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Re: sending mail from Postgres

From: Jaime Casanova <systemguards(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: aalam(at)tatashare(dot)com
Cc: Michael Fuhr <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org>, postgre <pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: sending mail from Postgres
Date: 2005-12-28 13:56:36
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On 12/27/05, Aftab Alam <aalam(at)tatashare(dot)com> wrote:
> Hi Michael,
> thanks for your reply.
> you have mention that i can use plperlu, pltclu, or
> plpython for sending mail, i am using windows version of postgres(7.3.1),

on cygwin i guess... so you have to get a version of one  of those
languages (tcl, perl, python) for cygwin

> I have found that no dll in the postgres lib. for above mention language.
> kindly suggest, form where i can find those language lib, & how can i
> install those lib.
> thanx & Regards,
> aftab
> 7.3.1
> -----Original Message-----
> From: pgsql-admin-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org
> [mailto:pgsql-admin-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org]On Behalf Of Michael Fuhr
> Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2005 11:11 PM
> To: Aftab Alam
> Cc: 'postgre'
> Subject: Re: [ADMIN] sending mail from Postgres
> On Tue, Dec 27, 2005 at 02:44:32PM +0530, Aftab Alam wrote:
> > How can i send mail form postgresql.
> You could write a function in a language like plperlu, pltclu, or
> plpython, but a problem with functions that have effects outside
> the database is that those effects can't be undone if the transaction
> rolls back.  A common example is a trigger that sends email when a
> table is changed: if the trigger fires and then you roll back the
> transaction, it's too late to cancel the email.  Depending on what
> you're doing it might be better to use LISTEN/NOTIFY and have a
> client program send email when it receives a notification (notifications
> are sent only when the transaction commits).
> --
> Michael Fuhr
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Jaime Casanova
(DBA: DataBase Aniquilator ;)

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