Any plugin to send email asyncronously in the background

We would like to queue our emails and send them outside of the
application using an external SMTP provider. Any plugin out there which
will do this for us? I would like to explore before we go all out &
write our own.

aj

delayed_job [0] is a nice plugin to do things in the background.

  mx.

[0] http://github.com/tobi/delayed_job/tree/master

We would like to queue our emails and send them outside of the
application using an external SMTP provider. Any plugin out there which
will do this for us? I would like to explore before we go all out &
write our own.

ar_mailer does something like this.

Fred

You can also take a look at this episode of Railscasts:
http://railscasts.com/episodes/129-custom-daemon Making your own
daemon to run in the background is surprisingly easy.

I used Spawn (http://blog.sidu.in/2008/06/spawn-reliable-background-
processing.html) _really_ easy to setup. Don't expect any great
control though.

Ajaya Agrawalla wrote:

We would like to queue our emails and send them outside of the
application using an external SMTP provider. Any plugin out there which
will do this for us? I would like to explore before we go all out &
write our own.

aj

thank you all for your suggestions. Instead of creating another queuing
solution for email, i went back to default sendmail to send email &
configured sendmail to use an external authenticated SMTP server to
relay the email.

http://www.phinesolutions.com/sendmail-gmail-smtp-relay-howto.html

Thanks

AJ