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Email notification of site updates.



5:34 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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There use to be a service out there that would allow visitors to be notified (if they wished) when a website they were visiting was updated. They would shoot the surfer an email letting them know the site was updated.

Can this be achieved on the server side using code?


8:33 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I'm sure there is a PHP script available for that but a mailing list would accomplish the same task.


8:38 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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How do you mean? Hence, I am Dumb_guy.


8:39 pm on Apr 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You could create a mailing list for people that want to know when your site is updated.

Or there might be a more automated process available from a PHP script (if you don't know what PHP is, learn it at [php.net...] ).


1:46 am on Apr 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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At least one service is still available - changedetection.com - it is used by Slipstick, among others. Don't know about coding your own.


2:31 pm on Apr 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the info. Exactly what I was looking for.


2:44 pm on Apr 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Another such (free) service you may try is
"Watch that Page"
[watchthatpage.com ]

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