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Old January 31st, 2005, 09:53 AM
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Unfortunately web programming is one of the fastest moving technologies out there. But that doesn't mean that you can choose a language that will be supported in feature technologies. VBScript is not one of them. There is still plenty use for VBScript, but it’s not used in .NET and not by any other company but Microsoft, witch in turns make VBScript obsolete as a web programming language. Your knowledge of VBScript is not of no use because programming languages is so alike (in particular scripting languages like PHP and JavaScript/Jscript).

Back to your problem: Do your ISP have a mail component like AspPOP3 You can use AspPOP3 to retrieve your emails from a folder on the server – using your script you can set the value in your database (you have to change your PayPal account email address). If you get a thousand hits everyday it seems to me you got a fine trigger. In your global.asa you could use session on end and some business logic that fire your script once a day.
If this is not accurate enough then you can set up your own computer to activate a .vbs file on the server witch contain your script.

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