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Email testing

Setup

In order to test emails, you need to first 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.

From ‘Test Settings’ tab, select the Connections tab and click on the + button to create a new Connection.

Option 1: Adding a Gmail Connection

On New Connection, select ‘Google’ for 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 Gmail 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.

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.

Option 2: Adding a Microsoft Exchange Connection

On new connection, select Microsoft for Connection type and MS Exchange in the next dropdown.

Provar offers three options for making the Microsoft Exchange connection, Online Exchange Account, Exchange 2007 or later (via EWS) or 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.

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.

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. Please contact your Technical support team to enable IMAP4 support if this is not already enabled.

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

Once your Gmail or MS Exchange connection is created, you will be able to see this under the Connections tab.