In Yii community we have lots of extention can send emails, such as YiiMailer and Swift and so on, or even IMAPI, thanks for team contribution.
However, sometimes, in the intranet enviroment, the program cannot run successfully since SMTP /IMAP port been banded. So you need to seek other ways. The most simple way is **call outlook** as COM.
There came the need to perform two operations, always, on 'application boot' time. Example? My real world example involved some geo-location logic (that's the first operation) and syncing of some session details so KcFinder can be in sync with the user in context - each user with his own session container (the second).