Re: emailing invoices to customers

Gregory W. Bondy ( (no email) )
Mon, 19 Jan 1998 14:31:34 -0600

You mind sharing your source code?

At 12:27 PM 1/19/98 PST8PDT, you wrote:
>>We are planning to email invoices to customers,
>>instead of sending them by snail mail, or courier
>>I am looking for a software that would read invoices
>>from a database (FoxPro in my case), and automatically
>>email them to the appropriate customers.
>I have my database spit out a file (invoice) for each person into a
>directory. The file name is their username. I then run a perl script
>that reads every file and emails it (using the command line interface
>for Imail) to them. Works's cheap...I can make any kind of
>changes I want to it. I made it so it CC a copy of each invoice to me
>so when the customers whine and complain about not getting an invoice I
>can quickly search the "invoice" email account and find not only the
>email, but the dates.
>As an extra bonus, I made the database spit out a reminder invoice 5
>days before they are due. People who get invoices via email have a
>tendency to forget about them.
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