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Send and receive email messages through the BlackBerry Email Server Simulator in standalone mode

by Retired on ‎02-17-2010 12:44 PM (7,348 Views)


This article applies to the following:

  • BlackBerry® Email Server Simulator (ESS)
  • BlackBerry device simulator


Sending and receiving email messages can be tested on a computer by employing a BlackBerry device simulator, ESS, POP3 and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) email client. Please follow the instructions below to send and receive email messages.

  1. Set up ESS as a local messaging server.
    • Set the ESS to use standalone mode.
    • Select POP3 and SMTP ports (Note: This step can be omitted for ESS version 4.1 and earlier).
    • Specify a desired name and email address.
    • Launch ESS.
  2. Set up a POP3 or SMTP email client (i.e. Microsoft® Outlook® Express).
    • Create an email account.
    • Associate the email address specified in step 1 for this account.
    • Set both the incoming POP3 server and outgoing SMTP server as a localhost, and use the ports specified in step 1.
  3. Send an email message using BlackBerry device simulator.
    • Compose and send an email message in the BlackBerry device simulator.
  4. Check for the email message in the Inbox of the email account created in step 2.
  5. Reply to the email message. The reply message should appear in the Inbox of the BlackBerry device simulator.

For further information on ESS setting, please refer to the BlackBerry Java Development Guide Version 4.2.

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