Using SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services to build an email notification system

I am building a .NET application for a client that wants to setup an simple email notification subscription system. I plan on building an fairly easy input form to enter the user registration information (email address, etc...). Once they are registered they will have access to the content. The notification system needs to remind the user they have access to the content every 3 weeks before there access expires. How can I do this with SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server Reporting Services?  Where I can send the user an HTML formatted email reminder.  Thanks for any help in advance!!
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Raja Jegan RConnect With a Mentor SQL Server DBA & ArchitectCommented:
Ok, just a cursor to accomplish the logic in steps a and b and below code can help you out on that.
DECLARE @email_subject nvarchar(1000)
DECLARE @email_body nvarchar(max)
SET @email_body = N'Reminder'
SET @email_body = N'<html><body>Dear {0},<br />Reminder.</body></html>'

DECLARE @email varchar(500);
DECLARE @pbody nvarchar(max)

DECLARE notification_cursor CURSOR FAST_FORWARD FOR
SELECT email, name
FROM ur_table
WHERE isaccess = 1
or last_access_date >= dateadd(ww, -3, getdate())

OPEN notification_cursor
FETCH NEXT FROM notification_cursor INTO @email;

WHILE @@FETCH_STATUS = 0
BEGIN
  SET @pbody = 'some_value'

  EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail
    @profile_name = N'some_profile_name',
    @recipients = @email,
    @subject = @email_subject,
    @body = @pbody,
    @body_format = 'HTML'
  
  FETCH NEXT FROM notification_cursor INTO @Id, @email, @name
END

CLOSE notification_cursor
DEALLOCATE notification_cursor

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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & ArchitectCommented:
>> How can I do this with SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server Reporting Services?

You can use SQL Server 2008 alone to achieve your objective

1. Enable Database Mail in SQL Server 2008 - Make sure that you should have SQL Server edition other than SQL Server 2008 Express.
http://blog.sqlauthority.com/2008/08/23/sql-server-2008-configure-database-mail-send-email-from-sql-database/
2. Create an SQL Server Agent Job with the below tasks.
a. Add a TSQL Step to check for list of members to send email notifications
b. For all those members, capture their email addresses.
c. Configure sending emails to those users via Database email.
d. Schedule this job to run daily

Once done, the users should be receiving notification emails.
Make sure that all necessary logics are included into TSQL Step.
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encoredatasAuthor Commented:
I understand steps c and d , but is there an example of how to accomplish steps a and b. Thanks for all the help!
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encoredatasAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the quick response.  This is just what I needed!!
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & ArchitectCommented:
Welcome..
And glad to help you out..
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