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## Email Subscriptions

I am subscribed to a number of the forums on my board (via the admin interface), yet I have never received a nightly subscription report to any of them. I do get alerts when I receive a message or a reply to my post, but for some reason, nothing on the subscriptions. When I check my profile / email subscriptions it says "There are no forums available for subscription. " Is there something I need to do to "turn this on?" http://webboard.babiesonline.com
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Shannon Anderson
Babies Online.com
You need to set up (your ISP should be able to do this) a cron job (or equivelant) so that the admin/cron/subscribe.pl script is run daily as:

This will send the subscription e-mails once per day.

Jason Rhinelander
I'm on an NT server... isn't CRON a UNIX thing?
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Shannon Anderson
Babies Online.com
Hi,

Yes, you want to use Windows Scheduler I believe. Simply add a scheduled task that runs "c:\full\path\to\subscribe.pl --send" as the job, and set it to when you want the subscription to go out.

Cheers,

Alex
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I can set this up but I'm not too familiar with the program. Could this cause any problems on the server?
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Shannon Anderson
Babies Online.com
Hi,

No, not really. All it will do is run the script once a day, and that script will send out the email subscriptions. You can test it manually, by running perl subscriptions.pl --send from command prompt. It should not produce any output, but you should get an email with the digest.

Cheers,

Alex
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anyway of running this from a browser?

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ughhh my own answer line 29 or so

Code:
print "This script can only be run from shell/command prompt.";

hmmm might be nice to run it as a link or something.
as in a testing situation

openoffice + gimp + sketch ...

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QooQ: Mar 27, 2002, 6:29 PM