6 Replies Latest reply: May 14, 2013 8:02 AM by oddrid
Doug Lerner2 Level 4 (1,030 points)

I am looking for a mail merge solution for OS X.


I'm not looking for anything too fancy, just something where I can import some records (e.g. from Excel or found sets exported as Excel from FileMaker Pro) and format them nicely, perhaps use HTML mail, and I would like to be able to easily preview them before sending them out.


Word's mail merge tool requires changing my default mail app to either Entourage (Word 2008) or Outlook (Word 2011) and I would like to keep using Apple Mail.


FileMaker Pro's mail merge is, to be honest, clunky. You have to build the mails using FileMaker expressions, which are hard to format, there is no preview, and, well, I personally don't think it works in an easy way.


Online contact solutions like Mail Chimp and Constant Contact I do use for newsletters, but as a general mail merge solution they don't work well either because there is limited flexibility in the fields which can be imported and for other reasons. I basically limit their mail merge ability to getting the customer's name personalized and let it go at that.


Is there a good solution people use for general day-to-day mail merge use?





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