How to insert and edit a table in MultiMailer

Our e-mail/newsletter application MultiMailer can be used to create and send all kind of emails and newsletters. MultiMailer have many powerful built-in functions and one such a function is the table function in MultiMailer. With the table function in MultiMailer it is easy to insert, edit and format tables in e-mails/newsletters.

We have published detailed tip pages on our website that show how to use MultiMailer to insert a table in a newsletter and how you change the look and properties for the table after it has been created (for example if you want to extend the table with more rows and columns, or change colors, text alignment etc.)

Table in MultiMailer

Click on the links below to open the tips pages:

> How to insert a table in MultiMailer
> How to edit a table in MultiMailer
> How to change width for a column in a table

Visual Installer 2022 / Enterprise supports batch files & build servers

In the Enterprise version of Visual Installer 2022 it is possible to build a setup package without any interaction with a graphical user interface. The build process is invisible, and you use command line parameters and switches to handle the build operations. And errors that occur (if there are any) are returned via a log file that contain detailed error descriptions and error codes etc.

Build servers
The silent build processes via command line parameters / switches makes it easy to call Visual Installer from build servers. A build server is useful if you work in a team and your team want to, for example, compile applications or build setup packages in one operation.

Batch files
You can also utilize this function from local batch files (for example from traditional .BAT files). You can add one line of code for each setup package that you want to build, in the batch file. For example:

VI.exe C:\MyProjects\ /BUILD /BUILDFOLDER:C:\MyCreatedSetups\Setup1

More information
In the following tip on our website you can read how to use this function in Visual Installer:

> Tip: Visual Installer’s command line parameters

How to use MultiMailer with a Google Gmail server

If you only send small amounts of e-mail, it is possible to use a Google Gmail server for your mailings when you use our e-mail delivery application MultiMailer. However, some functions in MultiMailer are disabled because they require our built-in e-mail server to work, but using a Google Gmail server is in any case possible and may be suitable for small mailing lists. We will show below step-by-step how to do that:

1. Activate two-step verification in your Google account
The first thing you need to do is enable two-step verification in your Google account, if you haven’t already. It’s a relatively simple process, and below you’ll see what the steps are:

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1. Open your Google account. For example, by opening the website and then clicking on the round symbol at the top right. If you are not logged in, you must log in first. After you’ve logged in, you can click on the round symbol on the top right.

2. A menu will now appear. Click there on the Manage your Google Account option.

3. A web page with options should now appear. There, click on the Security option.

4. At the Signing in to Google section, click on the 2-Step Verification option.

5. Click the Get Started button.

6. Enter the password for your Google account.

7. Enter a phone number to which Google will send a verification code (via SMS).

8. Click Next.

9. A verification code will now be sent via SMS to your phone. Enter it at Enter the code.

10. Click Next. Then click Turn On to activate the function.

You have now activated two-step verification for your Google account (e.g. your Gmail account). In the next section, we will show you how to retrieve a username and password for MultiMailer.

2. Get username and password from Google
Now you will get your username and a password for MultiMailer. The password is not the same one you use when you sign in to your Google account, but a different password that is created by Google at request. We will show below how to retrieve this password. The username for MultiMailer is the same as when you log in to your Google account.

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1. If you have the <-- 2-Step Verification option visible on the web page, click on it.

2. The Security page should now appear. If not, open it.

3. Click on App passwords at Signing in to Google.

4. Enter your Google Account password again.

5. Click Select app.

6. Select Other (custom name).

7. Enter MultiMailer.
Name of app (in Google)
8. Click the Generate button.

9. A password will now appear in a window. Copy it off. Paste it into Notepad.
Password for app (in Google)
10. Click on Done when you have done it.

3. Specify username and password in MultiMailer
Now you must enter the correct username and password in MultiMailer. To do that, do the following:

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1. Start MultiMailer if you haven’t already.

2. Select the menu item Options – E-mail Account Settings.

3. Check the option Use e-mail server from my ISP or company.
Choose E-mail Server
4. Click the Settings button.

5. The Email Account Settings dialog box will now appear.

6. In the dialog box, click on the Server List button.

7. Select the option Google: (port 587).

8. At Username, enter the username/email address for your Google account.

9. At Password, paste the password you received in the previous section (see point 9).
E-Mail Account Settings
10. Click OK to close the dialog box. Click OK again.

Now you can use MultiMailer to send emails via your Google Gmail account. Note that Google has a limit on how many emails you can send per day. What the limit is depends on what kind of Google account you have.

SamLogic USB AutoRun Creator has been updated

USB flash drivesSamLogic USB AutoRun Creator has been updated. It now supports Windows 11 and all binary files has been code signed with a 4096 bits digital certificate from Sectigo. This makes the product safer and prevents that anybody changes a binary file after distribution.

