Sending thousands of email with ar_mailer


#1

Hi,

to send an email with ar_mailer I need to generate it and save it to
the db, right?

Currently the code looks very simple:
Newsletter.recepients.each do |recepient|
NewsletterMailer.deliver_dedicated(request, recepient, newsletter)
end

But for i.e. 30000 receivers it’s going to take a long while anyway.
Should I create them somehow in the background using BackgrounDRb or
something similar? If I should, then I could get rid of the ar_mailer
and just send all emails in the background… The only advantage of
ar_mailer in this case would be the functionality to send emails in
batches.

Any thoughts?


#2

The use of backgroundrb is to divorse the long running the tasks from
controllers.

if you use ar_mailer you rails app will be overloaded. So its better to
go with backgroundrb.

Cheers,
Ratnavel.