Symphony is introducing Mail merge. As part of mail merge, there's an email feature that integrates with Notes. This feature allows Betty to compose a single document, and insert fields from a datasource (aka list of recipients). For example, the letter would be the same with exception of the greeting and/or address block.
One of the options available to Betty after composing the document is to send an email using Notes. The information that will be provided for the email (To, cc, bcc, subject fields and the attachment) is all provided in a dialog from the context of Symphony (see example below). The only option available in this release will be to send the document as an attachment.
Figure: The Mail merge dialog for filling out who to send the merged documents to
As far as the integration with Notes, Betty will only interact with Symphony, and the email will be sent in the background (Betty will never see an actual email form).
- What do you think should happen in stand-alone symphony if Notes is not already running? Launch Notes and show the form? Launch notes but do not bring it to the front, do not show the form, jsut send the mail?
- Should these emails be listed in the outgoing mail database?