!!!! 8-( I was off a few days because my server ran out of space once and the quotas on my main user got messed up. Well, the email address HERE pointed there, and I couldn't get my password to the new forum. 8-( I FINALLY got the time to fix that, and I got the password. Of course, there ARE more productive things that I could have done.

        In the mean time, KAY beat me. 8-(

        Oh well, MAYBE I'll catch up! 8-) I mean she has to take a vacation SOME TIME, right!?!?

        Oh yeah, I'm doing fine.

        Steve
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