Community-run Groups

Join a community-run forum, user group, email list or newsgroup dedicated to FileMaker products.


  • FileMaker Forum hosted by FileMaker. Search for an answer, post a question, share information or provide answers for other users in the FileMaker Community.
  • Bento Forum hosted by FileMaker. Ask and answer questions, discuss Bento personal database software with other users.
  • Tech Talk hosted by FileMaker. Join the free-to-join community where you can boost your FileMaker expertise, build better solutions and solve your technical challenges.
  • FM Forums is a discussion list which unites the worldwide community of FileMaker Pro experts, developers, designers and enthusiasts.
  • FileMaker Today is a user forum brought to you by MacLane Nova New Media.

UK User Groups

  • Join in today. Find a user group meeting near you from the list of dates and locations below.
Location Time Date Leader Email Phone Website

FileMaker Developers Association (Entrance Fee: £10.00 - Collected on the door)

Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes Hotel
108 Baker Street
London W1U 6LJ

Meeting room is normally 'Doyle 1' - basement (Free Wi-fi available).

19:00 to 21:00 (followed by an optional meal) Wednesday 28th January 2015 Alan Stirling

This is a self-help FileMaker developers group.
Presentations are made by group members, who pass on their own experiences with FileMaker Pro.
We sometimes attract external speakers, but normally the level of interest and expertise is matched by those of our more experienced members, who regularly present at these meetings.
We are very pleased to accept new members and most meetings close with a healthy discussion covering all aspects of FileMaker development, both theoretical and practical.
Dinner: After the meeting, those with sufficient time call in to a local restaurant for a meal and further discussion.
Information: Send me an email ( to be added to our mailing list.

Email Lists

  • FMAnnounce is a mailing list by Database Pros that keeps you on top of FileMaker-related announcements, including products, resources, tools and training materials.
  • FMPExperts is a mailing list which addresses beginner and advanced FileMaker techniques as well as FileMaker Pro questions and answers.
  • Troi FileMaker Plug-in Talk is devoted to all issues regarding the use of plug-ins with FileMaker Pro. This includes installation issues, scripting, requesting new features and more.
  • Lasso Talk is an email discussion about using Lasso to host FileMaker Pro databases on the Web. Hosted by OmniPilot Software.
  • Dartmouth University hosts an ongoing discussion via email. To subscribe, send a message to: and include in the body of the message: "sub FMPRO-L firstname lastname". Substitute your first and last name.
  • FileMaker Pro Talk is an email discussion list devoted to FileMaker Pro and Server, hosted by LassoSoft.
  • FileMaker_Junto – A User Group for FileMaker Pro Support Share ideas with other FileMaker customers.


There were several USENET newsgroups dedicated to FileMaker products and related topics. These have been moved to Google or Yahoo groups.

FileMaker Newsgroups

Mac Newsgroups

Windows Newsgroups

Note: FileMaker, Inc. hosts the FileMaker and Bento Forums, but does not host or maintain any of the other above-mentioned lists. However, FileMaker, Inc. personnel may monitor or contribute to these lists in an unofficial capacity.