I am putting to gether a new website which will need to validate new accounts by using another website's message boards. I can't explain yet why but it is critical as the validation method.
What I'm looking for is a script or server based tool for our linux webhost which will, amongst other database activities, dynamically create a new text string for each new account application. It will send an email to the user requiring them to log onto this other website (yes, they will be a member of that website and no, its NOT geekzone lol).
They will need to start a new message thread in a particular message board on that site. They will use the string created by the script as the title of the new message.
The server script will then be required to log onto the other website and pro-actively search their message boards for that string. If found the script will then validate the account on our host server and add the info into our website's MySQL database.
We need the above to be based on a linux server so I'm assuming the script will be PHP?
I had a programmer writing one for me but he was doing so in MS ASP for a windows server which caused us huge issues and he is employed full time which meant this project has had delays.
I am therefore trying to find a way to do this in a server script which will work on one of our linux servers.
I'm looking for a programmer or somone who knows a script or a programmer who could write one. Prefereably they would reside in in or close to Auckland but this isn't compulsory.
Any help would be appreciated. Pleaes leave a response here. Or you are welcome to email me at email@example.com.