4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 13, 2011 11:34 AM by K|Z

    Emailing multiple addresses

    MichaelMcGuire

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      Emailing multiple addresses

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      I am building a database of clients with whom I want to stay in touch through email by sending out a newsletter every couple of months. I would like to do this from within Filemaker without having to type in every address. Is there a plugin for Filemaker that would allow me to do this simply? I currently have over 350 names and email addresses and don't really want to have to type in all thos addresses in the BCC box to send this out.

       

      Michael

        • 1. Re: Emailing multiple addresses
          mgores

          You can write a script that will send mail, Find the clients you want to mail, specify the To, CC or Bcc fields to use the email addresses in the found set, specify the subject and body of the email and even attach a file.

          • 2. Re: Emailing multiple addresses
            K|Z

            hi,

            1 - You can set a script that collects the information you wanna send and that Loop the client table and send each one a seperate mail,

            or

            2 - you could Loop the client table and with a variable $Mail = $Mail&";"&Client(Client_Mail)

            in this case the variable $Mail will have the same format as To fields with the format mail1;mail2;mail3;......

            and collect the information and send the mail.

             

            So, suggestion 1 send a mail to every client and suggestion 2 send all clients one mail.

             

            K|Z

            • 3. Re: Emailing multiple addresses
              mgores

              An additional warning - I've found that some email clients like the comma separating email address and some like semicolons.  I've had to do a platform check and have it substitute accordingly since we have a mixed network here.

              • 4. Re: Emailing multiple addresses
                K|Z

                i believe filemaker uses its own mail client to send emails, so the comma seperated emails will be the appropriate to use.

                 

                K|Z