Email
FileMaker Plugin

The 360Works Email plugin for FileMaker can send and receive HTML or plain text e-mail with SMTP, POP, and IMAP from your FileMaker solution. Additionally, you can send SMS / text messages from FileMaker using this plugin.

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Features

Manage IMAP and Outgoing Messages

Move messages on IMAP servers, or save copies of outgoing messages with new functions that provides complete control of where and how messages get saved on your IMAP server.

Read Messsages and Mailboxes

Read messages from files in addition to mailboxes! You can read the contents of an MBOX file or MimeMessage raw file. The Email Plugin gives granular control over reading, searching, and moving messages.

Send SMS Text Messages from FileMaker

NEW in 3.1, now leverages AWS (Amazon Web Services) for sending SMS / text messages! You can send a text message to your users directly from FileMaker using the Email Plugin.

Send with SMTP or Amazon Web Services!

Send email using SMTP or Amazon Simple Email Service, a great product from Amazon Web Services that gives the flexibility of an in-house solution and the stability of a third party email provider.

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Send Emails and Text Messages from FileMaker Better

The 360Works Email Plugin sends email from Amazon Simple Email Service, and gives granular control over reading and searching and moving messages.

How is the Email plugin different from FileMaker's Send Mail script step?
- Retrieve email from POP/IMAP mailboxes
- Send multiple and inline attachments in a single message
- Send multipart formatted (HTML, etc.) emails
- Speedy delivery of many messages by re-using a single connection to the server
- Set custom email headers

360Works Email Plugin for FileMaker Features

- NEW in 3.1, now leverages AWS for sending SMS / text messages!
- Send email using Amazon Simple Email Service, a great product
from Amazon Web Services that gives the flexibility of an in-house solution and the stability of a third party email provider. Just like an AWS account, there's no need for an SMTP server with this option.
- Move messages on IMAP servers, or save copies of outgoing messages with new functions that provides complete control of where and how messages get saved on your IMAP server.
- Introducing a much more efficient way to get new messages from your POP and IMAP mailboxes,
Email v2 features precision tools for POP3 UID reading a searching.
- Manually specify a message ID for outgoing messages.
- Customizable progress bars control how and when indicators appear to your users.
- New parameter for EmailReadMessageValue reads the raw format of an email.
- Read messages from files in addition to mailboxes! Now you can read the contents of an MBOX file or MimeMessage raw file.

360Works CloudMail Plugin vs. 360Works Email Plugin

CloudMail Email
Good for sending single emails
Good for sending up to a hundred emails
Send mixed part e-mails (HTML and plaintext)
Receive incoming e-mails
Customize email headers
Sends SMS and IM messages
Good for sending thousands or millions of emails
Upload and link to attachments on Amazon S3
Automatic de-duping feature
Automatic unsubscribe feature
Report deliveries and bounces
Track views and clicks
Works without an SMTP server

System Requirements

All of our plugins are designed to run on Mac and on Windows. All system requirements are the same as those of FileMaker. As long as you meet FileMaker's minimum requirements, you can run our plugins in your Mac or Windows environments.

What does the FileMaker community think?

You guys rock!!! I've been testing various plugins, particularly for email and yours is by far the easiest to use of any out there.

—David Space from Marine Biological Laboratory

We are an FBA Platinum member and we love your 360Works [Email] plugin. We have been recommending it to our clients recently.

—Philippe Lazzaroni, Informatique Direct Impact Inc.

I use 360Works Email plugin. It supports server side email and IMAP. We love it.

—mr_vodka on yahoogroups.com

Q&A

360Works plugins are compatible with the FileMaker 14 platform and higher. All of our plugins are designed to run on Mac and on Windows. All system requirements are the same as those of FileMaker. As long as you meet FileMaker's minimum requirements, you can run our plugins. Please reference the FileMaker Pro operating system requirements for all versions.

Yes, but only for the most recent version of the plugin. For non-plugin products such as MirrorSync and Zulu, MirrorSync is compatible with FileMaker Cloud, but Zulu is not.

If you purchase the Enterprise License (see below), then you will be able to use the plugin with the FileMaker Web Publishing Engine. This means that when you use our plugins in your FileMaker scripts, they will work the same way with Instant Web Publishing (IWP) or WebDirect. It also means that your Custom Web Publishing applications (with XSLT, PHP, or any other web technology) can call FileMaker scripts that use our plugins.

Yes, all of our plugins work in FileMaker runtime solutions, just copy the plugin to the runtime's Extensions folder.

Most of our plugins are available in 3 licenses: a demo version which works for 2 hours every time you launch FileMaker, a Workgroup license for 10 or fewer users, and an Enterprise license for unlimited users within a single organization.

If you'd like to add plug-in functionality to a mobile solution, there are a number of options available. Plug-ins cannot be installed directly on a iPhone or iPad, but you can trigger a script on a machine that does have the plug-in installed. Using FileMaker Server, you can have routine scripts that will process all the outstanding function calls. For an example on how to do this, see this article on accomplishing this with Plastic. Alternatively you could integrate RemoteScripter to trigger server side scripts. Finally, FMRPC is a separate product developed as a collaboration between Skeleton Key and 360Works.