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Hello everybody

I have to send a mail on a particular day some what like birthday reminder .. I came to know this can be achieve by using cron job but i dont know how to use it ..
or tell me any other way to achieve it

can any one help me pls,,,
Sep 12 '07 #1
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"cron job" is a Unix term. I don't know what M$ name would be equivalent, but it would be easy to send an email if a certain specified date had passed.

Sep 16 '07 #2
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CronTab is Unix based software and cannot be used on a windows based system.

However that doesn't mean windows can't replicate this.

Check out this URL - It explains how to emulate a Cron Job with the windows task scheduler.

Configuring Cron Jobs on Windows

Sep 16 '07 #3
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Hello everybody

I have to send a mail on a particular day some what like birthday reminder .. using ASP ,please help me with some concept or samples

can any one help me pls,,,
Sep 17 '07 #4
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Hello everybody

I have to send a mail on a particular day some what like birthday reminder .. using ASP ,please help me with some concept or samples

can any one help me pls,,,
Why do you need to do this with ASP? ASP is designed to run when a user asks to view a particular page. Obviously this wouldn't be the most convenient way to trigger a date-dependent email.

If you do have to do it with ASP, then the trickiest part would be to send the email at all, and this depends on what other software you have (you can't send an email directly from ASP, you will need to use some sort of server object which will connect the script to an email program and send the email from that). Do you already know how to send an email form an ASP page?

BTW, don't start new threads to ask the same question again.

Sep 17 '07 #5

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