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Re: [tdf-discuss] Mail Merge to Email in Writer


Hi *,

I know I'm late to this thread, but anyway.

On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 3:45 PM, Gordon Burgess-Parker
<gbplinux@gmail.com> wrote:
On 13/04/2012 14:40, Cor Nouws wrote:

Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote (13-04-12 15:35)

Yes, but that is what an email client does, not a word processor....

Then how to do all this from your word processor on any system ..?

But all systems set a default email client.....the File-Send-Document as
Email uses whatever you (the User) have set as the default email client. So
how hard is it to make the mail merge do the same thing?

It is unsuitable for automatic processing, as every mail requires
user-interaction. While LO can pre-fill *some* of the fields (and what
those fields are depend on the email-program), it cannot auto-send it.
The user would have to sit in front of the screen and manually click
"send" for every mail. Surely nothing suitable for an automatic
email-merge.

But the actual reason why I respond:
Just use an smtp server that keeps record of the mails you send.
gmail does this by default - every mail you send is available in the
sent folder.

Other mail-providers surely have similar options. Maybe they won't
keep sent mails forever, but you should be able to copy them from your
"sent" folder to your "archive" or something similar.

Or just add your own account into bcc of every mail. That way you also
have a record of every mail that was sent.

Or, as suggested here: Write a small patch that writes a logfile of
the sent mail. Writing the logging is very easy (just add
"print"-statements to the python-code that sends the mails) - adding a
UI control for it is a little bit more complicated.

ciao
Christian

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