is it possible to update a portion of our website via email (if a blank email is sent, the dhtml window will be hidden) if an email with text is sent, it will show the box, saying NEWS and a border, with the text sent via email inside...

when you write again, it would erase the first and post the new text... email a blank email, text box goes away compeletly...
i need a master!
teach me!

thank you
pj

i have searched already, that is why i am posting here.. i found nothing.. i just searched over at hotscripts, found ntohing there as well... does anyone know if it is possible to do what i ask? i would imagine it is..
i dont know where to start... but i imagine someone knows...
any help and i would greatly appreciate it!

thank you
pj

I am sure it is possible, but it would not be too easy. Your question is considerably beyond the scope of a typical question posted on a forum.

You would need a program that monitors incoming emails, seaches for a certain subject line or an email address and opens the email and extracts the data out of the email. It would need to run checks on the data to make sure its what the script expects.

The script would then do whatever the update is that you need done on the website. The easiest would be to put the data from the email in a file or database then have a script that reads in the data and generates the webpage dynamically, just like this forum does.

This would all have to be custom written for your specifc requirements.

Maybe its time to hire a programmer? Sites like eLance.com and oDesk.com have many programmers from around the world that will bid on your job.

I cant do it via email, incoming mail servers are not easy to access
in php its a trivial matter
this code embeds in the html at the point the news is to appear

<?php $content=filegetcontents('path to uploadfile');
/* code to check & sanitize $content per your requirments */
if !$content { echo '<div class=\'filler\'>watch this space for news updates</div>';
exit; }
echo "<div class='news'>$content</div>"; ?>

to get the news text
and an upload link or ftp to send the data

its not the approach you asked for, but it may work for you, or a perl guru can produce similar code

considering the thread is almost a year old.......

unsolved, of vague interest to me, an alternate approach if the op is interested enough to return.

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