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Unable to send e-mail to distributed list (email group) using Send email Step

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Article ID: 6986

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Products

CA Application Test CA Continuous Application Insight (PathFinder) Service Virtualization

Issue/Introduction

Using "Send email step" in test case to send email to the users. When using a single email address, able to send an email from test case and user is getting an email.

When using email address of a distribution list, unable to receive emails.

Cause

When sending an email through "send email step" or any java code using smtp details, mail server is validating user details and then sending email to the user.

When given email address of distribution list, it is not able to identify the email address and getting an error while sending email.

Environment

All supported platforms and releases of DevTest

Resolution

Add all email addresses within the distribution email list to a property defined in project.config file and use the property in To address field.