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Problems Emailing My Customers from FileMaker Pro 11 Via  OS X Mail

Question asked by LostInData on Apr 1, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 4, 2012 by LostInData

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Problems Emailing My Customers from FileMaker Pro 11 Via  OS X Mail

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Hi,

This is a newby question I guess, but I am struggling. I have a couple of hundred customer email addresses that I want to send a promotional email to. Everyone has agreed to getting the occasional email from me, so there's no problem there. Each email will have a smallish attachment (a graphic).

I have worked out how to get a decent plain text email produced by FM, and it attaches the graphic, sends the job to Mail and Mail starts sending the emails. This is where the problem starts.

Mail cannot send the emails fast enough, and when the outbox gets to something like sixty emails Mail just hangs. 

My question is, short of getting an SMTP server (I have no idea how that's done), is there any way to manage the process better from my own Mac, so that it all works smoothly?

Thanks, Phill

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