From Dwayne Wright PMP, PMI-ACP
Certified FileMaker Developer
A READER ASKS
I'm a novice FileMaker Pro (v8.5/Mac) user, and I was wondering if you might be able to shed some light on my current predicament. I wish to send some e-mails, with addresses already in FMP. There is already a button that opens up Mail and has the e-mail address already in the "To:" field. Now, I have to send about 6400 e-mails (which I don't mind doing each one by one) but I wish to have their first name, as well as a message to them. I know I can select a field, and insert it into either the subject or the message box, but it won't let me add both. I hope that there is some way to have this work, but I am just too inexperienced to solve it.
So, a little simpler:
Subject: "My Subject"
Message: "Dear 'Applicants::GEN.FNAME'* , return return 'My Message' "
*these are the cell values in my layout. I basically just need help with having a greeting, their name (it would change with each record) and then my message.
Much appreciated for at least reading this, and I hope to hear back from you!
Oh, you are so close to answering this one on your own! You can insert a field into the subject and message ... and ... you can use a calculated value! So you can concatenate any number of fields and literal text strings to craft a unique message to each recipient.
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