This module allows you to automate #mail#sending and #messages#sending. This is a tool for keeping your members connected to your site by sending them automatic #emails or #messages at a certain conditions/events. In other words this module allows you to create a so called #automail, which is automatically being sent to all members who meet selected criteria and at a configured date(s)/events.
Main features list:
Allows to filter targeted profiles by membership level and missing profile pics.
Allows to send internal auitomated messages directly to the Conversations module.
it would be great if time could be set not just day. Let's say if I want to send Bulk mail today at 3pm it is not possible because calendar in Scheduler allows only date but not the time. So if I choose today in Calendar it will say that e-mail was already sent .....
The problem is that even if we will allow for setting time - it still will not be guaranteed to be sent at the specified time.
The Automailer just runs once a day and puts mails into UNA's mailer queue which then sends them by portions (see the setting "Number of messages to send from mail queue per run" in the Notifications settings of UNA). Which makes sense because sending a large amount of emails at once can become a challenge for the server and theoretically even can mark it as a spamserver by mailservers.
Not to mention that there are timezones, i.e. lets say 3PM server time doesn't necessarily mean 3PM recipient's time.