[thelist] Sending out mail from the webserver

Chris W. Parker cparker at swatgear.com
Tue Oct 15 17:10:01 CDT 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Lustig [mailto:lustig at buffalo.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 2:14 PM
> To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
> Subject: [thelist] Sending out mail from the webserver
> Hey all
> I'm writing a script for a website of mine, and I have a question...
> what this script is, it's a birthday script. We'll have ~250
> people in a
> database, with their birthdays, and once a week or so, I want
> it to pull
> the people from the database whose birthdays it is and send
> out e-mails
> to them to to wish them a happy birthday.
> Now, I know how to pull everything out of the database and
> whatnot, but
> what I can't seem to figure out is how to set up the server so that
> it'll execute this script once a week. I'm currently on IIS, and I can
> use either ASP or PHP... anyone have any ideas on how to get
> this to run
> automatically?

hey jason.

i think you asked this a few days ago correct? instead of having people
give the same answers as before, why don't you let us know what the
problems were that you ran into and we can continue from there.

or you could let us know why turning your script into a .VBS file and
setting up a Scheduled Task is not suitable for your needs and we can go
from there.

(i'd be interested in knowing other ways of doing it besides the .VBS
way if possible.)


More information about the thelist mailing list