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Schedule Email Through ASP.NET or Schedule Tasks Using ASP.NET

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2 Jan 2010CPOL
Send schedule(automatic) emails through ASP.NET web application.


 In many web application we need to send schedule(automatic) emails and we schedule them.

  • Sends emails on a regular basis<o:p>
  • Send the message at daily, weekly, monthly or yearly intervals.<o:p>  
  For this, we normally used windows services or windows application.<o:p>

  But in a shared host environment you're out of luck for running these kind of application because you  don't  have access on a shared server.


We can perform scheduled job process through our ASP.NET web projects without buying dedicated servers.

1. No need to buying dedicated servers.
2. Perform scheduled job process through our ASP.NET web application. 

Using the code 

As we know the web server IIS is continuously running, we can add a timer in the application and the timer can manage all these activities.   

// Inside Global.ascx
void Application_Start(object sender, EventArgs e)
    // Code that runs on application startup
    System.Timers.Timer myTimer = new System.Timers.Timer();
    // Set the Interval to 5 seconds (5000 milliseconds).
    myTimer.Interval = 5000;
    myTimer.AutoReset = true;
    myTimer.Elapsed += new ElapsedEventHandler(myTimer_Elapsed);
    myTimer.Enabled = true;

public void myTimer_Elapsed(object source, System.Timers.ElapsedEventArgs e)
    // use your mailer code
    clsScheduleMail objScheduleMail = new clsScheduleMail();
// inside your class
 public void SendScheduleMail()
   // Write your send mail code here.
For more details, please refer to the uploaded code.


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About the Author

Samrat Banerjee
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
Hi, I am Samrat Banerjee from India.
I am a Software Engineer working in .net platform.
I love to explore new technologies.

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QuestionSend Email at Specific Time ??? Pin
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QuestionHow many times it's send mail to user Pin
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QuestionSame code but dosnt work Pin
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QuestionVery Nice article ...... Pin
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AnswerRe: Very Nice article ...... Pin
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Question[My vote of 1] its not working i have tested on my shared hosting Pin
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GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
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QuestionHow to send mail at specific time? Pin
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Questionhow to use this class file with database Pin
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please help
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