Runners and development/production mode

I’m using a runner script to try and send batch email update, however I
get the impression that the runner is not operating in production mode
and as a result it is falling foul of the system I have in place to
block emails goinc out in development in testing modes.

Is there some way for me to force a runner to operate in a particular
mode, or even to check the mode it is operating in?

My current use of the runner is as follows:

ruby script/runner DiscussionMailer.handle_weekly_post

Many thanks in advance.


script/runner --help
Usage: runner ‘puts Person.find(1).name’ [options]

 -e, --environment=name           Specifies the environment for

the runner to operate under (test/development/production).
Default: development

 -h, --help                       Show this help message.

– Tom M.