1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 6, 2015 2:50 PM by TSGal

    Send Mail via SMTP Server Password Calculation Dialog



      Send Mail via SMTP Server Password Calculation Dialog


      FileMaker Pro



      Operating system version

      Windows 7 Pro

      Description of the issue

      I have many scripts with Send Mail script step via SMTP Server and until recently I have inputted the credentials for my SMTP Server in each dialog.  I wanted to make it easier on myself when I had to update passwords or account info so I put all this info in a table.

      I created a Table called SMTP, with one record and four fields:  smtp, password, account, zConstant1.  The field smtp= my mail server address, password= my account password, account= my server account and zConstant1 = global field with the number 1 to create relationships between various tables. 

      When updating the script steps Send Mail with the new SMTP settings,  I change the password from "textpassword" to SMTP::password via the calculation dialog box and press OK.  The password does not update.  This only occurs with this setting - all others update as expected.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      1. Create a script with the Send Mail via SMTP Server
      2. Input the settings as text.
      3. Check the script and settings
      4. Create a table called SMTP with four fields as described above.
      5. Populate the fields with your smtp credentials and relate the table in order to function with your script.  
      6. Update the Send Mail via SMTP Server with the appropiate table::feildname from the SMTP table you just created.

      Expected result

      Pressing OK in the calculation dialog box would update the field with the updated table::feild

      Actual result

      Does not update.

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear



      Copy (ctrl C) the "smtp::password" field name and paste (ctrl V) it into the Password Field from the SMTP Options box.  Press OK.  Do not press the Specify Button or enter the calculation dialog box - changes will not be saved.


        • 1. Re: Send Mail via SMTP Server Password Calculation Dialog

          Jim Gill:

          Thank you for your post.

          Do any of the fields get populated properly?

          What occurs when you send an email to yourself through the SMTP server?

          Create a button that executes "Show Custom Dialog" and set the dialog box to display the four fields.  Does this work?  If not, then the relationship for the record may not be set up correctly.

          Any other information you can provide may be helpful in replicating the issue.

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