Send to multiple addresses of 1 record?


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I am a veteran user, stopped at ver. 5.7 like 10 yrs ago ;-) at that time I loved MBM. Now I need it again and before buying I want to make sure, it fulfills one of my needs (which I didn´t need formerly):

Now I have 1 to 5 email addresses within ONE record. Can I tell MBM to send form emails to all 1 to 3 addresses, depending of how many are filled in?

To make it clear: In my DB I host single persons, couples AND their (grown) children, 1 to 3. So when I send out a newsletter, I want to specify who will receive it:
- only the parents (1 or 2 email addresses)
- only the children (1, 2 or 3)
- all of them (1 to 5 total receipients)
As said, all these email addresses I mentionned are within 1 record.

I know about the capabilities of a relational DB but at this point I am decided to do it "flat", as described. Explanation on request ;-)

Thank you for answers,


New Member
Ah! I have just found an mostly similar question and the answer:

The difference is: User Nik wants to send 2 emails from one record to the SAME person. I need to send to up to 5 DIFFERENT names and addresses, see above.


New Member
Thank you Stan for the reply. The difference between these cases is that the other user wants to "send to both addresses, using the same record first name".
Whereas I want(ed) to send to multiple names all from 1 record. With accordingly different greeting formulations and other personalization.

BUT: While developing the Filemaker DB I finally understood the concept and now use relational records, so there is 1 record per person.

Will get back to you for sure in the near future with other issues ;-) DL is ongoing.
Greets Roobert