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PHP/MySQL Calendar - how do i send reminders?

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I'm attempting to build a modest calendar application and i'd like it to have automated reminders that are userconfigurable.  is it possible to even do this with php?  i don't even know where to begin.  Everything i've done with php to date is a simple script that waits for user input to give an immediate result...

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you need to look into running CRON jobs. this is the only way to set a time for something to go out. basically, you'd want to set a job to run every night at midnight (or whenever) and send out all reminders for the following day. i'm not sure of another way to readily accomplish what you're after.

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I've done some more googling and you're right cron seems to be the only way to go. I found these two articles. Looks like i should be able to figure it out from here. Fortunately my ISP lets me set up cron jobs so this should work. Thanks!


http://remindme.omnilogic.net/docs/page10.html

http://www.devarticles.com/c/a/MySQL/Setup-Your-Personal-Reminder-System-Using-PHP/

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