I need to test email notifications that gets sent by our application.I am able to test html version of the email with no issue.
I am told that if my email client will accept html, then I will only receive html version and not text version.
If my email client will only accept text and not html, then I will receive only text version.
Since Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail, Lotus Notes receive html, that is the only type of email notification I have been able to test.
?????? Can anybody suggest me how to configure Lotus Notes/ Yahoo / Hotmail / Gmail / or any other provider to receive Text only emails. ?????
I need this solution as soon as possible. PLEASE HELP
Thanks for responding. What our developers mentioned was our application will send email with both Text and HTML content inside one email. But based on the receipients email setup, if gmail/yahoo is set to receive html, then html email is all you will see. If gmail/yahoo is set to receive "text only", then the receipient will see text version only.
That confused me. You said that 'If gmail/yahoo is set to receive "text only", then the receipient will see text version only' (which seems to contradict your first email in any case - I can't be sure, because I have never tried to set a Gmail or Yahoo client for text only).
Then why can't you set up a Gmail or Yahoo recipient for text only? Why won't that do what you want?
By the way, please understand that (a) the question you are asking is not actually directly related to software testing. It's about email client setup. And (b) trying to get quick answers from people who are volunteers is rather inconsiderate. We are not motivated by the urgency of your need.
The type of mail you're probably sending out is called MIME type mail. This means that the system can create an HTML version of a message AND a text version of the message, bundle it into one tight little package and then the email client will determine what it wants to receive when the package arrives at the inbox.
I don't know about setting Gmail or anything else up as text only, but there must be an option for it. If not, then set up a yahoo account as a POP mail account and have the messages forwarded onto a mail client like Outlook, which should allow you to display either text or HTML emails.