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Sending e-mails using database triggers

I wish to know how I can send e-mails to people using database triggers to capture values entered in specific columns.

To send e-mail from within the database, use the UTL_SMTP package. An example of how to use this package to send an e-mail is available right in the Oracle docs. The following link will take you to that example:
From that, it shouldn't be too hard to use UTL_SMTP in your trigger code.

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