YOu need to contact your host first.  What you need is for the server to
detect emails coming into a certain address, or with a certain subject line,
and pass them over to a free-standing (ie not a browser-run) PHP script.

The trick will NOT be the parsing of the text and inserting it into the DB,
the trick be getting the email piped into the PHP script -- and this is very
dependent on which server/mail/OS they're running.

Justin French

on 12/08/02 11:36 PM, Frank Schellenberg ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:

> In Short: What I need is a php script that reads an email file and split its
> data to a mysql file.
> A bit longer if you are still interested....
> For the following project:
>, a journey I am going to make on a bike.
> What are the plans:
> I am taking a satilite phone and SMS my possition with GPS coordinates like:
> N50.34.234 E006.45.34 on 23-feb-2003
> I already have a script that translates that sms to an e-mail that looks the
> same.
> Then what:
> This e-mail needs to be split up like this:
> N50.34.234
> E006.45.34
> 23-feb-2003
> and then be insterted into a mysql database.
> The result then is that my exact location is know everyday and will be
> plotted on the web.
> The website runs on a cobalt server
> As my php knowledge is very limited and I searched the web for a script to
> do so I havent found it, could any of you help, as it must be out there!
> Thanks for any helpfull contribution.
> Frank Schellenberg

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