I can suggest my MBS Plugin.
Sends email via SMTP server with different SSL options, attachments, text and html.
Text is properly encoded and you can have inline graphics in your html.
Of course you need to have HTML somewhere as a template.
Than you can replace some placeholders with text for example and send email.
Thanks Christian and Beverly for the links/1
The 360Works looks like the one I'd get.
WOW, set up text messaging? That's really cool.
No support that I saw for sending secure email. It would be nice if there were a plug-in that would accept clients' (PGP) public keys for a client in a table and then automatically encrypt/decrypt the email when sending/receiving.
The 360Works plugin *may* be the only one that can *read* an Exchange mailbox.
good to know.
I've used web publishing for email when that was an option. the data can be exchanged with FMP as needed, but the web app does the heavy lifting. It depends on what you need to do and have the capabilities to do.
A while back, FileMaker 11(?)... I worked on a project where we imported e-mail into FileMaker, but left the actual message and attachments on the e-mail server( Exchange Server ) So FileMaker ended up with the text from the message and an ID that would let the message be opened in Outlook. As part of this the e-mail plug in had to move the message to an Archive folder in the Exchange server. It was this move and the permanent ID assigned to the e-mail that keeps all of this running smoothly.
At the time we tested several e-mail plugins. In the list, was Mailit, Productive Computing and 360 Works. There may have been a few more.
So short version, we ended up going with 360 Works plugin. It had the capability of moving emails from one folder to another and good error code returns. I had some difficulties and staff at 360 Works were very good about answering e-mails and discussing the issues on the phone. At this point we are still using the plugin. We have updated to 14 and are using the current version of the plugin.
I have written and used a couple of different email routines with text and HTML from FM. If you are writing batch routines that send more than 600-800ish an hour, I strongly recommend offloading your email sending to a 3rd party service, especially if it's HTML email. Otherwise, you may be able to swing it with plugin integration and using an SMTP server but you can also have issues with spam filtering on the receiver's end which requires additional configuration of domain keys, etc.
I can definitely recommend 360Works Mail plugin, as others have.
With that plugin, our base solution (CRM and activity management, primarily) can act as a full email client. Our internal solution, "AYB", built on that base, is Extensitech's primary email client.
I've also worked with other plugins that have been mentioned here, and I have to say that most of the basic features, while details vary, are basically the same. After building out an email client with 360Works' Mail, I'm happy I decided to go with that one. I personally think it the easiest and most flexible to work with.