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FMP native email via SMTP has a Paragraph limit of 990 characters

Question asked by edmorcaldi on Oct 30, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 15, 2013 by philmodjunk

Summary

FMP native email via SMTP has a Paragraph limit of 990 characters

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

11 & 12

Operating system version

Snow Leopard

Description of the issue

I just discovered a limitation for email texts. FMP11 and fmp12
Native email text is limited to 990 characters between ¶ paragraph returns.
This happens to any and every paragraph longer than 990.
The workaround is to limit the string, insert a paragraph return.
Do we know about this?  SendMail, from field data, SMTPserver

FMP11 (not a complete clip)
1971. An authority in medieval and renaissance literature, he was a popular and eloquent teacher and writer. In 1976 he was appointed as the Frederick Clifford Ford Professor of English and Comparative Literature, and the following year was named to the newly established John Hay Whitney Chair in the Humanities. Tapped as Yale's 19th president in 1978, he served in that capacity until his resignation in 1986. Bart's lifelong love of baseball helped lead, at tha!
t time, t
o his selection as president of the National League, and in April of 1989, just five months before his death on September 1, he was named commissioner of baseball. 


FMP12
The xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx was created here in 1989 through gifts from family, friends, and admirers in memory of the former Yale president. A. Bartlett Giamatti--best known to many as Bart--was born in Boston in 1938 and graduated from Yale College in 1960 with a degree in English, magna cum laude. Continuing on to our Graduate School, he received his Ph.D. in comparative literature in 1964. After teaching briefly at Princeton, he returned to Yale as an assistant professor of English in 1966 and rose to full professor by 1971. An authority in medieval and renaissance literature, he was a popular and eloquent teacher and writer. In 1976 he was appointed as the Frederick Clifford Ford Professor of English and Comparative Literature, and the following year was named to the newly established John Hay Whitney Chair in the Humanities. Tapped as Yale's 19th president in 1978, he served in that capacity until his resignation in 1986. Bart's lifelong love of baseball helped lead, at tha!
t time, t
o his selection as president of the National League, and in April of 1989, just five months before his death on September 1, he was named commissioner of baseball.

Steps to reproduce the problem

workaround is to limit single paragraphs to less than 990 char. 990 chars will fail. There is not a limit for the total email that I have discovered.

Expected result

FMP12
The xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx was created here in 1989 through gifts from family, friends, and admirers in memory of the former Yale president. A. Bartlett Giamatti--best known to many as Bart--was born in Boston in 1938 and graduated from Yale College in 1960 with a degree in English, magna cum laude. Continuing on to our Graduate School, he received his Ph.D. in comparative literature in 1964. After teaching briefly at Princeton, he returned to Yale as an assistant professor of English in 1966 and rose to full professor by 1971. An authority in medieval and renaissance literature, he was a popular and eloquent teacher and writer. In 1976 he was appointed as the Frederick Clifford Ford Professor of English and Comparative Literature, and the following year was named to the newly established John Hay Whitney Chair in the Humanities. Tapped as Yale's 19th president in 1978, he served in that capacity until his resignation in 1986. Bart's lifelong love of baseball helped lead, at that time, to his selection as president of the National League, and in April of 1989, just five months before his death on September 1, he was named commissioner of baseball.

Actual result

FMP12
The xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx was created here in 1989 through gifts from family, friends, and admirers in memory of the former Yale president. A. Bartlett Giamatti--best known to many as Bart--was born in Boston in 1938 and graduated from Yale College in 1960 with a degree in English, magna cum laude. Continuing on to our Graduate School, he received his Ph.D. in comparative literature in 1964. After teaching briefly at Princeton, he returned to Yale as an assistant professor of English in 1966 and rose to full professor by 1971. An authority in medieval and renaissance literature, he was a popular and eloquent teacher and writer. In 1976 he was appointed as the Frederick Clifford Ford Professor of English and Comparative Literature, and the following year was named to the newly established John Hay Whitney Chair in the Humanities. Tapped as Yale's 19th president in 1978, he served in that capacity until his resignation in 1986. Bart's lifelong love of baseball helped lead, at tha!
t time, t
o his selection as president of the National League, and in April of 1989, just five months before his death on September 1, he was named commissioner of baseball.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

no error, email goes through successfully. The exclamation point is not present in Mac email client, but the line breaks are present.

The email was compiled and saved to an FMP field then field sent via email script step.

Configuration information

FMP 12v4, 11v5 Mac. Snow Leopard, AppleMail client & Entourage Client.

Workaround

limit email paragraphs to 990 characters

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