Leap Day Autoresponder Logic?

I have a number of autoresponders set to go out 30 days and 7 days before an anniversary date (stored in a custom field). I was wondering: what happens when that anniversary date is 2/29/YYYY? Will the date calculations simply not happen in a non-leap year, and the autoresponders will not be triggered? Or is there some logic on the back end that compensates for this?

Just trying to figure out if I should store these dates as 2/28 for an anniversary-based autoresponder to work. Thanks.

Ken Ken, 2 years ago


You should be able to store your dates as 2/29 still, and our logic will still work. I just tested it, and if the date stored is '2016-02-29 15:10', then the autoresponder will be triggered '2016-02-22 15:10' and '2016-01-30 15:10' for the 7 days and 30 days before autoresponder, respectively.

I hope that answers your question! Feel free to get back to us if you have any other problems or questions.

activator, 2 years ago

Thanks Ken! I'm more wondering what happens in a non-leap year. Let's say I have 2/29/1980 stored in a custom date field, and I have an anniversary autoresponder set to go out 30 days before that. (Basically, I'm sending my subscribers a gift on their birthdays.)

So in 2015 -- a non-leap year in which 2/29 will not occur -- what will happen on 1/30? Will the autoresponder fire? Or will it not be triggered because the date upon which it's calculated will not exist?

(Super edge casey stuff here but I do have 50+ subscribers who claim to have leap birthdays...)

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