Email Testing in Provar

Email Setup in Provar

In email testing in Provar, you need first to create an Email Connection in Provar and then subscribe to them in your Test Case. Your Email Connection can use either Gmail or Microsoft Exchange.

Select the Connections tab from the ‘Test Settings’ tab and click on the + button to create a new Connection.

sample of Email Setup in Provar

Option 1: Adding a Gmail Connection

On New Connection, select ‘Google’ for the Connection type and Google Applications option in the next dropdown. Provar offers two options for making the Gmail Connection, Web-based Authentication or Password Authentication.

Option 1.1: Gmail Web-based Authentication

  1. Enter User and select ‘Web-based Authentication.’
  2. Click ‘Authorise.’
  3. When the Gmail window opens, enter your credentials and authorize the connection.
  4. Check that the rest of the details are populated automatically.
  5. Select ‘Test Connection’ and click ‘OK’ if successful.

Gmail Web-based Authentication

Option 1.2: Gmail Password Authentication

  1. Enter User, select ‘Web-based Authentication,’ and enter Password.
  2. Select ‘Test Connection’ and click ‘OK’ if successful.

Gmail Password Authentication interface

Please refer to the Gmail Connection in Provar with the App Password page.

Option 2: Adding a Microsoft Exchange Connection

Select Microsoft for Connection type and MS Exchange in the next dropdown on a new connection.

Provar offers three options for making the Microsoft Exchange connection, an Online Exchange Account, Exchange 2007 or later (via EWS), or an Older version of Exchange (via IMAP). Select the option relevant to your company’s Microsoft Exchange implementation and follow the instructions for your chosen option.

Option 2.1: Microsoft Online Exchange Account

  1. Enter User Name and Password, then select Online Exchange Account.
  2. Select Test Connection and click OK if successful.

Microsoft Online Exchange Account

Option 2.2: MS Exchange Server 2007 or later (includes 2010, 2013, and 2016)

  1. Enter User Name and Password, then select Exchange 2007 or later (via EWS).
  2. Select an option between ‘Auto Discover Host Name’ or ‘Use supplied Host Name.’ If you chose Use supplied Host Name, enter the Host Name manually.
  3. Select Test Connection and click OK if successful.

basic settings interface of Microsoft Online Exchange Account 2007

Option 2.3: Older versions of MS Exchange server via IMAP4 protocol (includes 2000, 2003)
To use this option, you will require IMAP4 support to be enabled in your Exchange server. Don’t hesitate to contact your Technical support team to enable IMAP4 support if this is not already enabled.

  1. Enter User Name, Password, select the Older version of Exchange (via IMAP) and enter your Host Name.
  2. Select Test Connection and click OK if successful.

interface of basic settings of Email Testing in Provar of Microsoft Online Exchange Account older version

Once you finish creating your Gmail or MS Exchange connection, you can see this under the Connections tab.

Email Testing in Provar view after creating connections in Gmail and Microsoft Exchange

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