Bear Bibeault wrote:JSP and servlets will be of no help to you in this task.
Ashwin Sridhar wrote:JavaMail would be of help for your project
Paul Clapham wrote:What is preventing you from getting a solution?
(We don't like to do people's work for them here, but we do like to work with them as they do it.)
Bear Bibeault wrote:I'd just write a standalone application that would be triggered by a cron job once a day and send out emails as necessary.
Bear Bibeault wrote:No, why? Just write an application that checks the db for birthdays, sends out emails as appropriate, and shuts down. Run it once a day as a cron job. Why make things more difficult than they need to be?
Bear Bibeault wrote:It's the other way around, cron starts the Java program. Again, you are making this too complicated.
On Windows, you'll need to find the equivalent for cron.
Bear Bibeault wrote:Is the server a Unix system?
Bear Bibeault wrote:Then it will have cron.