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sr #103086: Ability to mass customise e-mails using fields from Addressbook

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Sat 22 May 2004 01:16:09 PM UTC  
Category:  Feature Request Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  1 - Wish Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Email:  -email is unavailable- Open/Closed:  Open
Operating System:  None

Wed 13 Oct 2004 02:00:14 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I think this action is currently possible using the javascript addressbook (activated within the email user preferences section) within the email app.

Johnson <jecinc>
Sat 22 May 2004 01:16:09 PM UTC, original submission:  

I am using phpgw in our company to coordinate 6 offices around Asia.

We currently maintain a client database of several thousand names to which we regularly forward our company newsletter. This is currently done using a dedicated client contact database called Time&Chaos in conjunction with Express Plus, an e-mail client which allows personalised e-mails to be sent to any selection of contacts and using any fields from the contact database. I would love this feature to be available from phpgw.

Express Plus basically reads the T&C database directly and uses it as its default addressbook.

Whilst on the subject, T&C, and therefore Express Plus, use a great category system where you can mark any contact with multiple categories and then select groups based on combinations of categories, e.g. I often want people in say "Hong Kong" who are "Accountants". This is very easy to do.

Have a look at - you can download trial versions of the software if you want to see how this works firsthand.





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