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I have an APEX class that is used to send an email out each day at 7PM:

global class ReportBroadcaster implements Schedulable {

    global ReportBroadcaster() {


    global void execute(SchedulableContext sc) {



    global void send() {

      PageReference page = new PageReference('/apex/nameofvfpage');


      Messaging.SingleEmailMessage email = new Messaging.SingleEmailMessage();

      email.setSubject('Example Subject');


      email.setToAddresses(new String[]{'[email protected]'});

      Messaging.sendEmail(new Messaging.SingleEmailMessage[]{email});     



When I execute the send() method via an instance of the ReportBroadcaster via anonymous APEX, it is delivered as expected. However, when I schedule the class, the email is delivered with a blank body. If I switch the email body to plain text, it delivers fine (but that doesn't work for me).

How do I make this work?


You cannot call getContent() on PageReference instances from either scheduled APEX or @future methods (I'm not sure why that would be, but it is what it is). I think that the solution will be to create a web service that I'll call from the @future method. Seems incredibly hacky, but I'm not sure what else I could do.

This is how to send HTML emails from scheduled APEX:

Create a class that implements the Schedulable interface.

Have the execute() method call an @future method.

Have the @future method call a web service enabled method in the class that sends the email.

While this approach is roundabout, it works

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getContent() method is not supported in scheduled Apex. Try using this it won't throw any error.

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