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Thread: Can I create and use my own a.email.dbf file in A5V10.5?

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    Default Can I create and use my own a.email.dbf file in A5V10.5?

    I want to include it as part of my CMS application with my field names, etc, and be able to assign individual email messages to a specific and unique customer ID?

    The thought is I can create the table, have it be part of my application directory (versus a user folder).

    Or, is it just as easy to receive email messages and subsequently create and store them in a unique customer A5 Built-in Mail Client Folder

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Can I create and use my own a.email.dbf file in A5V10.5?

    Under View, Settings, Email, Receiving you can name the dbf where email is stored (Mailbox:). You can name it anything you want but if you use your own table I imagine it would need to be a duplicate of a_email.dbf.

    I'm not sure what "assign individual email messages to a specific and unique customer ID" might mean. All email for the current email profile is stored in the same dbf.
    There can be only one.

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    Default Re: Can I create and use my own a.email.dbf file in A5V10.5?

    Stan,

    When an email is received or sent I want to assign to a specific customer. The set is based on a contact_id, which is how the table would be related to the primary table of a set. I have to keep a record of communications with each customer.

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    Default Re: Can I create and use my own a.email.dbf file in A5V10.5?

    Parsing the email is a fairly long and arduous procedure, but does very well. It can be done. This is not for the faint of heart. I doubt you will get full instructions on the forum. Yes, the client connection will work. We collect orders on a website that auto-emails to us and those emails are used to create new orders for existing clients. Can also create new clients.
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    Default Re: Can I create and use my own a.email.dbf file in A5V10.5?

    The way I set my licensing process up is by email.
    The client uses an email launch on their application, and the details I need to capture are encrypted and sent to my email address.
    Alpha picks the data up and replies with a key to unlock the rest of the app.
    So if you use Alpha to send and receive, it's easy, else you need a very specific email address on your side to get the client email.
    Not a generic me@somewhere.com, more a myalphamail@somewhere.com
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    Default Re: Can I create and use my own a.email.dbf file in A5V10.5?

    I have a designated, specific email setup for just this program. It goes with the domain of my business for which the application is being designed. At this time I am not sending and receiving in its entirety as I have some parts of the application I am rushing to compeltion but alas, knowledge (or lack of) and lack of time tend to slow me down.

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    Default Re: Can I create and use my own a.email.dbf file in A5V10.5?

    Just ask. We are all able to help to various degrees.
    If you can describe your pressing problems, different people with different skills may chip in
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