ronash has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Dear Monks, Suppose that for some reason (maybe to piss off my neighbour?) I would like to send an email to a previously chosen address every hour, containing the famous "Hello world!" phrase.
I understood that I needed to use something called Cron jobs. I looked it up on Wikipedia and it seems like the right thing to do.

The sad thing is that I have absolutely no idea about Cron jobs; I can only programme (a bit!) in Perl.

So, can someone please give me a free service to run Cron jobs with Perl, and some general instructions on how to do that? Please keep in mind that I know nothing about Cron jobs.

Thank you very much in advance,