I'm helping a friend set up a "Coming Soon" page for his website. Naturally, he wants people to enter their email addresses so they can get updates about the status of the website. I know I can set up a database for him but he's not very tech savy and won't want to learn how to check that database.
So one solution I'm thinking of doing is setting up a webpage at friendsurl.com/pEbRuw3A (or some other random string so that bots can't easily find the page) and having the emails there in a csv format. That way he can continuously check it for updates.
So, is this a stupid idea?