SamLogic USB AutoRun Creator can be bought as a standalone product. But is also included in the USB Menu Creator bundle. In the USB Menu Creator bundle there is also a tool for menu interface creation included. USB Menu Creator can be used to create autorun menus for USB flash drives and SD memory cards.

SamLogic USB AutoRun Creator is also included in the Media Tools and Development tools product suites.

See also
> Infographic: How does USB AutoRun Creator works?
> SamLogic USB AutoRun Creator – Overview (PDF)
> SamLogic USB AutoRun Creator – Product page

CD-Menu Creator 2022 has now been released

A new version of our menu designer tool CD-Menu Creator has now been released. The name of the new version is SamLogic CD-Menu Creator 2022, and some of the new features in the new version are:

• Supports the new Windows 11.
• All binary files has been code signed with a digital certificate from Sectigo.
• Alpha channel transparency for pictures (for example the logotype) is now supported.
• The glas effects for “glas buttons” are now much faster.
• Some social media icons have been modernized.
• Improved error handling.
• In the editor you can now customize the visual look of the editor more than before.

A more detailed list with the new features is available on this page.

How to test if a specific version of Access is installed

Logotype - Microsoft AccessIn this blog post we described how to check if Microsoft Access is installed in a computer by using script code in Visual Installer. But if you want to check if a specific version of Access is installed. Is it possible?

Yes. It is. It is possible to check if a specific version of Access is installed in a computer. To achieve this, you can extend this conditional test:


with a version number, like this:


In the example above, Visual Installer will check if Access version 15 (Access 2013) is installed. The conditional test gives True if Access version 15 is installed and False if it is not.

How to check for a specific bitness of Access
Symbolic image: 32 / 64 bitIt is also possible to check if a specific bitness (32 or 64 bit) of Microsoft Access is installed in a computer – in addition to the version number. For example, to check if a 64 bit version of Access 2013 (version 15) is installed, you can use the following script:


If you instead want to check if a 32 bit version of Access 2013 is installed, you can use the following script line:


If you want to check which bitness of Access that is installed, regardless of the version number, there is another conditional test than you can use. For example, to check if any 64 bit Access is installed in the computer, you can use the following conditional test:


In the same way you can check if any 32 bit Access is installed in the computer, by using this conditional test:


Below are some script examples that shows how to use the conditional tests:

// Example 1 – Tests if Microsoft Access 2013 is installed in the system
  RUN %DESTDIR\Install-Access2013-Tools.exe
// Example 2 – Tests if a 32 bit version of Microsoft Access 2013 is installed in the system
  RUN %DESTDIR\Install-Access2013-32bit-Tools.exe
// Example 3 – Tests if any 32 bit version of Microsoft Access is installed in the system
  RUN %DESTDIR\Install-Access-32bit-Tools.exe

Access version numbers
In this blog post you will find a list with available version numbers for some of the conditional tests described above.

Microsoft Access – Version numbers

In this blog post we describe how to use a conditional check in Visual Installer’s scripting language to see which version of Microsoft Access that is installed in a computer. The conditional check uses the version number of Access as parameter. In the table below you can see which version number of Access that corresponds to a specific version name:

10 = Access 2002
11 = Access 2003
12 = Access 2007
14 = Access 2010
15 = Access 2013
16 = Access 2016, Access 2019, Access 2021

See this Wikipedia article for more details.

MultiMailer 2022 has now been released

We have now released a new version of our e-mail / newsletter tool MultiMailer. The name of the new version is SamLogic MultiMailer 2022 and some new features in the new version are:

• Windows 11 is supported.
• Spell check of texts.
• Support for emojis.
• You can add clickable buttons to your email newsletters.
• You can add special title tags to your e-mails newsletters.
• Syntax control of e-mail addresses.
• Improved compatibility with Gmail och iPhone.
• Secure HTTPS links are now used to documents and newsletter copies.
• You can now create one unique unsubscribe list per newsletter or per sender.

More Information
A detailed list of the new features in MultiMailer 2022 is available on this web page.

Three versions of SamLogic MultiMailer

There are three versions available of MultiMailer 2022: Standard, Professional and Enterprise. Below we will describe what the differences are between the three versions of our email / newsletter application:

MultiMailer / Standard: Suited for those who send a few thousands newsletters per month and do not need statistics and analysis functions.

MultiMailer / Professional: Suited for those who send up to 50 000 newsletters per month and who needs powerful functions for statistics and analysis.

MultiMailer / Enterprise: Suited for those who send up to 500 000 newsletters per month and/or want to install MultiMailer on a server. Functions for statistics and analysis are included.

Prices and Order
If you want to see the prices of the different versions, or if you want to make an order, you can visit the following web page:
> Order – SamLogic MultiMailer

More information
> SamLogic MultiMailer 2022 – Features (Standard / Professional / Enterprise)