Well i've just searched the forum to see if my question has been answered prioer to posting, but seem to find the answer.
Well basicly i've created a script to help me monitor and maintain the domain names my company owns (1000's)
I've virtually finished it but i am missing one bit - the auto email's reminding me when a domain will expire - I know you get the reminders from registrars but they only send to myself and others need to know this informaiton eg: Marketing, IT dept and i dont want them to have access to the domain contral panel at the registrar.
So i've been looking up possible ways to generate an automated email - but to no avail.
I have the following fields in my database:
domain_name, company_name, exp_date (Which is the expiry date in 0000-00-00format
So i was wondering if a cron job script can be run daily to check the domains that will expire in the next 7 days. For example if a domain had a exp_date as 2008-05-16 when the script is run on the 2008-05-09 an email will be sent to telling me such a domain is expiring soon.
If any 1 can point me in the right direction, i'd be very greatful