2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 4, 2012 7:12 AM by KellyNickie

    Sending Email through FileMaker with Error Messages from my Outlook Inbox

    KellyNickie

      Summary

      Sending Email through FileMaker with Error Messages from my Outlook Inbox

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      11

      Description of the issue

      Hi there,

      I've been testing the database with the Email feature with co-worker's email addresses. It is hooked up to my Microsoft Inbox. Whenever I've sent the emails (4 of them), my Microsoft Outlook Inbox will appear with a message

      "an external source is sending emails on your behalf, it could be a virus, do you want to continue?"

      I will click on yes, but it'll prompt this for each email that is sent. Is there a way I can deactiviate this message?

      Also, the Messages that I am sending, are appearing in the Inbox feature of Microsoft Outlook, instead of going to the Sent folder. How do I fix this?

      Many thanks.

        • 1. Re: Sending Email through FileMaker with Error Messages from my Outlook Inbox
          user15307

          Kelly Nickie,

          Thank you for posting.  I apologize for the late response.

          On the first issue, I found several discussions regarding this message by going to the Microsoft website and searching Outlook support for the phrase "security warnings".  It appears that this is a security feature built into Outlook, and you may find information on deactivation of the warning there:  

          http://preview.tinyurl.com/cuqtbtf

          As for the placement of mail in your Mailbox, it's not clear what's going on.  FileMaker Pro will send the message to your default mail program, where it is then handled by that program.  To narrow this down, try creating a new database file and just send one message.  Does it still appear in the Inbox?  There might also be a clue to this in the configuration of your mail client.  Is it set up as a "POP" or "SMTP" type?   

          I realize it has been some time since your post, so if you have since found information that might help others who have encountered similar issues, kindly post it here.

          TSTuatara

          FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: Sending Email through FileMaker with Error Messages from my Outlook Inbox
            KellyNickie

             Thanks!

            I have Outlook 2003, and tried to follow similar steps to disabling the security function. Tried it again, and it still gives me that same message. I'm having trouble finding a configuration for 2003, and have even been second guessing if Filemaker is appropriate for mass emails. This has been frustrating, I didnt' think it would be this complicated.