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.
The Email plugin sends email from Amazon Simple Email Service, gives granular control over reading and searching and moving messages.
How is the Email plugin different from FileMaker's Send Mail script step?
The Email plugin has the following features:
Jonathan Ackerman told us about one of his solutions using this plugin. "I have created a text formatting solution within IWP for one of my clients using
360Works Email plugin.
I have integrated the Web viewer with fckeditor to allow for complex text formatting within the email body and allow for viewing HTML styles emails
(using PHP to send back the HTML to the web viewer)
You had suggested some of this and I appreciate it.
Check out the example of this solution
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"I use 360Works Email plugin. It supports server side email and IMAP. We love it." —mr_vodka on yahoogroups.com
"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.
"Just purchased your FM email plug-in, brilliant – should come with FileMaker as standard." —Dom Walton
"I just want to tell you how pleased I am with the Email plugin's HTML capabilities. I tried out another plugin prior to yours and switched after getting a little frustrated with the installation. After a few minutes setting up the 360Works plugin I was sending HTML emails with ease." —Hudi Moskowitz
What version of FileMaker is required? Will it run on Windows/Mac?
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.
Are 360Works plugins compatible with FileMaker Cloud?
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.
What about Web Publishing and FileMaker Server?
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.
Can I use this plugin with my FileMaker runtime solution?
Yes, all of our plugins work in FileMaker runtime solutions, just copy the plugin to the runtime's Extensions folder.
What kind of licenses are there?
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.
What about FileMaker Go?
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.
There are more Questions and Answers on our product support site.
Purchase the Portfolio Bundle to obtain an Enterprise license of this product which allows for unlimited users within a single organization.