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    Email alerts - Is it done with a cron job?

    Hi there

    I'm running a property based web site and am thinking about introducing an email alert system for registered users..............Similar to these job sites etc .............you enter the criteria you're interested in and if you choose so you receive an email telling you that jobs matching you're criteria have just come in, then of course they're listed in the email.

    For now I just need to know the most common way that is done in most cases.......am I right in saying a cron job is one way? are they're any others?

    thanks

    Juan

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    cron or good old administrator!
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    Yeah, thats right. I would go with cron jobs.


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