Dailypage can be used to receive a webpage daily by email.
If you use to visit a website daily, for instance a newspaper or a comics website, you can receive its contents in your email software, as soon as you open it. You don't have the trouble to open the website, and you don't have to remember to do it. Even when you are absent, dailypage can retrieve the website for you and it will be waiting for you in your inbox.
It also could send business reports to manager, or network status reports to system administrators.
Currently the installation procedure is manual and requires a few technical skills. You may need assistance from an IT person.
Dailypage runs in most operating systems including Windows and Linux.
First, you must be sure you have these products installed on your computer:
Dailypage's actions are determined by a configuration file. You can create it with any simple text editor like Notepad. You shouldn't use a word processor like Word to do this, but if you do be sure to save it as a plain text file, not as a word processing document.
This configuration file contains four lines, with four properties:
This is a sample configuration file:
url = http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html smtp = smtp.myserver.com from = firstname.lastname@example.org to = email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
This will make dailypage download NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day page at http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html and send it to two persons: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. It will use the mail server smtp.myserver.com and the sender address will be email@example.com.
You will find a file with the name "sample.cfg" in the dailypage directory that you can use as a template.
You want dailypage to periodically email the webpage. Dailypage itself only sends the page. It has no scheduling capability.
So, you can use the scheduling function of your operating system to periodically execute dailypage.
Below are instructions for a Windows 2000 system:
Dailypage is an OSI Certified Open Source Software.
It is released under the Mozilla Public License 1.1.
The contents of this file are subject to the Mozilla Public License Version 1.1 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at
Software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" basis, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing rights and limitations under the License.
The Original Code is dailypage.
The Initial Developer of the Original Code is Fernando de Alcāntara Correia <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Portions created by the Initial Developer are Copyright (C) 2003 the Initial Developer. All Rights Reserved.
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