Forum: Ruby on Rails Scheduling Reminders

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Cf17040cecb2618506f5ca4c14957957?d=identicon&s=25 Robert Dempsey (flatekmonkey)
on 2006-03-23 22:58
Hello everyone,

I am not sure if this question belongs here but I will take my chances.
I am creating a little app to keep track of my homework and when it is
due, and I would like to send myself email reminders within x amount of
the due time. What suggestions do you have for accomplishing this? I am
running the latest versions of Ruby and Rails on a Fedora Core 5 box
with qmail. Thanks for the help and/or pointing me in the right

- The Florida Tek Monkey
9618e8fca8d72bf01814276c53c2568c?d=identicon&s=25 Robert MannI (Guest)
on 2006-03-24 00:19
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I'll just point you to the right direction, because I'm a little bit
busy. It probably won't help you get up and running, but it will give
you a general overview:

1) Do you know ActionMailer? Create an ActionMailer model.
2) Create a script that requires your Rails environment (require
"dir_to_your_rails_project/config/environment"), and that pulls all
the homework that is due from the database, and then sends the email
using ActionMailer.
3) Use cron to execute that script in intervals.
Cf17040cecb2618506f5ca4c14957957?d=identicon&s=25 Robert Dempsey (flatekmonkey)
on 2006-03-24 02:21

Thank you for the information. I do not know ActionMailer but I will
check it out ASAP. Thank you for the help.

- Rob Dempsey
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