Putting Navigator on a daily schedule

Putting Navigator on a daily schedule

Putting Navigator on a daily schedule

Another of CSNav’s handy features is its capability to run unattended ses¬sions using the CompuServe Scheduler program. Scheduler is a program that launches CSNav at the times and on the dates you specify. Using Scheduler, you can have CSNav download message headers and e-mail whether you’re around or not!

You can launch Scheduler by selecting its icon in the CompuServe program group. From the main Scheduler window, you can create launch entries that launch CSNav at specified times.

Say when!

The most important part of Scheduler appears when you click the When button. The When dialog box (shown in Fig. 10.6) looks a little daunting, but it’s pretty easy to figure out.

Putting Navigator on a daily schedule

With the parameters in this dialog box, set the options described here to control when Scheduler runs CSNav:

Time If you want it to run at a particular time, select the time (and

click AM or PM) at which you want Scheduler to launch CSNay.

Once If you want to schedule a single session, select Once and enter the date on which you want Scheduler to launch CSNay.

Recurs If you want to schedule a session that recurs, click Recurs
and specify the frequency with which you want the session to recur.

Every If you want to schedule a session that runs on a regular basis, click Every and indicate the day or the frequency in a day or a month.

Daily If you want to run a session at the same time every day, click Daily.

Filling in these options is actually easier than it appears to be, and you’ll get the hang of it quickly.

Who launches Scheduler?

Just creating a launch session won’t do much for you unless the Scheduler program itself is running. That means Scheduler must be running all the time so that it can tell CSNav when to launch.

To ensure that Scheduler is running whenever Windows is running, place the Scheduler program in Windows’ Startup group. This will ensure that Sched­uler is launched automatically whenever you launch Windows.

Now you’re set! Scheduler and CSNav will do their things, and you will get your e-mail whether you’re around or not.


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