Re: Inserting a field in a LibreOffice email subject line for a bulk mailing.
On 21/12/14 10:59 AM, Lisi Reisz wrote:
Does one of the LO fans know how to insert a field in a LibreOffice email
subject line for a bulk mailing?
LibreOffice has its own e-mail discussion list.
I've never needed to do it because I've used a simple work-around bash
script. I use LibreOffice to produce a customized attachment (usually a
certificate for someone) then use an exported text file and the read
command to allow me to extract the custom information I need.
I can use this to build custom subject and body parts, plus add the
appropriate attachment, using a command-line mail program.
Here's a quick and dirty example of how to do it:
cat $1.text | while read addr first last; do
echo "sending e-mail to" $first $last "at" $addr
echo "Dear" $first $last > salutation.text
cat $2.text >>salutation.text
if [[ "$4" == "" ]]; then
mutt $addr -s "$3" <salutation.text
mutt $addr -s "$3" -a $4.pdf <salutation.text