I'm new to postmaster. I've been using MX Notify to do some basic notifications. However, I'm looking to to send a "reminder email" that will trigger a CRON timer of +3 days after a initial email is sent. Is this possible with Postmaster? I haven't wrapped my head around how hooks, parcels, etc should be aligned yet. Thoughts?

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This is definitely possible with Postmaster. You would setup two parcels. The first would be the immediate email. Don't worry about sending this email later. Create a new Parcel (or duplicate) and set that second Parcel to send in the future using the relative date field. You can set it to "+3 days" and it will recognize it and put the email in the queue for the appropriate time.

Then you just use the Ping url provided in the CP and setup a CRON job to ping it at your specified interval. You could also use the Notifications API, but this is much more advanced and probably overkill for what you need.

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  • I'll five this a try, Justin. Like I said, I'm trying to wrap my head around how postmaster works. :)
    – Jon Nixon
    May 31, 2013 at 16:06

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