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Hi,

I found a JSP coding by kheefatt to send email with JSP in this forum.

The coding is as below:

send_mail.jsp
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<%@ page language="java" import="java.sql.*, java.util.ArrayList" %>
<%@ page import="java.util.*, javax.mail.*, javax.mail.internet.*" %>
<html>
<head>
</head>
<body>
<table width="50%" border="0" >
<tr>
<td>
<%
     String emailAdd = request.getParameter("receiver");
     String mailBody = request.getParameter("mailtext");
     boolean mail_error = false;
     String errMsg = "";

     try
     {
          Properties props = new Properties();
          props.put("mail.smtp.host", "127.0.0.1");  //replace 127.0.0.1 with the name u specify in your mail server
          Session s = Session.getInstance(props,null);
          MimeMessage message = new MimeMessage(s);
          InternetAddress from = new InternetAddress(emailAdd);
          message.setFrom(from);
          InternetAddress to = new InternetAddress("kheefatt@yahoo.com"); //your email address
          message.addRecipient(Message.RecipientType.TO, to);
          message.setSubject("Mail Test!");
          message.setText(mailBody);
          Transport.send(message);
     }
     catch (Exception ex)
     {
          String titleMsg = "Error Exception";
          errMsg = ex.getMessage();
          mail_error = true;
     }    
     if (mail_error==false)
          out.write("Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter.<BR>");
     else if (mail_error==true)
     {
          out.write("There's an error in the mail server. Please try again later!<BR>\n");
     }
%>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
</body>
</html>


I replace the 127.0.0.1 in props.put("mail.smtp.host", "127.0.0.1") with the address I usually put in the SMTP serve section of my Outlook Express (mail.mycompany.com). I was able to sent to all mycompany.com accounts (i.e xxx@mycompany.com) but was unable to send other account such as xxx@hotmail. What did I do wrong?
FYI, the mail server is provided by the hosting company. We rented a webspace with a hosting company, and the package include email accounts.
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Question by:minevra
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by:raj3060
ID: 12212685
you probably need to putr the IP address with the port
i.e.
props.put("mail.smtp.host", "127.0.0.1:8080")
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by:kheefatt
ID: 12214825
I think it is sent to the junk mail folder. Check your junk mail folder and see.

It is impossible it works on all your mycompany.com accounts but not to hotmail. Try to disable your junk mail filter and try again. Good luck!
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by:minevra
ID: 12215108
There is nothing wrong with hotmail. There is actualy error in the program when I try to sent to hotmail.

Here is the error message:

description The server encountered an internal error () that prevented it from fulfilling this request.

exception

javax.servlet.ServletException: Sending failed;
  nested exception is:
      class javax.mail.SendFailedException: Invalid Addresses;
  nested exception is:
      class javax.mail.SendFailedException: 550 not local host roketmail.com, not a gateway

      org.apache.jasper.runtime.PageContextImpl.handlePageException(PageContextImpl.java:682)
      org.apache.jsp.testmail_jsp._jspService(testmail_jsp.java:74)
      org.apache.jasper.runtime.HttpJspBase.service(HttpJspBase.java:136)
      javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:856)
      org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServletWrapper.service(JspServletWrapper.java:320)
      org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.serviceJspFile(JspServlet.java:293)
      org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.service(JspServlet.java:240)
      javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:856)


root cause

javax.mail.SendFailedException: Sending failed;
  nested exception is:
      class javax.mail.SendFailedException: Invalid Addresses;
  nested exception is:
      class javax.mail.SendFailedException: 550 not local host roketmail.com, not a gateway

      javax.mail.Transport.send0(Transport.java:218)
      javax.mail.Transport.send(Transport.java:80)
      org.apache.jsp.testmail_jsp._jspService(testmail_jsp.java:64)
      org.apache.jasper.runtime.HttpJspBase.service(HttpJspBase.java:136)
      javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:856)
      org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServletWrapper.service(JspServletWrapper.java:320)
      org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.serviceJspFile(JspServlet.java:293)
      org.apache.jasper.servlet.JspServlet.service(JspServlet.java:240)
      javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:856)

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Expert Comment

by:kheefatt
ID: 12215119
contact your hosting company and asked them bout the specified ip and port
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by:minevra
ID: 12215216
hi kheefatt,

I found out that I have to put in my username and password in order to send outside our own company account. How can I do that?

Can u show me the code?

thanks
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Expert Comment

by:kheefatt
ID: 12215234
I think u haf the application did wrongly. U dont need to put in any username and password in order to send a mail through a mail server. U download a free smtp mail server and try it out on yur local pc first.
props.put("mail.smtp.host", "127.0.0.1") <-- u put in the IP or the name of the mail server, not your email account.
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by:minevra
ID: 12215250
This is what my colleague told me. She did a similar program before and she also face the same problem until still put in username and password (I can't use her codes because it's very different from mine). My hosting company purposely set their servers to require authentication to sent mail. This is to prevent spamming.
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ramazanyich earned 500 total points
ID: 12215820
in JavaMail API you can set username and password for SMTP authentication.
Check following code http://www.javacommerce.com/articles/SendMailUsingAuthentication.java
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