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    I need to set up several php emails to go out each day for several weeks or maybe months. How do I get these emails to go out each day without going to and visiting my web site each day?

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    How much is "several" ... most webhosts have a limit per hour, per day, etc.

    And you would use a free CRON job scheduler to execute your PHP script once a day.
    I use this one: http://www.onlinecronjobs.com/en
    They are fairly reliable. I think they fail me about 1 time every 6 months.
    I execute a script every Mon-Fri at 11am.


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    I got it. Thanks the tip.

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    Another way you can handle it, if you want to be able to control it in-house and have something that would work without scheduling a CRON job when you switch hosts, is to schedule a task in Windows. I have a .VBS file that runs every day at 12:15 AM to open up an IE window, navigates to a page that performs certain daily admin tasks and closes.

    If I have to switch hosts, I can get away without scheduling any jobs because the job scheduler is on my machine.
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