Unix email question

annemarie's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2008
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I am wanting to process emails automatically, and didn't know if anyone had any suggestions. Our server seems to be on Unix. I want it to work similarly to the way a place like Amazon might do business... basically, I would receive an email from someone with a specific subject line (say it's says they've paid for a subscription). My email would automatically open the email and grab information from the message to store in a database (say the username and amount paid). Is there a way to do this? Obviously some places like Amazon are doing it, but I didn't know if it would be way out of my reach.

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jwshepherd's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2007
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if you use outlook you could set up rules that would lauch an external program to process the data. Or you could write your own pop3 mailer program to process each email ( only useful if that's the only email you recieve on this account sales@xxx.com)
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pradeep's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2005
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What language do you plan to write the email processing script? You can easily access and store mail programatically. See this www.go4expert.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11603
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annemarie's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2008
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Oops... it looks like I won't be able to edit the email account code itself because of the server I'm on. Thanks anyway for your suggestions.