I have an assignment to test auto generate mails.
let me give you brief description.
I am working on web appplication[E-Commerce]. After successful completion of order, An Auto generated mail will be sent to shopper. and even on changing the order status also "Order Status Mail" are sent to the shopper.
Just I want to check the mail contents, like Link present in the mail,contents, etc. How can i automate this using rational.
Looking forward for help.
Thanks in Advance.
Why use rational? A lower level scripting language (Perl) is probably a better tool. Set up a test mailbox that everything goes to, use Perl modules to download the mail, and then process what it receives. No GUIs, no fuss.
This tool can be applied to an Outlook Rule and will write incoming mails (applying to the specified rule) into Text-files. This also helps you avoiding GUIs, just read and interpret the contents of the file.
If you're having HTML-mails, I don't know how applicable the tool is - but you could give it a try and evaluate it...