AutoSender 4: Quick Install on OS X
This Quick Install document will guide you through a quick initial setup of AutoSender.
- Important Note
This manual assumes:
- You are installing AutoSender in an environment that meets the system requirements i.e. a FileMaker Server 14 (or 11, 12, 13) with XML publishing active or FileMaker Server 14 (or 11 Advanced, 12 Advanced, 13) with ODBC/JDBC sharing active
- You are sufficiently familiar with the setup of FileMaker Server.
For a more complete and detailed look at how to install and configure AutoSender, please refer to the ‘AutoSender Setup’ document. For information on how to use AutoSender in your own solutions, refer to the ‘How to Integrate’ document.
Run the installer
Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.
At the end of the installation process, you will need to restart., After restart, the AutoSender daemon will be launched automatically. If you already purchased the product, copy the license.txt and license.sign files to /Library/Application Support/myFMbutler/Preferences/ first.
Without a valid license, AutoSender will run in demo mode, and add a fixed myFMbutler demo text to both the subject and the footer of the mail message.
Open myFMbutler AutoSender Config to configure your mail sources
￼Open myFMbutler AutoSender Config (it is installed in /Applications/myFMbutler AutoSender 4/)
Configure the example file you want to use, usually this is MailExample_jdbc.
Configure the example file you want to use, usually this is MailExample_xml.
- Connection info
If you are installing AutoSender on the FileMaker Server machine itself, you can accept the default values in the ‘Connection Info’ tab. Otherwise, enter the DNS name or IP address of your server. ￼Check the ‘Active’ checkbox to enable mail checking for that mail source
- SMTP server info
Click the ‘SMTP server’ tab to enter the SMTP server information for the mail sources you wish to try.
Choose‘Test SMTP Settings’, and you should get a message ‘Connection tested successfully’. If you don’t, please refer to the troubleshooting information.
￼Make sure to ‘Save Changes’ once you have finished. You don’t need to quit the application now, as we will be returning here later.
Enable XML publishing or JDBC sharing on your FileMaker Server
Enable ODBC/JDBC sharing on your server. Refer to your FileMaker Server help for more information on how to do this.
Enable XML publishing on your server. Refer to your FileMaker Server help for more information on how to do this. ￼￼
Bring the FileMaker files online
Put the file MailExample_jdbc.fmp12 online on the server (it is located in /Applications/myFMbutler AutoSender 4/Example files/For FileMaker Server Advanced (JDBC)/
Put the file MailExample_xml.fmp12 online on the server (it is located in /Applications/myFMbutler AutoSender 4/Example files/For FileMaker Server (XML)/ ￼
Start the AutoSender background application
Return to the AutoSender Configuration application, then go to the ‘Preferences’ tab.
Now, click ‘(Re)start’ to start the AutoSender daemon.
￼You can access logging information from the Console (in /Applications/Utilities). The logs are at /Library/Application Support/myFMbutler/Logs/
If you check the ‘Automaticaly load AutoSender at startup’ option, the daemon will run automatically after a restart, without the need for a user to be logged in.
Open the Mail Example
Open the MailExample file on the server from a client machine.
Create a mail message
In the ‘from’ and ‘to’ address fields, type a valid mail address.
Click the ‘Send’ button. Within 10 seconds, you should see in the feedback field that mail has been sent.
If there is a problem sending the message, AutoSender will write more information to the autosender log file (in /Library/Application Support/myFMbutler/Logs/).
￼From the ’Preferences’ tab in the AutoSender Config application, you can click ‘Show logs’ to navigate to this location. Normally, the log files will be opened in Console.app
For more detailed setup information, please refer to the ‘AutoSender Setup’ manual. For more extensive information about integrating AutoSender in existing FileMaker solutions, please refer to the ‘How To Integrate’ PDF.