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email blast from contacts database

Question asked by FranziskaBlome on Aug 18, 2014
Latest reply on Oct 22, 2015 by margoth


email blast from contacts database


     I’d heard that it takes some very complex scripting to set up mass emails directly from FMPadvanced.

     So far, in my test database, I simply have a button with send mail script: send mail [send via e-mail client; to: “myself”; BCC: Contacts::Work_email], which was super easy and works great. However, this database will be shared by several users in a large organization (i.e. using an email application with strict spam filter) who need to send email blasts need to hundreds of people? I heard it’s better to use SMPT server instead (see attached screen shot for the settings and script I’m using), but FMP crashes when I try to run the script, it must be wrong somehow.

     But in general would that the way to send out high volume email blasts? Or is there a complicated script involved (I have very little experience in scripting)?

     Many thanks!