ActionMailer with sendmail any help

hi

any good examples how to set up email (sendmail especially) with ruby
on rails.

I have tried several examples from the net but no success.

I tried these instructions:

http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/HowToSendEmailsWithActionMailer

and what I have now in controller

  def generic_email(options)

@sent_on = options[:sent_on] || Time.now
@recipients = options[:recipients] || "my.email@dot.com"
@from = options[:from] || "Me <my.email@dot.com>"
@cc = options[:cc] || ""
@bcc = options[:bcc] || ""
@subject = options[:subject] || "Test Email"
@body = options[:body] || {}
@headers = options[:headers] || {}
@charset = options[:charset] || "utf-8"
  end

def test
      options=Hash.new
      self.generic_email(options)
end

when I run test http://localhost:3000/test

nothing happens ... no email ... cant see anything on the log etc

on environment.rb file i have

ActionMailer::Base.delivery_method = :sendmail
ActionMailer::Base.perform_deliveries = true

hi

any good examples how to set up email (sendmail especially) with ruby
on rails.

Is your sendmail where rails expects it to be (usr/sbin/sendmail)? You can of course override this setting, but that is where it will look by default.
Also, in order for an email to actually be send you need to call SomeMailer.deliver_generic_email (or create_generic_email and then send that).
Lastly it sounds like you've defined generic_email on your controller, which obviously can't work. It needs to be defined on a subclass of ActionMailer::Base (script/generate mailer will generate you the right files)

Fred

what i have is this:

Controller

i got it to work i needed to add these on config/environments/
development.rb

ActionMailer::Base.delivery_method = :sendmail
ActionMailer::Base.sendmail_settings = {
  :location => '/usr/sbin/sendmail',
  :arguments => '-i -t'
}

#ActionMailer::Base.template_root = "mailer/templates"
  # mailer will look for rhtml templates in that path
  # example: "mailer/templates/my_mailer/signup_mail.rhtml"
ActionMailer::Base.perform_deliveries = true # the "deliver_*" methods
are available
ActionMailer::Base.raise_delivery_errors = true
ActionMailer::Base.default_charset = "utf-8"
ActionMailer::Base.default_content_type = "text/html" # default: "text/
plain"
ActionMailer::Base.default_mime_version = "1.0"
ActionMailer::Base.default_implicit_parts_order = [ "text/html", "text/
plain"]

and config/environment.rb these

ActionMailer::Base.delivery_method = :sendmail
#ActionMailer::Base.perform_deliveries = true
ActionMailer::Base.raise_delivery_errors = true