How to send emails later in Rails 5

If you want to schedule an email to send after a certain period of time in Rails 5 – for instance, to send a welcome email the day after a user has created their account – you can use ActionMailer’s deliver_later method and add a wait_until parameter.

def create
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There are a number of things you can do with this. Some ideas:

Don’t abuse this too much – only send email that’s truly important.

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