Emailing PDF Report
I am fairly new to Filemaker and am converting an Alpha Five database over to Filemaker.
The database is a membership database for a medium sized non-profit agency. What we are doing is emailing new membership cards and also emailing a bi-yearly newsletter. Both of these are saved to PDF before emailing.
Bringing the data from Alpha was a snap and so was designing the new layouts and reports in Filemaker.
I just have a question concerning the email capabilities of Filemaker.
1. The newsletter will be emailed to about 1500 members. We will break this up and send them in batches probably over a week or so. Is this amount too large for the standard email functions within Filemaker? If so, are there 3rd party solutions available?
This application will be a runtime solution used on only one PC running Windows Vista.
We are using Filemaker 10 Pro Advanced Windows Version.
My experience level in Filemaker is beginner. I do have about 30 years experience in designing and developing database applications dating back to the old DOS days.
I am taking to Filemaker like a duck to water as they say. I really enjoy the 'look and feel' of this product. Next I may even buy a Mac and try that platform.
Thanks in advance for any information or gotchas that might help on the reporting/emailing side of things.