Rediffmail autologin shell script

Rediffmail has a 30 day login policy. This means that, if a user does not login at least once over a period of 30 days, email delivery to the account is stopped. Also, if the user does not login over a period of 45 days, all existing emails are deleted. I have access to 5 or 6 rediffmail accounts and I frequently use only 1 or 2 of these. I got the 30-day warning in 2 of my accounts sometime back. Since then, I have made it a point to login to all my accounts at least once in two weeks. This was very inconvenient for me and so I decided to write a script to auto-login into my rediffmail email accounts so that I do not lose my emails due to the 30/45 day login policy.
Download code (3 kb zipped file)
Note: To use this script, you need to have shell access to a Unix/Linux machine.
[1] File 1: (the shell script)
lynx -dump -post_data < /home/maisnam/cron/rediff/myemail1.txt lynx -dump -post_data < /home/maisnam/cron/rediff/myemail2.txt lynx -dump -post_data < /home/maisnam/cron/rediff/myemail3.txt [2a] File 2a: myemail1.txt FormName=existing&login=myemail1&passwd=mypassword1 [2b] File 2b: myemail2.txt FormName=existing&login=myemail2&passwd=mypassword2 [2c] File 2c: myemail3.txt FormName=existing&login=myemail3&passwd=mypassword3 In the above example, I have 3 email accounts -, and Their username and password information is stored in 3 files: myemail1.txt, myemail2.txt and myemail3.txt. The shell script reads in the information from each file and passes them to the login script as a POST entry. The output (which is currently pushed to /dev/null) would be the text-only(lynx) view of the inbox screen for each email account. [3] Add to crontab The shell script in [1] has to be executed periodically by adding an entry to the crontab file. An example crontab entry would look like this: 0 0 * * 2,4,6 sh /home/maisnam/cron/rediff/ > /dev/null 2>&1
In the above case, the script would be executed at 12 am, 3 times every week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
A sample file structure is available here.
The code (zipped file) is available here (3 kb).
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3 thoughts on “Rediffmail autologin shell script”

  1. Bobby…i think u need to see the website of the person who has commented above (Dhiraj)…i think u will find the last couple of posts straight out of ur blog….including the script that he supposedly wrote!


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