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How would I get a web site to Delay sending an email for  5 min (ASP.NET C)#

Posted on 2014-07-22
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I don't know how to go about this, and am looking for some direction.  I need my site to send an email out, but this is the issue.  Send it out 5 minutes after they click the button, or close the browser.  Is this possible and if so, how?
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Vikram Singh Saini earned 500 total points
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Send it out 5 minutes after they click the button

// Make thread to pause for few minutes
System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(300000);
// Your code for sending email here

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More details available at - C# Sleep
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by:Carl Tawn
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Normally you would have a separate service to handle sending the email at an appointed time, or after a specific delay. You certainly don't want to be sleeping a thread in a web application as suggested above!
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by:Vikram Singh Saini
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I do agree with Carl Tawn. The solution was suggestive but not recommended for production environment. Thanks Carl for pointing it out.
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by:bmanmike39
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If this is not safe than it will not work for me.
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by:bmanmike39
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Thanks but this is no good to me if it's unsafe, but no one is responding.
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