For you first example you could cron a php or perl or someother file to fire the email at 4:59 M-F. Second example you would do something when the new row is entered to trigger the email rather then having some file checking every second, that could get messy. I would have to do more digging I havent ever had to check something every second. This could answer you second one, but I think most auction sites have something setup as a daemon and it checks the ending time and system time constantly. Last two I havent done, or havent done in a long time. If you want to check on how auction scripts are working today I would suggest. http://www.everysoft.com/auction.html -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Rob Smith Sent: Monday, July 19, 2004 9:06 AM To: Thelist (E-mail) Subject: [thelist] Time Triggered Events on Server Hi, Let's say for example that I want to be emailed at 4:59pm this afternoon telling me that I have one minute left before I can go home. Or in another example, I want the server to check for data every second and when new data is found, it sends me an email. Or, I want to build an auction site on my Intranet. Employees would place items of for bids from time to time and set a time limit for how long they want to sell the item for. When time has expired, determined by the server, it sends an email to the bidding winner, or to the seller who's not sold their item. How do I do this? Rob Smith -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !