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Send Mail Problem - 2 or more recipients - FM13

Question asked by jhaffner on Jul 24, 2014
Latest reply on Oct 6, 2016 by jhaffner

Hello All,


I cannot send email to multiple recipients from FileMaker 13 using Apple Mail 7.3 (Mac OS X 10.9.4). This method has worked since 2008, but has broken since the upgrade to Mavericks. I have tested the script under FM 13 and Apple Mail 6.6, and it still works. I am using AppleScript to send the email, but I get the same results if I send using FMP's Send Email script step.


I use a plain text field to store email address(es). The field is pre-populated with one email address using a Set Field command. Users may click a button to add addresses, or type them in by hand. From the script, addresses are appended with a comma-space between addresses (e.g.,, treats the text from the field as one large address, regardless of the comma. If only one address is in the field, the email goes out without a problem. The specific error is:


"," does not appear to be a valid email address. Verify the address and try again.


This error occurs whether I use AppleScript or Send Email methods.


I have tried using a semi-colon as delimiter. I have also tried coercing the text field into an AppleScript list.


In, if I delete the space between the addresses and add it back, the addresses are recognized as separate addresses!


How can I get to recognize the text string for what it is?


I recognize this may be a problem, but I am hopeful I have just missed something obvious in FMP.


Glad to provide script steps if needed.