Mail Merge Add-on: Airtable and Gmail


#1

Hey there,

We built a Mail Merge add-on for Airtable. Check it out!

You can send personalized emails based on information in your base. It’s open-source (< 30 lines of Python), so you can edit how the entire add-on works yourself too.

Here’s how to enable it:

Step 1
Install Blockspring Scripts for Chrome.

Step 2
Go to a base. You might need to refresh the page once you get there if you just installed the extension.

Step 3
Click the icon in the bottom left to open the scripts editor.

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Step 4
Import the “Mail merge” template.

Step 5
Wait for the template to install. This may take a bit the first time.
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Step 6
Sign in with Gmail.
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Step 7
Close the editor then click on mail_merge in your base.
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Step 8
Fill out the form! You’ll need to select a column of emails, enter a subject line, and then write your email template (check out the video below for examples - it uses the mustache library).

Here’s a video showing how the add-on works.

Enjoy! And shoot us some feedback once you get a chance to try it out.

PS - if you want to change the code behind the add-on, just click back on the icon and edit away.


Mail merge / webmerge
#2

Quick point of clarification: this service is neither officially endorsed nor vetted by Airtable. Airtable cannot vouch for the security credentials of this third-party service, and if you choose to make use of this service, you do so at your own risk. Please be careful when potentially exposing your Airtable data to third-party services, especially if you are using Airtable to store sensitive information.


#3

Thank you for this clarification - so would you recommend the csv/google sheets method?