How to test an IMAP client?



  • I am writing an IMAP client library for a Uni project. I need comprehensive, in-depth testing for it. This is the focus even more than the e-mail functionality itself. What should I do? I am looking for a list of tools and actions for the setup and a process/procedures recommendation to prevent introduction of regression when the library will be rev-up'ed, please.



  • can you please be precise if you are developing or looking for test suites in Java. Also let us know if you are looking at the unit tests? Apache Commons mail is one very good open source library to send and receive emails. I am sure they must have come up with loads of unit tests for that library. You can download the source code and try out the unit-tests they have for their IMAP, POP3 etc code and imitate them. I do not have a readily available links for functional test suites / libraries of any open source tools. but if you are looking for unit tests in java, Apache commons mail should be what you are looking for.



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