Thank you for your post.
We have seen a number of inconsistencies with Send Mail using SMTP. For a majority of servers, it works fine. For a select few (Gmail is one), sporadic sending or names not encoded occur.
Are you using authentication when sending? Is there anything non-standard with your set up? Are you able to send test messages to yourself consistently? Is there a queue on your server that may be overflowing? Do you use any error capture in your script? If so, can you tell me anything about the record (and the record before) processing halts?
Any other information you can provide may be helpful in finding the possible cause(s).
Yes, I am using authentication, and yes, I am using gmail.
I have only tried sending messages to myself, and I have not got this to work consistently. Even a simple 1-line script with all options hard-coded crashes FileMaker often. It seems to always work when the file is first opened, but if I execute enough seemingly innocuous script steps, the next time I run the send mail script, it's bound to crash.
I have not tried error capture, but I don't see how that would help since FileMaker crashes on execution of the script step...
I do know that the crash occurs BEFORE authentication takes place because if I set an incorrect password, it still crashes as often as it usually crashes, (and when it doesn't, obviously I get an authentication error).
Would it be helpful for me to give you the crash report that Mac OS X generates?
Many issues have been reported using gmail mail server. FileMaker crashing is not one of the symptoms. It sends the information to gmail, and information is returned whether it is successful or not (error code 1506 is a common error). If sending emails to yourself is inconsistent, then there is something between FileMaker sending the information to gmail and receiving a response. When you send these emails to yourself, is it via a script? If so, does the first email send properly? Could it be a queue of emails backing up? Have you tried pausing the script for five seconds between each email? Any other information you can provide may be helpful.
Yes, you can post the crash report here. It may be helpful in determining what gmail is sending back to make FileMaker Pro crash.