[ANN] ar_mailer 1.1

ar_mailer allows you to queue ActionMailer emails in the database
that will be sent with a separate process. ar_mailer gives drastic
speed-ups when you need to send many emails.

To install ar_mailer:

sudo gem install ar_mailer

You can also download ar_mailer from Rubyforge:


For instructions on how to convert from the regular delivery methods
to using ar_mailer see:


ar_mailer-1.1.0 follows quick on the heels of ar_mailer 1.0. I’ve
got several important features and bug fixes:

== Features

  • Added --chdir to set rails directory
  • Added --environment to set RAILS_ENV
  • Exits cleanly on TERM or INT signals
  • Added FreeBSD rc.d script
  • Exceptions during SMTP sending are now logged
  • No longer waits if sending email took too long

== Bugs fixed

  • Fixed last send attempt in --mailq
  • Better SMTP error handling
    • Messages are removed from the queue on 5xx errors
    • Added Net::SMTP.reset to avoid needing to recreate the connection

Eric H. - [email protected] - http://blog.segment7.net
This implementation is HODEL-HASH-9600 compliant