When receiving an e-mail I would like to auto-reply an e-mail back. But this is the twist: I don't want to autoreply to the e-mail address that sent it - but want the system to read the e-mail and send it to an e-mail address listed in the e-mail.
To flesh this out: paypal will send me an e-mail. Inside telling me that I have received paypent from a certain e-mail. I want to auto send an e-mail to this e-mail address. Not to paypal.
In the e-mail I send out - I will send out a user name and password for access to my website. This user name and password will work as long as I can keep the site up and running.
Ideally I want to do this with a web based e-mail account such as hotmail or yahoo. However, would still be interested to hear about solutions with other e-mail account types.
Why not just use the Paypal merchant tools you may ask? Why not use the Instant Payment Notification (IPN) of paypal - where paypal can notify me of being paid by passing a message to my server? The use of these kind of tools, as far as I know, requires database capability on my server. I have no such capability at present. This will change in the future. But for now - no.
I realise what I propose here is not the optimal solutuon - using the IPN tool of paypal is optimal. But for now - I am really keen on what I propose here if it is possible. Is it possible?
Would be interested to hear what people think. Many, many thanks.
Good news about the not absolute need for a database. I am thinking of using a paypal like company called payswiss that will post the following info to my server (to a designated url) after a successful payment:
After successful payment process system will forward buyer to your site and some parameters will back to your script by the POST method:
íP action - type of transaction (product/subscription/payment) íP pid - internal product ID íP pname - product name íP buyer - buyer username íP total - total amount íP quantity - quantity íP comments - buyer notes íP referer - system referer URL (http://www.payswiss.com)
You can get this parameters by the global POST variable, e.g. $_POST[--VARIABLE-NAME--]...