Comm-Unity Networking Systems has updated their FileMaker Pro e-mail plug-in, POP3it, to version 2.0b1. POP3it allows FileMaker users to receive e-mail directly into FileMaker with the use of any other helper or dedicated e-mail applications. According to Comm-Unity Networking:
Comm-Unity Networking Systems announces the release of POP3it 2.0b1, for FileMaker Pro 4.x and 5.x for both Macintosh and Windows Platforms.
POP3it is a very flexible FileMaker plug-in that allows you to receive email directly into FileMaker without the aid of any helper applications. To use it, all you will need is an email account, a POP3 server, and FileMaker Pro 4.x or 5.x.
You can easily integrate POP3it into your existing solutions. A basic knowledge of FileMaker Scripting is needed, however, the documentation for POP3it covers how to use the POP3it plug-in.
Jake Traynham, company owner, states that "A stable release of POP3it for the Macintosh has been our major goal, but while we were at it, we added a few features, like HTML Email Exporting, and brought both Windows and Macintosh versions together in functionality and features."
Possible Uses of POP3it
Because POP3it allows you to specify in your scripts what email host and email account to check, you can easily check multiple accounts. Together with SMTPit, you can make an entire email solution with only FileMaker and make use of FileMakeris database features like sorting and searching.
Features of POP3it
- Dynamically check multiple POP3 email accounts, even on different servers.
- Automatically extract major email fields such as To, From, Subject, etc.
- Receive Attachments, which are placed in a directory that you can specify dynamically.
- Download entire messages into one field or split up into their respective fields.
- New: Download specific body types like Text only or HTML only.
- New: Export HTML emails, complete with inline graphics, so that you can view them in a web browser.
POP3it is available for US$65 for a single user, and US$250 for a site license. You can find more information at the Comm-Unity Networking Systems web site.