I'm using simplenews and MIME mail in my drupal 7 site to send newsletter.

When I click send newsletter, the sending of newsletter is in pending status and waiting for cron to run and send email.

Is there any method I can send newsletter email directly without waiting for cron?

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Instead of using cron (either manually or waiting for it) you could use:


drush simplenews-spool-count

Print the current simplenews mail spool count

drush simplenews-spool-send

Send the default amount of mails, as defined by the simplenews_throttle variable.

drush simplenews-spool-send 100

Send 100 mails.

drush simplenews-spool-send 0

Send all mails.

Alternative cronjob usage

If you can't use drush you can trigger cron manually at /admin/reports/status/run-cron, but this will also run all other cronjobs. As an alternative you could install and use elysia cron or ultimate cron (currently the later looks like to be the more active version). Both modules will allow you to run specific cronjobs manually and separated from others.


You can run cron manually by accessing /admin/reports/status/run-cron in drupal 7

Please have a look at this page https://www.drupal.org/node/369754 which gives more information about newsletters

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