I just recently added FMP 15 on my Windows laptop & I need to get email working with it. I use Apple Mail on my Mac at the office. Is there anyway I can set up an email that I can sync with Mail that will work on windows?
What is your actual email service? Mail will work with any IMAP or pop email. For example, I use gmail all the time. Then I just use the Send Mail script step, using SMTP. Then I see the emails in my gmail and Mail.app also.
You can find a list of compatible email client programs in FileMaker Help, but "compatible" is a moving target. Ongoing updates of OS, Email Client ap and FileMaker can create issues. The 32 bit vs 64 bit install issue is also something to watch out for. (Use 32 bit fileMaker with 32 bit outlook or use 64 bit fileMaker with 64 bit outlook, but don't mix and match.
Thus, IMO, it's better to use SMTP.
There are also email plug ins that can enhance the email process beyond what is possible with the rather limited Send Mail script step.
You can setup an email account from your email provider on both machine, in Apple Mail and Windows Mail, Outlook or Thunderbird on Windows.
To send email from FileMaker, you can use the built in functions or use the MBS FileMaker Plug-in for sending emails.
Using SMTP via CURL functions. Check SendMail functions to build email with/without HTML, multiple attachments and properly encoded names & texts. Tutorial: Sending emails in FileMaker with MBS Plugin
We can even configure it for Outlook 365, Google mail and others. No problem there.
Or if you like to send via Outlook, please check our new SendMail functions in 7.2 version of our plugin. They can send via Outlook, Thunderbird or other MAPI clients, independent of 32/64bit issues and with a few more options. see Send emails via Outlook
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