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Old 01-21-2007, 04:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Please Help with ESS (Email Server Simulator)

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I would simply like to send an email from the BlackBerry simulator to my yahoo mail account.

I really don't understand the process involved and the support documents are pretty poor.

So far I have successfully run the MDS with a BlackBerry simulator and viewed internet pages with no problem.

I have tried setting my Yahoo smtp and pop3 details with the config file. When I restart the MDS and run the simulator, nothing has changed. Am I missing another step in the setup.

I have also tried running the ESS Java application that comes bundled with MDS, you can't run this at the same time as the MDS, so which am I supposed to configure? If I try launching the ESS in connected mode with my yahoo account not much happens. Should my yahoo mail be retrieved by the BlackBerry simulator automatically.

I have been trying to fix this for days so any advice would be gratefully received.
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So I've managed to view my yahoo mail inbox using the Email Server Simulator Java application.

Can anybody tell me what the process is to enable sending and receiving of email to /from the BlackBerry simulator?
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Default A solution that worked for me

So it looks like my corporate firewall at work blocks smtp port 25 which explains why I can't send any email to my Yahoo account.

I decided to set up a standalone email account, here's how I did it:

Very Important:

Make sure you have a correct version simulator with the same version ESS, for example:
A v4.0.2 BlackBerry Simulator running with 4.0.2 ESS

I found that an incorrect combination meant that I could send email to the BlackBerry simulator but email would not be sent from the Simulator.

Compatible combinations that I have used are:

1) Simulators : BlackBerry_Simulators_4.1.0.359.exe --> MDS & ESS Services: BlackBerry_Email_MDS_4.1.0-4.exe
2) Simulators : BlackBerry_Simulators_4.2.0.51_8100.exe --> MDS & ESS Services: BlackBerry_Email_MDS_4.1.2.exe

To configure the ESS to operate in Standalone mode

On the server laptop, there must be:
1. ESS (Email Service Simulator)
2. BlackBerry Simulator
3. Email Application capable to Pop3 access (For example, Pegasus)
a. In the email application, create a new POP3 account
i. POP3 server: localhost
ii. SMTP server: localhost
iii. Email address: [email address] (can be anything)
iv. Password: (leave blank)

Start Everything Up

1. Run the ESS
a. Select ‘Standalone mode’
b. Fill in the name field: ‘name’
c. File in the Email field: ‘’
d. Click ‘Launch’
2. Start Up a simulator
a. Compose and send an email to the mail client application
3. Start Up the mail client
a. Compose and send an email to the simulator
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