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Importing Email to FileMaker

Question asked by TurtleKoala on Sep 10, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 11, 2012 by TurtleKoala


Importing Email to FileMaker


     Is FileMaker capable of interacting with an email client, such as Microsoft Outlook? I don't know all of the details of the project, but I am looking into a database that compiles data about job applicants and hopefully imports any emails from those applicants into the database. Ideally, I would like to extract information from the emails such as the subject and the text, but even just importing the email as a file into a container would be useful.

     Is this possible with regular FileMaker Pro? If not, is it possible using custom functions in FileMaker Pro Advanced? Otherwise, is it possible that creating a plug-in could accomplish this?

     Thanks in advance for any advice.