Hello, I run a search engine and want to offer free email services to my visitors. I will need the following:
1. Recommendation of proper server or shared hosting that best fits the size of my website as is while still allowing plenty of room for growth. Right now I host my website with [url removed, login to view], but may need to consider upgrading to a managed server. This website must be able to handle a bunch of email accounts and will use plenty of bandwidth. So the type of server this website resides on, will be decided upon with the help of the company actually designing the free email system.
2. free email sign-up page / form.
3. free email sign-in form with username and password textbox.
3. forgotten password feature.
4. once logged in the user will need to be able to view new mail, old mail (saves for 15 days then deletes automatically), delete mail, and write new mail.
5. Account info: My website randomly gives away $100 every month to active users who perform 5 or more legit searches in a month. This means that there will be two type of member accounts:... $100 Search Members and NON $100 search members. If they want to participate in the giveaway, then their address becomes a required field upon signup.
6. Searches done in each month for each user will need to be tracked to determine if they are eligable for the monthly giveaway. The most recent searches for each user will also be displayed on their main mail login page (SEE ATTACHMENT)
7. The main page will also have a link to edit account info, as well as boxes along the side where weather feeds, and news feeds will be displayed. The feeds are something I will be taking care of on my own. Just focus on anything mail related, including the tracking needed for the $100 search. (SEE ATTATCHED SCREENSHOTS for a visual)
8. I will also need the capability to send out weekly or monthly newsletters to all members.
9. Reporting is also needed for all members emails, all active users, order by who has done the most searches, etc... These reports on all user activity and searches should be downloadable for permanant backup records.
Terms: The company who builds this must agree to give my company full rights to the code after it is built into our website. Once you build it for us, we own it.
Time Frame: The system should be fully operational within 3-4 weeks, at most, after the winning company has been selected.
Final Notes: Attached you will find some mock-up screenshots of how the main mail page should look. This should give you a good idea of everything that is needed that relates to the mail system.
This should be a very simple project for the person or company who knows what they are doing. Please show examples of previous work, especially if you have done free email systems in the past.
* Please note * we may want development of other parts of our website in the near future. Successful completion of this starter project may very possibly lead to more business for your company in the future.
Looking forward to working with the best company.
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