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Example of a SMTP call using a java program on linux

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Hi All,

I'd like to write a java program that makes an SMTP connection to an email server & then send a test email eg "hello world" to a specified address.

Is there any example showing how this works?

javax.mail.service.connect

is the API, I'd like to use.

Thanks
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mccarl earned 1600 total points
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Here is the basic idea...
import java.util.Properties;

import javax.mail.Message;
import javax.mail.MessagingException;
import javax.mail.Session;
import javax.mail.Transport;
import javax.mail.internet.InternetAddress;
import javax.mail.internet.MimeMessage;

public class TestSendingEmail
{
   public static void main(String [] args)
   {    
      String to = "you@yahoo.com";
      String from = "me@gmail.com";
      
      String smtpHost = "smtp.host.com";

      Properties properties = System.getProperties();
      properties.setProperty("mail.smtp.host", smtpHost);
      Session session = Session.getDefaultInstance(properties);

      try {
         MimeMessage message = new MimeMessage(session);

         message.setFrom(new InternetAddress(from));
         message.addRecipient(Message.RecipientType.TO, new InternetAddress(to));

         message.setSubject("An email from me to you");

         message.setText("Hello World!!");

         Transport.send(message);
         
         System.out.println("Success!!");
         
      } catch (MessagingException ex) {
         ex.printStackTrace();
      }
   }
}

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For this you will need to have the following ...

Javamail - http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javamail/index.html
JavaBeans Activation Framework - http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index-135046.html
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by:Mahesh Bhutkar
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Your smtp server must be up & running with proper configuration to support above code.
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Most smtp servers will expect authentication of some kind. Here's an example of one of the most demanding:

http://technojeeves.com/joomla/index.php/free/80-send-secure-mail-via-google-with-java
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by:Mahesh Bhutkar
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by:eeclint
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Sorry for the delay as I didn't see the solutions.

I will attempt to run this code in my box & ask further questions in a new thread if required.

Thanks for your help.
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