+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
Web Development Thread, PHP Mailing System in Coding and Web Development; Hi, I am looking for a simple mailing system to which I can have send an email out every monday ...
  1. #1
    01hanstu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    148
    Thank Post
    17
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0

    PHP Mailing System

    Hi,
    I am looking for a simple mailing system to which I can have send an email out every monday morning auomatically.
    Any ideas would be great.
    - Stu

  2. #2

    Edu-IT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    7,459
    Thank Post
    409
    Thanked 672 Times in 614 Posts
    Rep Power
    192
    Email for?

    If you don't need it hosted internally you could look at something like MailChimp, the free version.

    Email Marketing Features | MailChimp

  3. #3
    01hanstu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    148
    Thank Post
    17
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    Hi,
    Thanks for the reply. Basically staff 'Forget' what duty they need to do, So if i can have a system where it emails them every monday to let them know the timetable that would be great.
    Thanks
    - Stu

  4. #4

    powdarrmonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Alcester, Warwickshire
    Posts
    4,867
    Thank Post
    412
    Thanked 778 Times in 651 Posts
    Rep Power
    182
    If you send them the same email every Monday, they will ignore it. This is a staff discipline problem, not a technology problem.

  5. #5
    01hanstu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    148
    Thank Post
    17
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    Yeah - Not my decision. I am just look for another approach.

  6. #6

    Edu-IT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    7,459
    Thank Post
    409
    Thanked 672 Times in 614 Posts
    Rep Power
    192
    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    If you send them the same email every Monday, they will ignore it. This is a staff discipline problem, not a technology problem.
    Could change the subject each week to something exciting.

    - Free cake in the kitchen.
    - Staff drinks on Friday in the pub, all paid for by the headteacher.

    You get the idea.

  7. #7
    AshEarl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    South Lincolnshire,UK
    Posts
    25
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Hiya

    Just a thought, how about sending all staff a reoccuring Outlook appointment with the information attached?

    They probably wont look at it, but it will bug the hell out of them!!

  8. #8
    danbuntu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Maidstone, Kent
    Posts
    307
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 56 Times in 53 Posts
    Rep Power
    20
    to do it with php just use:

    mail($to,$subject, $message) or whatever the manual says the function is.

    then set up a scheduled task to fire it off and change the $message as needed.

    don't spend to much time it though as everyone says it will be ignored

  9. #9


    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    8,202
    Thank Post
    442
    Thanked 1,033 Times in 813 Posts
    Rep Power
    341
    you could setup a google spreadsheet with the timetable and then use a time 'trigger' on a google script to send the mail to each member of staff at the right time,eg 10 min before their duty.

    Google Apps Script - Google Apps Script - Google Code

    Code:
    function sendEmails() {
      var sheet = SpreadsheetApp.getActiveSheet();
      var startRow = 2;  // First row of data to process
      var numRows = 2;   // Number of rows to process
      // Fetch the range of cells A2:B3
      var dataRange = sheet.getRange(startRow, 1, numRows, 2)
      // Fetch values for each row in the Range.
      var data = dataRange.getValues();
      for (i in data) {
        var row = data[i];
        var emailAddress = row[0];  // First column
        var message = row[1];       // Second column
        var subject = "Sending emails from a Spreadsheet";
        MailApp.sendEmail(emailAddress, subject, message);
      }
    }
    or more simply add the timetable to their calendar and send a 10min notification.



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. PHP/HTML Script to show system status.
    By danrhodes in forum General Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 9th March 2013, 07:20 PM
  2. Mailing Lists
    By garethedmondson in forum Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 23rd June 2009, 09:50 AM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14th June 2007, 08:50 AM
  4. E-mailing Parents
    By meastaugh1 in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 24th September 2006, 11:35 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •