Change the properties of the email simulation

By default, when you create a new workload profile, the BlackBerry® Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator sends email messages as if from the simulated BlackBerry devices. You do not need to turn on email simulation.
  1. In the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator, click Options.
  2. Select the workload profile that you want to change. Click Edit.
  3. In the list on the left side of the dialog box, click the type of message that you want to change, such as Email.
  4. Add, change, or remove the email message payloads that you want to use.
  5. Change the properties about message views by specifying the percentage of all email messages that go to the simulated BlackBerry devices are read, deleted, replied to, and forwarded.
  6. Specify the percentage of email messages that have attachments for which the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator requests the contents of the attachment.
  7. Click Save until the main screen of the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator appears.

Change the properties of a payload

  1. In the BlackBerry® Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator, click Options.
  2. Select the workload profile that you want to change Click Edit.
  3. In the list on the left side of the dialog box, click the type of message that you want to change, such as Email.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. To change the name of the payload, click the existing name and type the new name.
  6. Click Edit.
  7. Change the properties for the payload.
  8. Click Save until the main screen of the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator appears.

Properties of email messages

Several properties have minimum and maximum size fields. If the entries in the minimum and maximum size fields are different, the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator generates values in those ranges and uses randomly generated text to meet them.

Property

Description

To Users

This property specifies the number of users in the To: field of the email messages that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator generates for this payload. The default is 1.

CC Users

This property specifies the number of users in the CC: field of the email messages that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator generates for this payload . The default is 0.

BCC Users

This property specifies the number of users in the BCC: field of the email messages that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator generates for this payload. The default is 0.

Signature

This specifies the type of signature in the email messages that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator generates for this payload. The possible signatures are None or Corporate Standard. The default is None. The messaging server contains the definitions of signatures.

Sensitivity

This property specifies the level of sensitivity of the email messages that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator generates for this payload. The possible levels of sensitivity are None, Personal, Private, or Confidential. The default is None.

Importance

This property specifies the level of importance of the email messages that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator generates for this payload. The possible levels of importance are Normal, High, or Low. The default is Normal.

Character Encoding

This property specifies the text encoding of the email messages that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator uses for this payload. The possible text encodings are Latin-1 or Unicode. The default is Latin-1.

Subject

This property specifies the minimum and maximum size in bytes of the subject for the email messages that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator generates for this payload. The default is 20 bytes for each size. The maximum value that you can enter in each field is 200 bytes.

Body

This property specifies the minimum and maximum size in bytes of the body text for the email messages that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator generates for this payload. The default is 100 bytes for each size. The maximum value that you can enter in each field is 10,000 bytes.

Change message viewing properties

Message viewing properties control whether the simulated message is marked read, deleted, replied to, forwarded, or generates an attachment request. The ratio set is the input of the system: if Messages read is set to 20%, the BlackBerry® Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator marks two out of ten incoming messages as read.
  1. In the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator, open the workload profile.
  2. In the panel on the right side, set the properties.

Properties of message views

For a percentage of the email messages that the BlackBerry® Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator receives, the simulator changes the status of the messages, depending on the values of the properties of message views. These message view statuses apply to a percentage of all email messages that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator receives, not only the email messages carrying a specific payload. The percentage is called a ratio in the user interface. A message can be read, deleted, replied to, forwarded, or be unread. These properties of message views are set for each workload profile.

A change in the status of an email message is a reconciliation. When an email message is reconciled, the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator sends information about the reconciliation of that email message to the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server. These messages affect the workload of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

Property

Description

Read ratio

This property specifies the percentage of email messages that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator receives and marks as read. The maximum value is 50%.

Delete ratio

This property specifies the percentage of email messages that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator receives and marks as deleted. The maximum value is 70%.

Reply ratio

This property specifies the percentage of email messages that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator receives and generates a reply email message for. The maximum value is 15%.

Forward ratio

This property specifies the percentage of email messages that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator receives and forwards. The maximum value is 15%.

Attachment Request ratio

This property specifies the percentage of email messages with attachments that the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator receives and generates an attachment request for. The maximum value is 15%.

The BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator generates attachment information requests based on the number of email messages that have attachments, not on the total number of email messages. If your load generator is configured so that the messaging server never sends email messages with attachments, the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator does not send attachment requests.

Change the weights of email message payloads

If you define only one email message payload, the weight of that payload is 100%. If you define two or more payloads, then the total of the weights of all payloads in that workload profile must equal 100%.
  1. In the BlackBerry® Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator, click Options.
  2. Select the workload profile you want to change. Click Edit.
  3. In the list on the left side of the dialog box, click type of message that you want to change, such as Email.
  4. Click the weight of the payload that you want to change.
  5. In the Weight field, type a new weight.
  6. Click Save until the main screen of the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator appears.
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