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BeeFree is an online email editor offering different approaches for creating HTML-rich emails. Basic services are free with more templates and features becoming available with a subscription.

Using Beefree

BeeFree's Template Sandbox
A Simple Template from Scratch

Feel free to select a pre-made template with which to start creating your email, or start one from scratch. BeeFree has several drag-and-drops components which allow you format your template, after which you can insert images or type out messages. To demonstrate how quickly this site can assist in creating personalized emails, we'll start a template from scratch.

After dragging an image, text, and socials component, we have the beginnings of a professional looking email. Assuming this template will be merged with FileMaker records to include personalized information, you can insert the fully-qualified field names in the template body, as demonstrated in this image.

Once you're satisfied with the way it looks, click on the "Export" button and download your HTML. Open the .html file and copy this code into the FileMaker field representing your email as HTML. If you open this file in a text editor, you should be able to locate your text within.

An illustration of our typed-out text in the HTML document
FileMaker Fields in HTML

Now you're ready to go back into FileMaker to finish your CloudMail workflow. After obtaining a found set of customer records, we're able to iterate through them and substitute out our field names with field data from that record. For example, to get HTML with a customer's name, the following FileMaker steps in the thumbnail can accomplish that.

An example of leveraging FileMaker scripts to create templates with record data
A Typical "Merge" Loop to Substitute in Customer Data

NOTE: When the HTML is downloaded from BeeFree, your images are placed in an "images" folder on the same level as your HTML file. In order for these images to render in an e-mail, the images will have to be posted somewhere publicly accessible (e.g., a Web Server, S3 Bucket), and the relative paths in your HTML will have to be adjusted.

In the event you desire a most sophisticated merge with multiple fields, we would love to help. Please contact to get in touch with our project management team.

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