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Hello, we've been using Email 1.99 for years. Our system is set up so a FileMaker Server script fetches mail. And then when a FileMaker user first opens the message, the attachments are downloaded and inserted in to a container field using the step "Insert File".

To improve performance, it would be nice if the server could get those attachments but the step Insert File is not compatible for the server.

What options are there for this? If a new version handles this, I'm open to upgrading.

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Robot machine - run a standard copy of FileMaker on an unused normal machine, with it set to run the download on a schedule or to have FileMaker open and run a specified script on that machine on a regular basis.

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Hi HollyHeadHunter,

You can use the function EmailReadAttachment and pass in the path to the attachment. This function returns container data so you use it in a set field script step. 

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