[sword-devel] Bible in a Year Email app

David Overcash webmaster at eurosoccerclub.net
Fri May 21 12:56:16 MST 2004

To my knowledge there have been similiar programs, however, I think your 
idea stands apart from them in it's form of email delivery.  What I 
would do if I were you would be to create a program as you are that 
looks up a sword verse, and sends an email containing that verse...  
However, have that program grab it's list of people to send to from a 
mySQL database which will be on the web, and have a website where people 
can sign up to put their email in that database...  make sense?

-Dave Overcash

Derek Viljoen wrote:

>I was struck by some inspiration to do an application for myself, but I
>wanted to first check if anyone else has done it or not.
>In an attempt to make my devotions more organized, I thought of writing
>an app that can automagically email you the text of a daily reading so
>you can read through the Bible in a year just by keeping up with your
>I wrote a quick and dirty lookup program using the Sword API, and
>started researching libesmtp to see how to send the mail.  I want a
>command-line app that will read a config file for the scripture
>references for the date, pull the references from sword, and mail them
>to a configured email address.  This can all be setup to run from a cron
>Before I jump in and write it though, I wanted to check if anyone else
>has done it, or something similar.
>Derek Viljoen
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