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Automatically invoke the mailer engine.¶
There are some way to automatically invoking the direct mail mailer engine.
- Scheduler (recommended)
- The CLI script
- Using scheduled task with Gabriel (Ext: Gabriel)
It's recommended to use the scheduler option to automatically invoking the mailer engine.
Configuring direct_mail on Scheduler¶
This is the most recommended way to automatically sending the newsletter. In Scheduler module there will be 2 direct_mail job:
- Mailing queue
- Create Mail from draft
The first job sends the mail out. The second one creates a mailing object based on the configuration saved in the “Direct Mail” module, with checked “Save these settings as draft” checkbox.
Configuring the CLI script¶
Since TYPO3 4.x there is a CLI mode for TYPO3. The direct_mail CLI script uses the new CLI-API, which is available since TYPO3 4.1.x.
Before writing a cron task in your crontab, a BE-user with the name of “_cli_direct_mail” has to be created. This user must have no administrator right. After creating the BE-user, you can write the following line in the crontab:
*/5 * * * * /ABS/PATH/TO/SITE/typo3/cli_dispatch.phpsh direct_mail masssend
This will call the CLI-script with two parameters: the extension's key (direct_mail) and a task (masssend).
Configuring direct_mail on Gabriel¶
This is also deprecated, since Gabriel extension is renamed Scheduler and since 4.5.x a system extension.
Please refer to the documentation of Gabriel. The direct_mail task will be shown in the list of task automatically.