While they are not as fascinating as other jobs one might be familiar with, cron jobs are rather easy to do and quite useful when setting up your blogging by email facility in WordPress. It also helps if your webhost has given you a control panel through which such cron jobs can be set. Otherwise, there is the wp-cron plugin available (search google) but I cannot recommend it because I couldn’t get it to work properly for me, and it seemed to put an enormous load on my server at the time. Maybe it was the Internet, may be it was slow. Heck maybe I was slow. The short story is that thanks to the miracle of cron jobs and a file called wp-mail.php which exists in every WordPress installation, I can now blog by email.

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