Re: [Evolution] How do I schedule a recurring email message?

On Mon, 2009-09-28 at 13:29 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Mon, 2009-09-28 at 11:24 -0500, Leonard Evens wrote:
On Mon, 2009-09-28 at 11:20 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Mon, 2009-09-28 at 09:59 -0500, Leonard Evens wrote:
I would like to send a recurring email message as a reminder, but i
can't figure out how to do it using evolution.

Previously I just used cron with something of the form
echo "...." | mail -s Reminder xxx yyy

Unfortunately, Comcast started blocking port 25 for security reasons.  I
set up evolution to use an alternate port, but I don't want to have to
bother figuring out how to do it for sendmail.

I tried using evolution's calendar to scehdule a recurring event.  But
the alarm option to send and email is grayed out.   I looked briefly at
the archives, and it appears that this is a well known bug or feature,
depnding on your point of view.

Is there some way to do what I want using evolution or some other

Go back to using cron, but with sendEmail
(, which can send
SMTP to any port. It doesn't need sendmail.

Thanks for the suggestion.  It appears to offer only the source rpm
package.  But I'm sure I can manage with the tar package.

It's just a self-contained Perl script so it's trivial to install.


I installed it and after some considerable effort got it to do what I
wanted.  I needed to specify and option for essentially everything,
including the username an password for my outgoing mail server.  At some
point, I will go through the perl script and rewrite it so it does just
exactly what I want and save that as the program I run under cron.
Meanwhile I have made a shell script that executes sendEmail with all
the required options set.
Leonard Evens len math northwestern edu
Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics, Northwestern University

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