I am not sure if I can use apple script or if there is another way? i am on a forum that others have written scripts in linux to alert them when someone posts a new thread in a an area of the forum, or if someone replies to their thread and I would like to do this also. I do have a pc, but prefer my mac!! Is there anyone who can point me in the right direction? I am really starting from scratch-although I am a quick learner and can usually figure things out with some direction. Your help is appreciated!!