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Pimms One
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Australia
Insane since: Jun 2003

posted posted 08-07-2003 03:53

Any one knows of any tools that could be used in a Course registration process. i.e. once a user registered himself into database, a confirmation email will be sent out. and in 1 months (or other set date) time send out a reminder.

If there is no existing package. Any idea how this could be achieve?

Thank you so much.

silence
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: soon to be "the land down under"
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 08-07-2003 05:47

How you go about it is pretty easy. A few php scripts tying into a SQL database for your user registration and other database information should do the trick, and a cron job (assuming *nix) set to run 30 days from the registration date.

How you do it is easy. Actually doing it is a bitch and a half. Not to mention a million coding details and access to a php/SQL/SSI *nix server for hosting.

bitdamaged
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 100101010011 <-- right about here
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 08-07-2003 06:22

Just a note on a process, for something like this as opposed to a cronjob set up for 30 days after posting, I'd a run a once a day job that queried the db to find out who had registered 30 days ago and send confirmation emails one at a time.

Actually if you already have the registration process set up then writing the script to send the 30 day emails is relatively easy.



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Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 08-07-2003 14:08

Pimms One: You didn't speciy the language you are using - in PHP you'd just use mail(). Kuckus has done a great tutorial on this function and the 'you have been registered' email is really only just an extension of this:
http://development.gurusnetwork.com/tutorial/contact_page/

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Pimms One
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Australia
Insane since: Jun 2003

posted posted 08-11-2003 07:30

Sorry. I am thinking of using Java and mySQL. What option do I have? Thank you.

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