Starting a New Thread when IIS starts

I have a requirement for my web application to start a new thread to process daily emails.   This thread should start when IIIS starts so that no one actually has to open a web page for it to work.  Is this possible?    Can the new thread launch when IIS starts up?

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[ I know that I can schedule a stored procedure to run through SQL Server or run a separate app in task scheduler but the requirements for this project are to keep all the logic in the one single web application)
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phunchakAsked:
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Ted BouskillSenior Software DeveloperCommented:
Sorry but no.  Web sites are stateless and IIS simply sits waiting to fulfill requests for web pages.  Code is only executed when a user requests a page.

By process emails do you mean receive or send?
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Ted BouskillSenior Software DeveloperCommented:
I had thought about using the Application_Start and _End functions but the warning the URL display pretty much describes the issue.

I built a currency trading application that had to poll providers for values and I found that I couldn't trust those events, however, you are more than welcome to try.  For your purposes it might work.

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