View Full Version : automatic emailing system

08-13-2006, 04:20 AM
am working on a very simple basic forum where users can post topics which get displayed in a table.
when any topic is clicked it takes you toa reply form and so on.

Now I want to incorporate an email system where if a user posts a topic certain selected members will be sent an auto email to let them know there is a new post, without sending unnecessary emails.

Now the issue is more on the planning than the coding, i am new in the coding realm and so logical planning of these things are patchy with me at the moment.
Has any one ever done this please and is willing to walk me through.
Thanx :)

08-13-2006, 12:09 PM
you will need to make a subscription service that allows users to subscribe to a certain message. this could be a complicated process if u arn't that good a coding. i would look on the web for a forum that u can download, a good example is PHPBB, this requires php and mysql support, and best of all its free.

08-13-2006, 02:56 PM
thanks. I have built the forum already and its working using php and mysql as the backend, i was just hoping to add more useful features to it.
Thanks anyway

08-13-2006, 06:12 PM
Check with your webhost to see how many emails they allow per
minute, hour, or day. Many are setting limits (to avoid spammers).
That might put a complicated spin on your mass emails.