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Email Step emailStoreMessageCount


Stores the number of messages (optionally matching provided criteria) into a property.


Required? yes
The target property name.
Required? no
The email Cc header field.
Required? no
The description of this test step.
Required? no
The email From header field.
Required? no, default is the "defaultPropertyType" as specified in the "config" element is used.
The target property type. Either "ant" or "dynamic".
Required? no
The email ReplyTo header field.
Required? no
The email Subject header field.
Required? no
The email To header field.


See the emailDeleteMessage documentation for an example of using this step.

Note that subject and the email address attributes (to, from, cc and replyTo) are used for matching purposes to select a subset of the available messages. Each can be either plain text or a regular expression. Simply start and end them with the "/" character to make them a regular expression. If all of these are left blank, all messages will be selected for counting. In addition, to, cc and replyTo may contain a comma (",") separated list of email addresses. Each address must appear in an email message for it to match - order is not important.


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