I’ve seen some discussions already in the mailing list about sending
Mass Emails in Rails, but they’ve been pretty unsatisfying.
I’m working with a non-profit with a low budget. They’d like to save
money on email communication by building a tool that will allow them
to send out graphic emails through their site. The hitch is that the
web host has an SMTP throttling limit of 50 recipients/blast and 500
recipients/hour. Their mailing list is just over 500 recipients.
Someone suggested I use a combination of BackgrounDrb and ar_mailer to
feed the emails into a database and cycle through a portion of them
every few minutes. But I’m an intermediate Rails developer and I
couldn’t make heads or tails of some the documentation on those two
tools – especially ar_mailer.
Can anybody provide a better solution or a tutorial/walkthrough on
using BackgrounDrb and ar_mailer together?
P.S. The answer is not to BCC everyone on the mailing list.