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I wonder if there is a way to set up one box to pull the site every minute, then send emails to everyone if there is a change, thereby taking some of the load off the server. I guess if they have a server designed for NYTs, we should be okay.
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I wonder if there is a way to set up one box to pull the site every minute, then send emails to everyone if there is a change, thereby taking some of the load off the server. I guess if they have a server designed for NYTs, we should be okay.
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I wonder if there is a way to set up one box to pull the site every minute, then send emails to everyone if there is a change, thereby taking some of the load off the server. I guess if they have a server designed for NYTs, we should be okay.

the primary issue with that is unless you have a corporate domain you'll get spam blocked for sending 100s of emails out at once.

I own 5 domain names and I can't get away with it.

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I set it up last night and used the main XIM discussion page as a test (just look at the most recent post time, there is a new post at least every minute :) ) and I do indeed have it working and sending an SMS message to my phone. It includes a bit of extra headers but that's ok because it works!

I am willing to add people to a distribution list, but I'm leaving for work in 30 minutes so speak up now. PM me your cell phone # AND your carrier, per the page abc123 linked: http://sms411.net/how-to-send-email-to-a-phone/. Don't forget, if you don't have an unlimited texting plan, there will be a charge by your carrier. Also, if the availability says something something other than "In Stock" that updates frequently (not likely, I think) then you could get quite a few SMS messages lol.

Edit: Ok heading out now. If the store doesn't open today I will extend my offer to, say, 24 people tonight.
« Last Edit: 07:47 AM - 02/10/11 by RnDMonkey »
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I don't know if you guys are testing the email notification feature, but it's not working at all for me.

I've been testing it on my latest posts page, and it will notify me of changes on my desktop, but it will not send me an email. And yes, I have registered and authenticated my email address/account.

In your alerts tab for alert box click options for the alert and make sure "send email" is clicked
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In your alerts tab for alert box click options for the alert and make sure "send email" is clicked

LOL, he got it working already, this made me smile.

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How would one set it up to send texts?

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I set it up last night and used the main XIM discussion page as a test (just look at the most recent post time, there is a new post at least every minute :) ) and I do indeed have it working and sending an SMS message to my phone. It includes a bit of extra headers but that's ok because it works!

I am willing to add people to a distribution list, but I'm leaving for work in 30 minutes so speak up now. PM me your cell phone # AND your carrier, per the page abc123 linked: http://sms411.net/how-to-send-email-to-a-phone/. Don't forget, if you don't have an unlimited texting plan, there will be a charge by your carrier. Also, if the availability says something something other than "In Stock" that updates frequently (not likely, I think) then you could get quite a few SMS messages lol.

Edit: Ok heading out now. If the store doesn't open today I will extend my offer to, say, 24 people tonight.

Ok I'm home now, so send me a private message if you want to get in on my SMS (text message) auto-notification.
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I can't see where to enter an email address for it to send it to... Using firefox on a mac

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Nm, gotta register, duh for not reading

I got excited, jeez

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i tested mine again and it gave me a txt msg WEEE @[email protected] .. just gota leave pc on 24 hrs a day now not to mention my phone soo i can get txt msgs in the middle of the night lol

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Can you have it sent to something other than the e-mail you registered under, or do I need to create a different account with my cell's text number as the account e-mail?

I set up email forwarding to automatically handle this.
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Thanks for the info, abc123, it was very useful! :)
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