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Hi I would like to refine a database I have operating which creates a PDF,  stores it in the Database and sends it out as an email. Works a treat. Sometimes other files need to be included in the email and it would be nice to store them and attach them as well without doing it manually in the email client. 

I have some ideas such as Applescripting the mail client or perhaps creating an archive folder of the attachments - but they are not cross platform.

Any thoughts? thanks

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It can be done with AppleScript. But a plugin is easiest.

 

Or you could upload the files somewhere and email links to them.

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Or you could do it with Mandrill: http://www.teamdf.com/weetbicks/224/sending-e-mail-from-filemaker-using-mandrill

I'm considering changing to this once I find time. Right now I'm zipping when I have multiple attachments, but they are still send out with a plain text email. With Mandrill I can do html formatted emails, attachments, way better control and error checking, and the it's free if you don't exceed 12,000 emails per month.

I can do html emails at the moment too, but that only works by invoking a php script (I have a a FMS on Windows 2008R2) and is a bit clunky. Using Mandrill via a html API would be so much easier.

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