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Im trying to get FM5 to send out e-mails on our macs, mainly using outlook v4.5 and 5, but I'm having a bit of trouble!!

I have tried with some sucess using the applescript version which someone posted here a while back, but unfortunately it keeps falling over for no good reason (I get a token error?) sometimes it works, sometimes it dont ? but it's not stable enough.

heres the script

"tell application ""Outlook Express""

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grrrr this thing is driving me up the wall !

the old applescript has now started working, (even though I havent changed it) but now won't put anything into the recipent address.

Ive tried using the mailto command with open URL which will open outlook, and set the recipent address ok, is there anyway I can set the subject and message in the same way (preferably not using applescript)

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For a nice integrated solution, you might want to try email plug-in's for FM. I've tried dbMailer on the Mac side (both SMTP & POP3) and it works great. I'm sure the PC plug-in's are equally good. This eliminates the need for an additional separate application. -bd

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Thanks lads for the help, finally got it doing what it's supposed too, I found the calculation needed some tweaking and now looks like this.

"mailto:" & main email address &

Case(not IsEmpty(CC email address); "?cc=" & CC email address; "") &

"?subject=" & subject &

"?body=" & new body

I found a difference between the US and UK versions of filemaker too, where US version uses , UK version needs ;

but anyway it all works on Mac's and PC's regardless of e-mail client. Joy smile.gif

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Here's a goofd trick: open a databse created in US version in the UK version. The calculations will be comma delimited, but if you try to edit one it'll complain!

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