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capture user email if they download pdf brochure?

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  1. Mark
    Mark avatar
    86 posts
    08 Feb 2010
    27 Sep 2010
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    We have a load of brochures on our website
    Instead of allowing users to download these PDF's, we want to capture their email address so we can follow up with a sales lead

    does this functioanlity exist? i've not seen it in the market place or out of the box

    how would we integrate something like this?
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    12 Sep 2017
    27 Sep 2010
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    Hi Markus,

    1. If you require login before giving these users access to the download section you can use their Membership data - MembershipUser.Email Property

    2. If you do not require login you can create an standard ASP.NET HttpHandler and if someone makes are request to your library send it to a custom email form. The user should type its email there and you can persist it in a custom table by using LINQ or Open Access ORM.  You can easily query this table and check if the email exists so you can add a new record or just proceed with a download. To avoid multiple redirection for the  same user you can create a cookie with maximum expiration date which will allow the same user to download files multiple times without going to your form which will be not necessary. 

    Ivan Dimitrov
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