ActionMailer Views Confusion

I have an ActionMailer, which has a corresponding controller (shown
below). The form to create the email gets invoked from another form, a
list of names and email addresses from another Model. I would like to
return to this list after the mail is sent (for now, however, I am
merely trying to return to Application.home() )

I have:

class EmailerController < ApplicationController
  def sendmail
       recipient = params[:email][:recipient]
       subject = params[:email][:subject]
       message = params[:email][:message]
       returnadd = current_associate.email
       mymail = Emailer.create_contact(recipient, subject, message,
returnadd)
       Emailer.deliver(mymail);

    render :controller => 'application', :action => 'home'

  end
end

Nothing happens -- nothing with the view changes after I click send on
the form that feeds sendmail(), though the sendmail() gets executed
and the mail properly sent. When I look into my logs, I see:

I have an ActionMailer, which has a corresponding controller (shown
below). The form to create the email gets invoked from another form, a
list of names and email addresses from another Model. I would like to
return to this list after the mail is sent (for now, however, I am
merely trying to return to Application.home() )

So do you actually want redirect_to rather than render ?

Fred

Frederick

Either one -- but niether get hit:

def sendmail
       recipient = params[:email][:recipient]
       subject = params[:email][:subject]
       message = params[:email][:message]
       returnadd = current_associate.email
       puts "about to send"
       mymail = Emailer.create_contact(recipient, subject, message,
returnadd)
       Emailer.deliver(mymail);
       puts "sent!"
       redirect_to :controller => 'application', :action =>
'home'
  end

see, the "sent" is appearing....but nothing ever redirects! Any
thoughts or suggestions here on this? Thanks! -Janna B

Oh wait....it;s so easy...just close the div in javascript. Bingo!

I'm trying to implement this on a Blackberry (whose support for
Javascript is something of a joke, even when it is enabled) there has
to be a proper way to redirect this in rails which does not involve
javascript. It seems neither redirect_to nor render get called
(though, the puts line above it does, and the mail is correctly
sent!).

So why can;t a redirect anywhere after this? -Janna B

According to the quoted exception the problem here is not the
redirect. It is the actionmailer which doesnt find the template to
render the email. This raises an exception and prevents further
processing of your controller action. Name your email templates in the
form name.text.plain.erb or name.text.html.erb depending on the mime
type.