for your second part:
specifically refers to a matt petrosky video on how:
You mention you're in a mac environment, so this might suit your needs.
As for your outlook issue, have you considered an IMAP/POP plugin for your server to read inbound messages from all accounts into filemaker? You could then wipe out any messages you don't need. Most exchange providers allow IMAP access.
The other option I can think of would be to create a local network "hot folder", and have your outlook users save files to that folder. Then you could have a drone scheduled to read any new files in that folder into new records/containers in filemaker.
Not in a Mac environment, only the file I downloaded from Productive had references to Mac within the fields (which I could not change to anything else).
Thanks for the links
PS: I have thought about the idea of a "hot folder", problem being, there is no way to tell which attachement belongs to which record in FileMaker. The user has to decide. If they could drag and drop, this would be soooo much better.
Would you happen to know of any plugins for IMAP "reading"?
I just use 360works Email for IMAP/POP
Interesting, I just downloaded the 360 workds email plugin and tested it using my icloud account details inside the sample files provided, it refused the connection...?