On Thu, 23 Nov 2000, chas wrote:

> Goal: an end-user fills in a form on a webpage and clicks
>       the 'submit' button.  As a result, thousands of 
>       customized e-mail messages are sent.
> Problems: 
> (i)   The msgs are customized so Mailman is not appropriate.
>       also, there is substantial workflow so Zope is preferred.
> (ii)  The end user only uses a web browser - s/he will not be
>       expected to log in and use ZClient, so the previous solution
>       suggested below is not viable.
> (iii) The confirmation webpage must return immediately... 
>       ie. we do not want to wait for all the emails to be 
>       sent before the page is returned to the user.
>       This has to be processed in the background (perhaps
>       for the next hour or so, even if the user logs off).
>       Possible scenario : user logs on, fills in form, hits 'submit', 
>       confirmation webpage is returned to the user saying it's ok,
>       emails start to get sent out, user logs off, emails
>       continue to get sent out, user logs back on 2 hrs later
>       and its still processing.
> Anyone any ideas on this one ? Thanks a lot,

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