Created: 2012-03-26 14:43
Updated: 2018-10-09 11:38
License: mit


Delivers messages via 3rd party providers which have been previously enqueued in redis as resque jobs.

Currently supports tweets via twitter gem and e-mails via postmark gem.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'resque-pigeon'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install resque-pigeon


To start the a worker that will deliver e-mails via Postmark:

DELIVERY=postmark resque-pigeon

This will only load the code required for delivering e-mails via Postmark. If you require a different delivery method, you can start it in a different process:

DELIVERY=twitter resque-pigeon

Alternatively, you can have a single worker which will handle multiple delivery methods:

DELIVERY=postmark,twitter resque-pigeon

Send tweets

Enqueue message that you want to send:

  'Resque::Pigeon::DeliveryMethod::Twitter', {
    "Message to be sent as DM"

If you are using resque-status or any other plugin which requires you to enqueue resque jobs differently, use those guidelines.

E-mails via Postmark

Enqueue message that you want to send:

  'Resque::Pigeon::DeliveryMethod::Postmark', {
    from: "",
    to: "",
    subject: "A very important e-mail",
    message: "A very important message."

All arguments that you pass in will be forwarded to Mail.


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request
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