[thelist] Automated Email Script - ideas please

Marty Landman mlandman at face2interface.com
Mon Aug 3 12:12:47 CDT 2009

On Mon, 3 Aug 2009 15:18:12 +0100 Chris Dempsey wrote:

>One of our clients needs us to send automated emails the body of which
>will request a product be reserved for our client.

Chris, comments embedded below.

>- scheduled cron job on linux [I know cron can be used for scheduling
>backups etc., assume it could send emails as well but know nothing about
>writing the script]

This is how I'd suggest approaching it. Cron is simply a way to 
schedule running /something/, like a script that sends an email.

>- if an email was sent once every second for two minutes leading up to
>and following the bid opening time what are the implications of the
>sender/sender's IP being flagged as spamming

That sounds like a bad way to approach it, but I'm unclear about the 
details. Is there an incoming email that triggers this process? Is 
human intervention needed, or could the whole process conceivably be automated?


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