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Scheduler

Gammadyne Mailer includes a built-in scheduler that can automatically launch tasks according to a set schedule.  Although this is also possible using Windows Task Scheduler, using the built-in scheduler offers the following advantages:

  • Much easier to configure.  No knowledge of the Command Line is needed.
  • Running tasks can be monitored in a central location.
  • Tasks run in the background without taking up space on the taskbar.

To launch the Scheduler, choose "Scheduler" from the Tools menu.  The following window will appear:

Gammadyne Mailer's Sceduler
The Scheduler consists of one large table.  Each row of the table corresponds to a single scheduled task.  Click the "Create" button to create a new task.  To delete a task, select it, then click the "Delete" button.


Task Editor

The "Task Editor" window appears when you create a new task, or after clicking the "Edit" button.  On this window, you may configure the task's properties.

Gammadyne Mailer's Sceduler
Following is a description of each field:

FieldDescription
Task EnabledUncheck this box to prevent the task from running.
Project FilepathThe drive, directory, and filename of the project file.
OperationDetermines if the project is used to perform a Send Operation or Incoming Operation.
ScheduleDetermines how often the task runs.  You must specify the date and time when the task should run for the first time in the "Next Run" field.


Notes

  • The Scheduler will not launch any tasks in the first minute after it is opened.  That gives the user a chance to change a task's properties first.
  • You may force a task to run immediately by right clicking on it and choosing "Run Task".
  • You may open the project associated with a task by right clicking on it and choosing "Open Project".
  • The Scheduler tool must be running in order to launch scheduled tasks.  It will automatically launch during bootup (appearing in the taskbar's tray), unless there are no scheduled tasks.
  • If you need to relocate the Scheduler's configuration to another computer, use the "Export Tasks" and "Import Tasks" tools on the File menu.
  • It's a good idea to generate a log file so that you can later verify that the task ran as expected.  It may be useful to generate multiple log files by using a * or ? wildcard in the Log Filepath.
  • We recommend not shutting down the computer if a task is currently running.  A task will not automatically resume when the computer restarts.  This doesn't usually matter for an Incoming Operation, but it definitely matters for a Send Operation.  Furthermore, Vista and later systems will not give the scheduled task the time it needs to close gracefully.  Instead, the process will be terminated without warning.  This can have bad consequences.  Gammadyne Mailer is powerless to prevent this.
  • If for some reason you do not want the scheduler to launch automatically when the system boots up, open the Options menu and uncheck the "Auto-Start" box.
  • If you wish to run a Send or Incoming Operation just one time in the future, use the "Schedule One-Time Task" tool on the Tools menu.
  • The computer should be configured so that it does not go into sleep mode after being idle.  Scheduled tasks will not start if the computer is sleeping.  This is configured in Control Panel > Power Options.