Yesturday I was assigned a project where the client wants to be able to send an Excel worksheet through email as an attachatment to a certain mailing address. Once that specific email address recieves the email, then it is supposed to run through a PHP script that will take the updated information and then update that information onto a page (probably through mysql).

What I am having problems with is I have never dealt with Excel and PHP, so I really have no clue on where to start. Also, how would I get mail that is sent to a certain mailing address, processed through another script that will be able to read the excel attachment and be able to update the mysql table with the appropriate data?

Is this even possible? If it is, could you give me some clues on what functions I will need to use and how I will get a particular email address to do what I am needing it to do?

Thanks in advance!