Send Legacy Reminders

Usage:

To send out a daily reminder email listing individuals and marriages whose birth, death (V7 only), and marriage month/day match the current date:

  1. Open your database in Legacy.
  2. Check the birth, death (V7 only) and marriage reminder flags of the individuals/marriages that you wish to include in the email messages.
  3. Open your Legacy database in _LTools_.
  4. Click on Options, then Preferences in _LTools_.
  5. In the User category...

    1. Set UserEmailAddress to the email address you use to login to your SMTP server (ex. "obi-wan@aol.com" ).
    2. Set UserEmailPassword to the password you use to login to your SMTP server (ex. "wookiee" ).
    3. Set UserSmtpServer to your SMTP server's host name (ex. "smtp.aol.com" ).
    4. Set UserSmtpPort to the port you use to communicate with your SMTP server ... leave as -1 if you want to use the default port (ex. 587).
  6. In the Reminders category...

    1. Set ReminderBcc to a comma separated list of email id's you wish to Bcc the email to. By default, this LTool will address the email to the UserEmailAddress you entered, and Bcc it to any additional addresses (ex. "gramma@earthlink.net,unclefred@gmail.com,auntsophie@comcast.net"").
    2. Change any other properties in the Reminders category as desired.
  7. Close _LTools_.

Now you must set up a scheduled task to run _LTools_ in "reminder" mode. To do this in Win XP, go to Start \| Settings \| Control Panel \| Scheduled Tasks and add a new scheduled task to run daily at a time of your choosing. Set up the task to run:

"C:\Program Files\Zipper Software\LTools\LTools.exe" LTools.xml -r

The "-r" argument tells _LTools_ to run silently in "reminder" mode.

Set up the task to start in:

"C:\Program Files\Zipper Software\LTools\"

Now, at the specified time, _LTools_ will automatically start up, check your Legacy database to see if there are any reminders for that day, and email them to the specified addresses.



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