anyone has any idea on how i can do schedule emails? i need to send emails at scheduled times, so i will store their content and time to be sent in the database. question is: how do i check/know that it is time to start sending? any comments/suggestions will be greatly appreciated
This is probably better done in a servlet than a JSP. In the init method, you can start a thread that repeatedly sleeps for a certain amount of time. Every time it wakes up, the thread can check if it is time to send out the e-mail.
Welcome to the Ranch moomoo! You'll find this forum a great place to seek help on JSP pages, and there aren't many rules you'll have to worry about, but one is that proper names are required. Please take a look at the JavaRanch Naming Policy and change your display name to match it. Thanks! bear JSP Fourm Bartender
Jeanne is quite correct in that JSP is not a suitable technology for this feature. You might also want to consider implementing this as a stand-alone console Java application that you can run as a daemon process. bear
I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link: http://aspose.com