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Mac Entourage doesn't open new mail

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MrEase

Hi, a Send Mail script step I made creates a new mail in the drafts folder of Entourage but doesn't open the mail. Is this a problem of the settings of Entourage?

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Kady

Use the URL scriptstep instead and make the url it goes to mailto:InsertEmailAddyHere and it'll open right up.

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chrisellen

Hi

 

I also have an Entourage problem using OSX. My script will send mail using Apple Mail on Mac and Outlook on pc but it will not send using Entourage. I am using the send mail command within Filemaker. I tried the above mailto command but I need to populate the subject and other fields including the attachment. Entourage did not open a new mail window at all before I used the mailto command.

 

Help would be appreciated. I did ring FIlemaker and Microsoft but have not progressed my problem.

 

Many thanks

 

Chrisellen

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eddiec

Hi

 

I also have this problem and would like to try the URL script step but (sorry to be so thick) how do I specify it as an email addess ie prefix the mailto:

 

If I specify the field eg table::email it opens it as a web page. If I add in the mailto: manually it opens the email but inserts table::email as the address.

 

Regards

 

Eddie

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winslowtech

This is what works:

 

right/control click on the button and select "Specify Button..."

go to miscellaneous

select "Open URL"

check the "Perform without dialog" box

click the "Specify..." button

type in the following in the one-line dialog box that appears:

 

"mailto:" & (DatabaseName::EMailFieldName)

 

click the OK button.

 

Works like a charm. The parentheses surrounding the field are the secret.

 

Have fun.

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mskala23

I am also having same problem. I used:

 

"mailto:" & (DatabaseName::EMailFieldName)

 

The e-mail pops up just fine but "to" has the code instead of of the e-mail address for my contact.

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eddiec

Indeed it does! :)

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

Eddie

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winslowtech
I am also having same problem. I used:

 

"mailto:" & (DatabaseName::EMailFieldName)

 

The e-mail pops up just fine but "to" has the code instead of of the e-mail address for my contact.

 

Which version of Entourage are you using? This was tested with 2004 with all the latest MS patches, and has worked without a hitch. You might also try resetting your Entourage Prefs (they do get corrupted quite a bit-whaddya want?-it's Micro$oft)

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mskala23

was using 11.2.3 upgraded to 11.2.4. I also reset preferences. Still having same problem. Here is exactly what I am using:

 

"mailto: & (Reel::Email)"

 

In the e-mail it says "Reel::Email" in the "to" Field.

 

It will not let me quote "mailto:" seperately.

 

Does it matter where the database is located on my harddrive?

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eddiec

The thing I didn't get the first time I tried this was that you need to set it as a calculation using the specify button.

 

When I first went to set it up the dialog box came up with the entry field - this field will not let you set the "mailto" but if you click the specify button it brings up the calculation dialog where it can be entered.

 

It seems so simple now but I just didnt twig at the time.

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mskala23

Excellent, that is what I needed to know! Works great now! Thanks!

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jmille44@mac.com

Yes that worked for me to. Great work.

 

Any ideas on how to include an attachment in the email in entourage, to just pull out of a container filed if it has a file in there and add it as attached file?

 

That would be awesome!

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HexxaBubba

having this same problem?

 

How do you do this with a BCC?

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dmcheng

Since it appears that the Send Mail script step doesn't work with Entourage 2004, does anyone know why the Filemaker help for both 8.5 and 9.0 says that the Send Mail script step does works with Entourage? Is it referring to an earlier version?

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liverglimt

Hi,

 

Is it possible to do this with an attachment? Is it possible to define the subject field with a FM field?

 

Server solution is the case.

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Julia D.

Can you tell me how to write this calculation so that the message is addressed to multiple emails (collected across the found set)?

 

Thanks, Julia

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zoedog

this thread might help with adding the container field to your email:

 

http://filemakertoday.com/com/showthread.php?t=18174

 

Yes that worked for me to. Great work.

 

Any ideas on how to include an attachment in the email in entourage, to just pull out of a container filed if it has a file in there and add it as attached file?

 

That would be awesome!

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