View Full Version : Will I need a VPS account to do something like this?

10-26-2004, 03:58 AM

I sell stuff on ebay, and currently I am thinking of implementing a script (or something) that will sort of check my mailbox periodically, and when a message arrives it will then parse it.

Currently under shared hosting I can't think of a way to doing it, would having a VPS account allow me to do something similar to this?

Thank you.

10-26-2004, 04:04 AM
How were planning on getting the e-mail? On shared account, you can fetch the e-mail via POP3.

10-26-2004, 07:33 AM
Hmm.. maybe a background process, like a cron job or something.

Checking periodically every say 10 minutes?

10-26-2004, 08:12 AM
Yeah, use a cronjob. In fact a few customers do such things.