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
There are a number of things you can do with this. Some ideas:
- send the user an email when their trial is expiring
- email the user if they haven’t completed the setup process
- send the user a followup survey several weeks after they registered
- send the user instructions if they got stuck on a certain part of your product
Don’t abuse this too much – only send email that’s truly important.