Electronic mail, most commonly called email or e-mail since around 1993, is a method of exchanging digital messages from an author to one or more recipients. Email operates across the Internet or other computer networks .
Articles posted on this topic are often around testing messages, targeting, and preferences
Example of Web Scraping– Automating the Exporting of Data from Lexis Nexis
A few years back Lexis Nexis had access to Jigsaw (a sales list provider). They had built in restrictions which allowed for exporting up to 1,000 contacts at a time.
Using AutoHotKey I was able to automate the exporting of contacts from Lexis Nexis into a great format. All-told I exported over 4 million business contacts including their Name, job title, job function, email address, phone number, company name, company revenue, company NAIC code and SIC codes and much more! It was quite a score and I was in love with Web Scraping from then on!
With AutoHotKey it is very easy to automate an HTML Outlook email! In the script below I show how to populate some of the common parameters of the object and insert HTML to the body as well as passing in a variable with time. You can easily tweak the settings to your needs.
Browser_Back:: ;hotkey for running below
olMailItem := 0
MailItem := ComObjActive("Outlook.Application").CreateItem(olMailItem)
MailItem.BodyFormat := 2 ; olFormatHTML
MailItem.TO :="[email protected];[email protected]"
;~ MailItem.CC :=""
;~ MailItem.Replyto :="[email protected]"
TodayDate := A_DDDD . ", " . A_MMM . " " . A_DD . ", " . A_YYYY ;storing pretty version of date
MailItem.Subject := "email on " TodayDate ;Subject line of email
;***********html body of Outlook email*******************
MailItem.HTMLBody := "
<H2 style='BACKGROUND-COLOR: red'><br></H2>
<HTML>Your file is here on "(TodayDate)" <br><br>
<span style='color:black'>Please let me know if you have any questions.
<br><br><a href='mailto:[email protected]'>Joe Glines</a>
;~ MailItem.Display ;Make email visible
;~ mailItem.Close(0) ;Creates draft version in default folder
MailItem.Send() ;Sends the email
Here is a video walking through the usage of the above script.
Writing a “thank you” email in LinkedIncan be time consuming. I wrote a short script toautomate the process of writing LinkedIn email introductions.
It can dynamically populate the: To, subject line and message body which will greatly increase the likelihood of someone opening and reading your email. Suddenly you can speak to a ton more people and still look like a rockstar!
Do you frequently access a Web page / then have to write an email regarding the data you gathered? I had to look at our SharePoint and then email clients based on what I found. The email is sent via Outlook and is tailored, specifically, to my client. Saves me a ton of time!
It is easy to use AutoHotKey to read various aspects of a SharePoint site and write custom emails tailored to the respondents.