Topic: emailing multiple contacts
I have taken it upon myself to migrate into a new instance of FA for my next fiscal year. Nothing particularly wrong with my existing instance, just did all of my learning in there and want a fresh database.
Way back when I first started using FA I reported an email problem:
so now in my fresh install with only a minimal amount of setup done, I am seeing that this problem is still present where it only sends to the first contact in the list.
It was never confirmed absolutely in the above mentioned post if anyone can actually successfully send to multiple recipients with out messing with the code, so I would start by asking if anyone can do that? It would be very unexpected that I am the only one who needs or wants to use this feature, but maybe it is the case?
Assuming a negative answer, I am just going through the basics:
*As per @Apmuthu's suggestion in the above mentioned post, I have changed the last parameter of line 138 of reporting/rep107.php from true to false, however, as before, this results in an error about no contact defined and does not send an email.
*I see there is now a wiki page on the topic, but nothing actually addresses the multiple recipients other than the link back to my forum post. I tried installing the mail extension anyway, and tried both the php and smtp options, however both are still only sending to the first contact.
*Also, I have posted a bug in Mantis on this issue, bug number 0003671, but it seems nobody has looked at it yet. (Sadly/Happily my business is keeping me busy enough that I still have not developed the PHP skills necessary to fix this problem myself).
So I am posting this so that maybe it comes back into the light as something people need. The ability to CC some contacts and TO others would also be a really handy asset, though a minor drop in the bucket compares to actually needing to send to multiple recipients in any form.
I do have the work around I figured out way back when (commenting lines 208-215 of sales/includes/db/branches_db.inc and deleting all branch contacts), but now that I am not the only person working in FA in my own company, it would be nice to not have to mess with the code on every update, and not have to go back and delete contacts every time we add a customer. It works, but it's error prone, and people who come from Microsoft environments (ie practically everyone) don't wrap their head around using workarounds the same as I do, it seems.