CoolSpools Email

CoolSpools Email sends email straight from your IBM i (AS/400 iSeries)

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CoolSpools Email

Send email straight from your IBM i (AS/400 iSeries)

Distribute reports and documents to users and customers as email attachments – quickly, conveniently and cost-effectively right from within your IBM i.

Rapid IBM i data extraction and conversion to Excel, PDF, XML, Text, CSV and more with CoolSpools Database.

For reliable and consistent communications many customers use CoolSpools Email to distribute customer quotes and invoices. Emails can contain up to 32 attachments which can be database file members or stream files from any IFS file system.

Using CoolSpools you can split a spool file up into multiple PDFs (Excel files, etc.) and email each file to a different person/list of people, for example, if the spool file is a batch of customer invoices, each invoice can be to be sent to the relevant customer as a PDF. Or maybe the spooled file is a sales report by region, you can email the relevant section of the report as a spreadsheet to the salesforce for the region in question.

CoolSpools Email provides a simple but powerful command for sending emails from the command line or CL programs. You can create an email based on a previous email and resend an email exactly as it was originally sent, complete with attachments.

Plus there is an API available for more sophisticated applications and for sending emails from programs.

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CoolSpools Email Features:

  • Convert IBM i (AS/400 iSeries) spool files to PDF, Excel, XML, CSV, HTML, TIFF & RTF
  • Send emails from your IBM i using a simple command or an API
  • Support for multiple attachments
  • Support for long file names
  • Attachments can come from anywhere in the IFS
  • Send data extracts and alert messages
  • Send calendar invitations to Outlook, Gmail etc.
  • Facilities for saving and re-sending emails
  • Integrates with CoolSpools Converter and Database to allow output to be emailed directly

CoolSpools Suite now comes with CoolSpools Admin included FREE!

Automate your spool file conversion and distribution.

With CoolSpools Admin, spool files can be processed automatically as soon as they are created, as the system lets you define spool file monitors that “watch” nominated output queues for new files being created. There is no polling involved so the system loading is minimal.

In batch mode CoolSpool Admin commands let you select sets of spool files to work on using various criteria and allows you to apply a command or sequence of commands to each of those selected spool files in turn.

CoolSpools Admin contains a highly powerful and customizable “work-with” screen for spool files in the style of PDM, that lets system operators and users manage, convert and email the spool files they produce. It includes features to select spool files by user, outq, user data, form type, and creation date. Plus many more user-defined options.

CoolSpools Admin is now included free with CoolSpools Suite.

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CoolSpools Email Details & Specifications

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CoolSpools helps you give your users and customers the right information, at the right time, and, just as importantly, in the right format.

While CoolSpools Spool Converter gives you the functionality to converts an IBM i spooled file to a variety of formats, such as PDF and Excel, and CoolSpools Database lets you extract data from your database files in Excel, XML, CSV, HTML and text formats, CoolSpools Email lets you email those files to users and customers, or send other email messages with or without attachments.

  • Integrates with CoolSpools Spool Converter and CoolSpools Database
    • Send PDF, Excel files etc. created by CoolSpools Spool Converter as attachments directly from the conversion command (CVTSPLPDF, CVTSPLXLS etc.)
    • Send Excel files, XML documents etc. created by CoolSpools Database as attachments directly from the conversion command (CVTDBXL, CVTDBFXML etc.)
  • Send emails from the command line or from programs
    SNDCMNMSG command provides a simple but powerful command for sending emails from the command line or CL programs. API is available for more sophisticated applications and for sending emails from programs.
  • Multiple attachments
    Supports up to 32 attachments on the SNDCMNMSG CommandUp to 4096 attachments supported by the APISNDDST just allows a single attachment!

Other features include:

  • Attachments can come from anywhere in the IFS
    Attachments can be database file members or stream files from any IFS file system. SNDDST only supports file members and /QDLS!
  • Supports long file names
    Attachments can have long, meaningful names which do not have to be the original file nameSNDDST only supports 10 character or 8.3 character names!
  • Send calendar invitations to Outlook
    Send calendar invitations in either vCal or iCal format compatible with OutlookSchedule meetings, appointments etc.
  • Facilities for saving and re-sending emails
    Create an email based on a previous email. Re-send an email exactly as it was originally sent, complete with attachments, using RSNCMNMSG (Re-send Email Message)

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