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    Timed Events

    I was looking at some PHP autoresponder type scripts over at hotscripts.com, and I noticed that most of them say you can send a followup message, say every day/week/month without running Crontabs or without using Cron Jobs. I was wondering, how can they have timed events like that without cron, unless of course the user was supposed to leave their browser open for a month
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    Could you post a few links to scripts that do this? I've never heard of being able to run a PHP at set times without the use of cronjobs (or as you stated, leaving your browser window open all the time and haveing a javascript set -- highly impractical)

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    Well, none of the free ones do this so you won't be able to view the source. Maybe they do just leave a browser open and a timer on the server?
    This one does it
    http://www.hotscripts.com/Detailed/20965.html
    It has a fully functional demo online, if that might hold some clues.

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    Hmm... very interesting. I'd certainly be curious as to how they do that...

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    Maybe theres a free one out there somewhere that does this.
    Well, I know a lot of people, maybe I can *ahem legally obtain the source code for a um trial period

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