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Schedule an Email for Later
This is a guide on how you can schedule an email using Loophook.

Set up the server

The server setup here is simple. A POST endpoint is defined which is listens to request
The sendEmail function sends a test email using nodemailer.
server.js
const express = require("express");
const nodemailer = require("nodemailer");
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async function sendEmail() {
// Generate test SMTP service account from ethereal.email
let testAccount = await nodemailer.createTestAccount();
let transporter = nodemailer.createTransport({
host: "smtp.ethereal.email",
port: 587,
secure: false, // true for 465, false for other ports
auth: {
user: testAccount.user, // generated ethereal user
pass: testAccount.pass, // generated ethereal password
},
});
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let info = await transporter.sendMail({
from: '"Fred Foo πŸ‘»" <[email protected]>', // sender address
to: "[email protected], [email protected]", // list of receivers
subject: "Hello βœ”", // Subject line
text: "Hello world?", // plain text body
html: "<b>Hello world?</b>", // html body
});
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console.log("Message sent: %s", info.messageId);
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// Preview URL: https://ethereal.email/message
console.log("Preview URL: %s", nodemailer.getTestMessageUrl(info));
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}
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const app = express();
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app.use(express.static("public"));
app.use(express.json());
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app.post("/send-email", async (req, res) => {
await sendEmail();
return res.sendStatus(200);
});
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app.listen(5000, () => console.log("Server listening on port 5000"));

Download and install ngrok

To allow sending request to the server on localhost, a tunneling service like ngrok is required. You can download it from https://ngrok.com/download. Once done, simply follow the steps and start a tunnel on port 5000.

Creating a Task

Go to the Loophook dashboard and add your ngrok endpoint.
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Create a request to /send-email.
Define a schedule, here it's a cron that runs every minute.
Run the task.
Running the task should print something similar to the following in the console.
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Set up the server
Download and install ngrok
Creating a Task